Rumor Roundup: Xbox Virtual Reality Helmet? Morgan Freeman is Ancient? More?


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 Microsoft Working on a Virtual Reality Helmet?
    After wearing one, you'll have a purely coincidental aversion to Apple products ... and a mania for Beethoven. [Patently Apple]

  • Is Samsung Working on Another Mobile Payment Platform?
    It'll involve some kind of magnetic wave generator that mimics a credit card swipe. Hmm. A magnetic field generator that fits in our pockets? What could go wrong? "Wait, why are none of my other credit cards working ... and why are tiny screws flying across the room and attaching to my phone ... and why has my pacemaker stopped? [Android And Me]

  • Is Twitter About to Partner With Foursquare?
    Because when you combine two companies that have no long-term revenue-streams, they'll start making money. Somehow. [Marketing Land]

  • Is Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe, or Bill Nighy Going to Play The Ancient One in "Doctor Strange"?
    Sheesh, they gonna change the name of the film to "Doctor Uninspired Casting Choices-Strange"? (Yeah, he chose to hyphenate his name after he married Angela Uninspired Casting Choices — you know, of the Long Island Uninspired Casting Choices?) [Blastr]

  • Will the Next Nintendo DS Have a Doughnut-Shaped Screen?
    And that's the last time Nintendo's Chief Engineer's brother, Homer, was allowed to design a console. Everyone was fired. [Design Trend]

  • Is Mary Murphy Leaving "So You Think You Can Dance?"
    She's booked on the first Hot Tamale Train out of town! (A huge "thank you" to the one person laughing at that! You're the best!) [Music Times]

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