Technology is filled with all kinds of rumours, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at what might be and will be. BitStream gathers the whispers all in one place to divine what the future has in store.
Tinder is the unchallenged king of dating apps. It's swipe left/swipe right format is so popular, it's been copied for every type of service you can think of. "Tinder for ______." But results of one survey, conducted by the research firm Global World Index, shows that most Tinder users may have more than a few secrets. A survey of 47,000 global internet users discovered that 30 per cent of all Tinder users are actually married — yikes — and an additional 12 per cent of respondents are in some other kind of relationship.
The survey also revealed that the ratio of Tinder users is near 2:1 male-female. Of course, differences stretch across age groups with Tinder's predominant age being between 25 and 34. People cheating using technology? Not particularly new, but a 1-in-3 chance that your Tinder amour is already tied to someone else is preeeettty weird. [GWI]
Spotify pretty much dominated the music streaming industry, and now it may be setting its sights on another area of the internet — video. The news isn't much more than a rumour, but we'll know more after Spotify's May 20 press event in New York City. [WSJ]
Oh, hello Mario: Smartphones will soon be graced with Nintendo greatness, as Mario and company's first app may arrive sometime in 2015. [Engadget]
The all-new Note: The Galaxy Note 5 will arrive later this year, and rumours say it's going to be the craziest phablet yet. 4k screens? Crazy powerful processors? Sounds tempting. [Android Guys]
1+2: The OnePlus One was one of our favourite smartphones last year, and the upcoming Two — rumoured to have a Snapdragon 810 processor — is coming soon. But will a $US400 price tag ruin its charm? [TalkAndroid]
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