Twitter wants to be the popular kid Video
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Hey, IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Karyne Levy. Welcome to Rumor Has It! The show that rounds up the week's biggest tech rumors. You can vote on what you think about the rumors, too, in the interactive player if you're watching on CNET. This week, Samsung is looking to the future rather quickly, the color "gold" seems to be making the rounds, and Twitter is all about shaking things up. Let's get started. First up, at IFA a couple weeks ago, much to nobody's surprise, Samsung announced its contender in the smartwatch ring, the Galaxy Gear. According to Korean news site Media, a Galaxy Gear 2 is already in production. Whaaaa? The next version of Samsung's smartwatch will offer GPS, improved battery life, and support for a greater array of Android devices. The Galaxy Gear currently can pair with Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. The Gear 2 could be unveiled at next year's CES in January or Mobile World Congress in February. It's obvious that there will eventually be a Gear 2, but why would there be one so close to the announcement of the first one? According to the sources, the first one is just there to test the waters of the market before Samsung releases a more finely tuned device. Nice, Samsung. If this is true, there are going to be a lot of Galaxy Gear-wearing suckers out there who wished they would've waited a few months. Here at Rumor Has It, we love to speculate on colors. We did it with the iPhone 5C, we did it with the iPhone 5S, and now, it looks like it's HTC's turn. A China-based Sina Weibo user published photos of what the person says is a new HTC One featuring a gold finish, much like the iPhone's gold finish. It'd make sense to write this off as just a prototype or some fancy photoshop work, but according to Engadget, that same person once showed a picture of a blue HTC One, which was subsequently announced by the company. So maybe he or she has some credibility after all? Either way, it appears that gold is the new "Orange is the New Black." Would you be into a gold phone? Let me know in the comments. And finally, Twitter shook up the social media world last week when it tweeted that it's filing for an IPO. And according to a report from AllThingsD, it's looking to shake things up a little more. According to sources, Twitter will totally redo its iOS app. The new design will swap the current tab structure for a variety of media-rich feeds that users can swipe through. It would include the standard stream of tweets in reverse chronological order, a feed that highlights interactions and conversations, a photos-only feed, and a stream dedicated to TV-related tweets. So no more "Breaking Bad" spoilers in your feed, unless you switch to the appropriate tab. I use Tweetbot for all my Twitter needs, but this change might be interesting enough that I could switch to the native app. What do you guys think? Will this help hook first-time Twitter users? Do you use Twitter? Would you if these changes came about? Don't forget to vote and leave a comment, and I'll ask the CNET Council what it thinks. And the CNET Council's verdict is... YES, they think that Twitter will revamp its iOS apps to hook more users and make it easier to use. One editor I asked said that they should, since the current iOS app kind of sucks. ThatÃ¯Â¿Â½s our show everyone, share your rumors at email@example.com or call us at 1-800-750-CNET. And tweet us! And tune in next week for more tech rumors. +++
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It is Monday morning - a golden beam of sunlight illuminates a bedside table. On this table we see a stack of prayer cards, books about the lives of the Saints, a Child's Catholic Pictionary, a picture of St. Rita, a rosary and a small statue of Mother Teresa. This room is Jessica's - she is 12 years old and wants to be a nun. Her alarm rings an electronic version of "Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring". She gets up and today, like every other day, she goes to St. Mary's church to say her prayers before school. As she's walking to class, she sees a boy she has never seen in her neighborhood before. He...is beautiful. Her eyes are locked onto him as she walks right into her friends. Her prayer cards go flying into the air. The girls stop to help her pick them up - all the time poking fun at her for wanting to be a nun, as they usually do - and of course all nuns are virgins - so she'll have to stay a virgin for the rest of her life. They tell her what they think she'll be missing, but they really don't have a clue about sex and she doesn't believe them...they can't possibly be right. Jessica's friends run off when the school bell rings, but the young BOY comes over to help her pick up her prayer cards. He is more beautiful than she thought; she finds herself staring at him. He touches her hand; Jessica doesn't know what to do, so she runs away. The next morning, instead of going to church, she walks to the bookstore. She purchases a book about sex and brings it to the playground. As she's showing her friends the pictures in the book, the principal walks up to them. Alarmed, Jessica's friends run off and the book falls to the ground - the principal, seeing this interesting book, quizzically looks at Jessica...She is busted. Now go watch the movie to see what happens!
The wait is over for iPhone 5 buyers today despite the ongoing Apple Maps mess, so let the Apple picking begin! To combat smartphone theft, the NYPD wants to remind everyone about their Operation ID plan that lets users register their devices with local authorities. To everyone's surprise, the iPhone 5 gets a positive scores on iFixit and the company is about to make the current owner of Earpods.com very, very rich. It's not all about Apple today though, tune in to hear what Neil Young thinks about the golden age of music piracy.
On today's show, Donald Bell gives us his in-person BlackBerry PlayBook review, why Twitter is like your freeloading, couch-surfing bum of a brother, and how the FBI's command and control server could end up taking Elvis off life support. What, you didn't know Elvis was still alive? The things you learn on BOL. Plus: the white iPhone is coming! No, really! And your comments on throttling, for good or for ill. --Molly
In buzz this week, there's a possible corroboration of a Verizon iPhone; Twitter wants to make money for real this time; and a Molly Rant in video form.
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