Apple's Siri is the AI poster girl for the iPhone 4S, and she's charming and clever--if limited. But based on the original tech Apple bought to make Siri work, we can say that in 2012 she'll charm your socks off, internationally.
Word Lens just hit the iTunes App Store and it will amaze you. It can "edit" text seen through the camera in real time, just like in sci-fi movies. Oh, and it also instant-translates foreign text. The world might've just changed.
Another starship Enterprise just undertook a bold new mission: This time it's Virgin Galactic's premier space vehicle, which has flown its first manned glide flight. It's another successful step on the road to tourists in space.
Stephen Fry owned what was possibly the first Apple Mac in Britain (Douglas Adams had the other) so it's fitting that his new autobiography is published as a fully interactive iDevice app that hints at the future of e-biographies by letting you read it however you prefer.