Microsoft wants space on your face
Microsoft wants space on your face
3:34

Microsoft wants space on your face

Culture
KARYNE: Hey, I�m 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, in the interactive player if you're watching on CNET. This week, I'll definitely round up what we did and didn't get in the new iPads, but first, another Google Glass competitor might be on its way, and LG might be gunning for its own piece of the Chrome OS pie. Let's get started! STORY 1: First up, can't go a single week without someone wanting to put something on your face. Sorry, that sounded supergross. A couple weeks ago it was a rumor that Samsung was working on Gear Glass, which is supposedly its version of Google Glass, which came out earlier this year. And now, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft could be working on a Glass contender as well. The report doesn't say anything about how the glasses would work, but I could imagine a strong tie-in with the Xbox. And Microsoft has already been pushing its second- screen feature integration with Xbox Smartglass. Maybe this would be Xbox Smartglasses. I'm not going to lie, I'd buy a pair if they would work really well with my normal glasses and if they would allow me to play Assassin's Creed 4 at all times without anyone knowing. STORY 2: Up next, LG recently filed for trademarks on three names that contain the word Chrome -- ChromeOne, ChromeDesk, and ChromeStation. Remember that LG already manufacturers the Nexus 4 smartphone and will create the upcoming Nexus 5, soooo� what do you guys think? Is an LG-branded Chromebook heading our way? Let me know in the comments. STORY 3: And finally, lets round up what we did and didn't get from the Apple event earlier this week, but that's kept the rumor mill churning: we did not see new iPods, new gaming accessories, an HDTV, which we've been talking about for 100 years. And nope, sorry, no iWatch. Maybe next time, everyone! The bad news is that we can't put those rumors to rest just yet. The good news is JOB SECURITY. *wink* We did get new MacBooks, as expected, and also no surprise, we got new iPads. The new full-size iPad isn't called the iPad 5 as everyone in the world thought it'd be called. It's called the iPad Air which is, let's face it, WAY better than "new iPad," which is what they called the iPad 4. The iPad Air is still 9.7 inches, but is now thinner than the iPad 4 and weighs less, at just a pound. It comes with the same 64-bit A7 and M7 chips as in the iPhone 5S, but unlike the iPhone 5S, it doesn't have Touch ID! Remember that 4 out of 5 CNET Council members said it would have Touch ID, so congrats to the one editor who went against the grain! You win. As for the second-gen iPad Mini, it finally has a Retina Display we all knew it would. Other than that, and the new A7 chip, it's basically the same as the first-gen Mini. And that's a good thing, since that device is pretty awesome. Neither tablet comes in candy colors, or even gold, but the black of yesteryear has been replaced by that space gray we first saw on the iPhone 5S. What do you guys think? Did Apple fulfill your iPad wish list? Are you going to get one? I'm still rocking a first-gen iPad and think it's time for an upgrade. Which one do you think I should get? Don't forget to vote in our poll, and leave a comment. That�s our show everyone, share your rumors at rumorhasit@cnet.com or call us at 1-800-750-CNET. And tweet us! And tune in next week for more tech rumors.

Up Next

The Most Exciting Phones I Want to See in 2023
screenshot-2023-01-27-at-15-42-00.png

Up Next

The Most Exciting Phones I Want to See in 2023

Meta Cambria, aka Quest Pro: What We Expect From Meta's Next VR Headset
meta-shares-their-new-and-future-vr-headset-prototypes-mp4-00-02-58-10-still001.png

Meta Cambria, aka Quest Pro: What We Expect From Meta's Next VR Headset

Meta's Next VR Headset: Should You Get a Quest 2 or Wait?
meta-questsitethumb1

Meta's Next VR Headset: Should You Get a Quest 2 or Wait?

What to expect from Samsung's S22 Event
samsung-unpacked-what-to-expect-1

What to expect from Samsung's S22 Event

Nintendo Switch, 5 Years In: What Comes Next?
switch-pro-switch-2-rumor-roundup-5

Nintendo Switch, 5 Years In: What Comes Next?

