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Rumor Roundup: Naked iPhone 5S Button? Cumberbatch in Star Wars VII?

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When the internet runs out of news, it starts making things up. We think this is funny, so we round up all the lies and speculation and put them here. We call it the "Rumor Roundup" and we do it all for you! This week:

  • Is This the iPhone 5S's Fingerprint-Reading Home Button? (see above)
    We apologize for posting a picture of a naked home button; we understand that many of you find this kind of thing to be prurient. [Sonny Dickson]

  • Bryan Cranston Laughs Off Lex Luthor Rumors?
    But the way he laughed it off was like, "Muhahha. MUHAHAHA! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA" so, you know, it's still a possibility. [Comic Book Resources]

  • Is Sony Working on a Chromecast Competitor?
    Someone trying to copy Google? Now there's a switcheroo! [UberGizmo]

  • Is Sony Working on a Virtual Reality Helmet for the PlayStation 4?
    Think of all the things you can feel like you're experiencing, without actually being there! The outdoors! Having dinner with friends! Mowing the lawn! (That last one was an oblique reference to 1992's The Lawnmower Man in which virtual reality takes a horrific turn for the worst. A modern classic!) [EuroGamer]

  • Agent Denies Benedict Cumberbatch Will Star in Star Wars VII?
    But it was the way the rep said, "This is not the casting rumor you've been looking for" which makes us suspicious. [HeroFix]


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