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Rumor Roundup: White Xbox One? Robot Taxis? iPad mini 2?

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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:

  • Will Microsoft Employees Be Able to Buy a White Xbox One?
    It was Ballmer's last, cruel trick on his employees. [UberGizmo]

  • Does the Samsung Galaxy S5 Have a 16-Megapixel Camera?
    It's times like these when I wonder if Neanderthal man ever got really depressed because the iron axe came out right after he bought his stone axe. Probably. Life is cyclical. [Web Pro News]

  • Does Google Want to Build a Fleet of Self-Driving Taxis?
    So our first hint that the Robot Uprising is happening will be a rash of passengers complaining that they were let off half a block past their destination by their automated cabbies? Sounds darn inconvenient. [Dvice]

  • Will the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Have 4K Video Capture?
    Conveniently, Samsung sells a 4K TV! What are the chances of that?! Are they hoping that Galaxy Note 3s boost sales of their TVs, or that the TVs will boost sales of the phablets? [UberGizmo]

  • Is This the New iPad mini 2's Back Cover?
    Wow, you can see how radically different from the first-gen mini that case is! For one, the original didn't have a weird bardcode design on it! Revolutionary! [Sonny Dickson]

  • Is a Star Wars Channel Coming to Apple TV?
    I hope it's called "Holocron"! Right guys?! Guys? No ... ? (Slowly lowers "high-five hand.") [Jedi News]

  • Will Amazon Offer Wireless Network Connectivity?
    Prime members will get their emails delivered in two days. [The Droid Guy]


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