Top 5 new Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors
latest-s22-rumor-roundup-video-1

Top 5 new Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors

Apple's 2021 iPhone event could have a date
appleeventthumb

Apple's 2021 iPhone event could have a date

5 features I want on the Samsung Galaxy S22
galaxy-s22-what-we-want-to-see-00-00-02-06-still001

5 features I want on the Samsung Galaxy S22

2021 MacBook Pro: What to expect
yt-apple-rumors-2

2021 MacBook Pro: What to expect

The next Galaxy S may have leaked
yt-1off-galaxy-s21-6

The next Galaxy S may have leaked

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Apple 'Mercenary Attack' on iPhones Explained
cnet-vertical-wing-opener-new-alpha-00-00-31-22-still001

Apple 'Mercenary Attack' on iPhones Explained

What's the Future of Phones? Expert vs. AI
240412-site-what-is-the-future-of-phones-expert-vs-ai-v1

What's the Future of Phones? Expert vs. AI

We Revisit the iPhone 15 Pro Max, 7 Months After Its Launch
iphone-15-pro-max-7-months-later

We Revisit the iPhone 15 Pro Max, 7 Months After Its Launch

2025 Audi Q6, SQ6 E-Tron: Audi's Newest EV Is Its Most Compelling
cnet-audiq6

2025 Audi Q6, SQ6 E-Tron: Audi's Newest EV Is Its Most Compelling

Apple and Disney's Unique Bond: Why Vision Pro Needs the Mouse
240411-site-can-disney-save-the-apple-vision-pro-v1

Apple and Disney's Unique Bond: Why Vision Pro Needs the Mouse

Sony ULT Wear Headphones Review: Evolution of Extra Bass
site-sonyultheadphone-v3

Sony ULT Wear Headphones Review: Evolution of Extra Bass

Most Popular All most popular

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)
innovation

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost
240123-site-samsung-galaxy-s24-ultra-review-4

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen
circlesearchpic

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop
asus-preces-00-00-25-11-still003

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions
samsung-galaxy-ring-clean

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024
240111-site-best-of-ces-2024-1

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024

Latest Products All latest products

2025 Audi Q6, SQ6 E-Tron: Audi's Newest EV Is Its Most Compelling
cnet-audiq6

2025 Audi Q6, SQ6 E-Tron: Audi's Newest EV Is Its Most Compelling

Hands-On with Ford's Free Tesla Charging Adapter
pic3

Hands-On with Ford's Free Tesla Charging Adapter

Nuro R3 is an Adorable Self-Driving Snack Bar
240320-site-nuro-r3-first-look-v1

Nuro R3 is an Adorable Self-Driving Snack Bar

First Look: The $349 Nothing Phone 2A Aims to Brighten Your Day
240304-site-nothing-phone-2-first-look-v3

First Look: The $349 Nothing Phone 2A Aims to Brighten Your Day

Best of MWC 2024: Bendable Screens, AI Wearables and More
240229-site-best-of-show-at-mwc

Best of MWC 2024: Bendable Screens, AI Wearables and More

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display
240225-site-lenovo-translucent-laptop-concept-v3

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Safely From Your Phone
screenshot-2024-04-03-at-15-47-11.png

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Safely From Your Phone

Windows 11 Tips and Hidden Features
240311-site-windows-11-hidden-tips-and-tricks-v2

Windows 11 Tips and Hidden Features

Vision Pro App Walkthrough -- VisionOS 1.0.3
VisionOS 1.0.3

Vision Pro App Walkthrough -- VisionOS 1.0.3

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra
240216-site-galaxy-s24-ultra-tips-and-hidden-features-2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro
tiktok-on-vision-pro-clean

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro

Get Your TV Ready for the Big Game: Super Bowl Setup Tips
superbowl-tv-settings-thumb1

Get Your TV Ready for the Big Game: Super Bowl Setup Tips