An iPhone 5 was somehow lost at a bar, Venus Williams has Sjogren's Syndrome, Obama pushed back his jobs speech, and more in Thursday's Daily Scoop.
Another new iPhone was lost at a bar?
In what can't possibly be another coincidence, somehow another highly anticipated iPhone has been left at a bar. CNET said Wednesday an Apple employee left an iPhone 5 prototype at a San Francisco bar, and now the phone has gone missing.
Apple is said to be desperate to secure the phone's safe return. According to CNET, Apple electronically traced the phone to a two-floor, single family home in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood. Police searched the house but didn't find the phone, according to CNET.
Last year, an Apple developer lost an iPhone 4 prototype at a German beer garden. The phone was later sold to technology blog Gizmodo for $5,000.
Unlike last year when Gizmodo posted pictures and specific details of the phone, CNET has only reported that the phone is missing, but has no details about the new iPhone 5.
Still, this latest news is sure to set off even more speculation on when Apple will release the new iPhone 5.
Venus Williams Has Sjogren's Syndrome
Tennis star Venus Williams was forced to drop out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday due to Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue and pain.
The illness isn't considered life threatening, but could keep the 31-year old tennis star away from the court for the conceivable future. The two-time U.S. Open champion is nearing the end of her career and the new diagnosis could only expedite that process.
I enjoyed playing my first match here, and wish I could continue but right now I am unable to, she said in a statement. I am thankful I finally have a diagnosis and am now focused on getting better and returning to the court soon.
Obama Pushes Back Speech
In a clear power struggle - whether either wants to admit it or not - President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner debated over an appropriate time for the President to address a joint session of Congress.
Obama initially scheduled the address for 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7 - the same time as a NBC/Politico Republican debate - while Boehner pushed to move the date back due to security concerns.
The two sides eventually agreed to move it back a day to Thursday, Sept. 8, but face another major television conflict: the NFL's season opener.
Defending Super Bowl champions Green Bay are set to take on New Orleans for an 8:45 p.m. EDT kickoff. The White House has yet to release an official time for the address, but Obama undoubtedly will lose a good chunk of viewers to the long-awaited NFL opener if the two air at the same time.
Texas A&M Leaves Big 12
Texas A&M finally ended the constant rumors by officially announcing its intentions to leave the Big 12 and seek membership with another conference.
Texas A&M is expected to head to the SEC by 2012, but an official membership invite hasn't be extended to the school yet.
A&M's official decision to leave the conference could setoff a seismic change throughout college football, as conferences start to more aggressively pursue expansion. Rumors have already started that SEC might look to add a 14th member in addition to A&M, while the Big 12 will also look for new potential members.
This decision could move college football one step closer to the 16-team super conferences that were bandied about last summer.