News just in from the "scary shit" department is that the American army are looking into developing a number of technologies that wouldn't look out of place in Star Trek. Holograms, virtual people, and controlling peoples memories are all on the agenda.
In the US, mega-computer-manufacturer Dell has done a deal with record label Universal to offer MP3s on its new computers. For the paltry sum of US$25, about £15, you can get 50 MP3s from Universal pre-loaded onto your computer when you buy it. Other download platforms in the US would charge you about US$50 for the same quantity of songs...
Those who haven't been attending the iPhone pre-launch party (and why not? Don't tell me you don't care) may not be aware quite how many rumours have been surrounding the date that Apple's first smartphone will launch in the US.
While Apple rumours are nothing unusual, iPhone hype has been so strong that it seems as if every day in June has had a believable reason attached for Apple dropping the iPhone into AT&T stores.
Admittedly, journalist's cousins overhearing junior AT&T staff talking about a release date isn't hugely confidence building, but it hasn't stopped the stories being published.
Anyway, this is just a long-winded way of reiterating what the title of this article has already made perfectly clear: Apple has officially announced the day that the iPhone will be available to buy in the States.
Friday 29th June.