As the world anxiously awaits the release of Apple's latest blockbuster, iPad 3: The Empire Strikes Back, the rumor mills are churning out rumors about when the next rumors will be circulated. Followers of tech blogs know when to tune in to catch the latest update on anticipated processor speed, video resolution, and thickness to within a thousandth of a millimeter. The current wisdom is that the latest incarnation of Apple's wildly successful tablet will feature the high-resolution Retina display, an updated processor, possibly quad-core, and a V6 engine that gets 32mpg.
In other news, Apple is suing the crap out of smartphone makers HTC and Nokia, alleging infringement on its patent for "technology that seems really cool and irresistible, but that becomes boring and useless 12 months later."
Despite its financial difficulties, California is weighing opening several shelters for battered Siris whose owners have flung them across the room in response to dropped calls, roaming charges and other domestic disputes.