Rumors: Blue Screen of Death Makeover? New iPhone 5 Shape?

By Jeff Somogyi, dealnews writer

Here are a few of the rumors we've found this week:

  • Windows 8 to have Black "Screen of Death"?
    According to My Digital Life, the classic Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) is going to get a face-life in the next version of the OS. Luckily, because of the new chosen color of black, all previously documented abreviations (and agravations) will remain unchanged.
  • The iPhone 5 will be wedge-shaped?
    The next-gen device will taper slightly, says This Is My Next. That sounds useful: Your office door keeps swinging shut? There's a phone for that.
  • Hacked PlayStation Network user account info up for sale?
    Pretty sure the Feds would be suspicious of an eBay auction called "2.2 Million Credit Card Numbers MIB L@@K!" But according to gamrFeed, the hacker that broke into the PlayStation Network wants to auction off the stolen credit card numbers to the highest bidder.
  • Motorola releasing a pair of Quad-Core phones next year?
    According to CNET, the two phones will feature the Nvidia quad-core "Kal-El" Tegra 3 chipset. They will also come with an asbestos glove so you can hold them.
  • Apple's cloud storage to be called iCloud?
    Guess the naming committee got around to this one at the end of the day and just wanted to hammer it out and go home? According to ars technica, Cupertino paid $4.5 million for the domain name.
  • Apple Cloud services will be for-pay venture?
    You can expect to pay around $20 if Apple ever makes cloud music happen, says CNET. The internet gasps, "PAY for a service rendered?! Unpossibles!"
  • Another Pokemon game coming soon?
    It could be for the Nintendo 3DS. Finally, a version of this game that could actually POKE AT YOU! The fact that there was no "poking" in this franchise has, for years, weighed heavily upon my mind. This is a burden lifted. (ubergizmo)
  • EA Sports subscription services coming soon?
    According to PastaPadre, you will have the option to pay $14.99 to $35.99 per month for extra features, like transfering DLC between versions of your games, access to new titles in advance of street-date, and discounts on add-ons. How kind of EA Sports to let you pay more to keep the content you already bought.
  • Google partnering with Spotify for cloud music service?
    Android Police says that's the latest rumor. Since Spotify is currently in its umpteenth delay of its U.S. release, this rumor is like proving unicorns exist by saying you saw one hanging out with a Yeti.

Jeff Somogyi is the dealnews Media Editor. When he's not having lunch with Nessie and Sasquatch, he's twittering his shorter thoughts on his Twitter; and blogging his longer thoughts on his blog.

DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


Leave a comment!

or Register