#Apple App Store set to tick over to 50 billion downloads – an annotated graphic

It may seem like pointless timewasting to many of us, but fans of Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, Fruit Ninja and such like have pushed Apple’s App Store to the brink of its 50 billionth download. Whichever way you (fruit) slice it, that is one heck of a lot of downloads. There’s a nify countdown on Apple’s homepage, as that golden figure draws ever nearer (and it’s going at quite a pace), so we present today this infographic detailing download history, market share and revenue generated to date. Who would have imagined this five years ago? Click on the graphic for … Continue reading #Apple App Store set to tick over to 50 billion downloads – an annotated graphic

#StarTrek #IntoDarkness – what are the chances of that happening?

So, anyone fancy a go on a real-life holodeck? What are the real-world possibilities of us enjoying the kind of technology tantalisingly dangled before us in Star Trek? As the latest Trek adventure Into Darkness hits cinema screens the world over, E&T┬ámagazine offers an intriguing analysis of the engineering potential available to us today, what the immediate future holds – and what currently holds us back. This story is about how the building blocks already at our disposal could ultimately deliver extraordinarily immersive augmented reality environments. They will need to undergo a huge amount of refinement and expansion before we … Continue reading #StarTrek #IntoDarkness – what are the chances of that happening?