So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
iPhone and iPad rumors, like Walgreens Halloween decorations, seem to come a little earlier every year. Today: "industry sources" say that Apple's next-generation processor has entered the manufacturing stage, too late to be shoved into this fall's maybe-but-probably-not iPad 3. It's one of those stories that comes from nowhere, shows up everywhere, and ends in nothing. [Taiwan Economic News]
Presumably you have already drank and/or smoked something this evening! If not, please do, and let these thousand flickering digital fireflies take you on a magic wundertrip of awesome twisting zooming lights. And whatnot. [NeverOccurs]
An invitation was sent to various members of the tech media that hinted strongly at a Galaxy S II announcement on Aug. 29th. We'll be there. We just don't feel like spamming you with an announcement about an announcement about a phone that's probably perfectly nice but you're not gonna clear out space on your mantel for it, you know?
The sovereign nation of Niue will be issuing a very limited edition set of Star Wars coins that can be exchanged for goods and services. But they're expensive as hell and not worth very much and all in all just kind of silly. Mostly I'm just upset they didn't give Chewy some love. [Telegraph UK]
Sprint says no mas to BlackBerry's WiMax tablet be for the company even had a chance to make uno. And no one wept, not even a little. [WSJ]
Left Behind is our daily collection of chaff things we didn't think was quite good enough to post on its own, and why.