Rumor Roundup: Will the iPhone 6S Check Your Heart? What About Spider-Man?


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:

Crossy Road
  • Will the iPhone 6S Be Able to Read Your Blood Pressure?
    "Yes, thank you, Siri, I know that Crossy Road is aggravating, without you shouting systolic and diastolic numbers at me!!!" [Design & Trend]

  • Did Sony Shoot Down the Rumor That Spider-Man Will Appear in the Avengers 3?
    Said an executive: "Why would we want our character to appear in another highly enjoyable franchise, when he's already been in... well, when Spider-Man's already been in movies. That have come out." []

Google Car
  • Is Google Getting Into the Auto Insurance Business?
    Combine this with their self-driving car prototype and you have an automobile who can drive and insure itself. "Beep beep. I switched to GEICO and saved 15%. Beep beep." [Android Headlines]

  • Is a New Nintendo 3DS XL Coming to America in February?
    Yes. Coming to America ... to find a wife! It will throw off the trappings of being a highly-successful mobile gaming platform and get a job at a fast food restaurant. Hilarity might ensue. [NeoGAF]

Batman v Superman
  • Is Batman Vs. Superman Being Split Into Two Films?
    In the future, all films will be broken into 22 parts and released in weekly installments. Wait.... [Slash Film]

  • Did Samsung Offer to Buy BlackBerry For $7.5 Million?
    Whoops, sorry, the real quoted price is $7.5 billion. But can you really blame me for making that mistake? It's BlackBerry! [Apple Insider]

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