When the Internet runs out of news, they start making things up. We think this is funny, so we round up all the lies and speculation and put them here. We call it "Rumor Roundup" and we do it all for you! This week:
- A Slimmer PS3 on the Way? [pictured]
Caving to societal pressures as we enter "swimsuit season," no doubt! (Wait a minute! I made that joke a couple weeks ago about a slimmer iPad! Oh well, they always say that if you steal humor, steal from the best! (Me. I'M the best, is what I'm implying. Yeah.)) [Escapist]
- AT&T Will Charge for Facetime Calls Made Over 3G Networks?
Politicians will rail against it as a "Tax against grandparents and absentee dads who want to see their grandchild's / child's first steps." (According to their adverts, those are the only people who use it, right?) [Huffington Post]
- Comcast to Roll out 305Mbps Broadband?
At that speed, it'll be much faster for Comcast customers to hit their bandwidth caps. BOOM! [Gizmodo]
- According to Leaked Cases, the iPhone 5 Will Be Taller and Thinner?
From here on out, call the new iPhone the "Abbott" model and the old one the "Costello." Or is it the other way around. ANYWAY, one of those guys was short and fat, the other tall and thin. That is how comedy works. [Mobile&Apps]
- The Spice Girls Are Getting Back Together to Play the Olympics?
Is this what we want? What we really, really want? (Sorry, it had to be done. Also: Slow rumor week!) [Fashionista]
Jeff Somogyi is the dealnews Media Editor. He would like you to know that he does know which is Abbott and which is Costello and that he played that up for humor purposes. He'd also like you to know that Who is the name of the player on first base. See more of his comedy spoilers on Google+ (a-WHAT?!), Twitter or on his blog.