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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Planning to pick up one of those new-fangled iPhones over the weekend? You might want to activate one of the most helpful features you can have on the "Slide to Unlock" screen: an actual percentage indicator for your battery, rather than a somewhat relative cannister filled with green power. To enable it, head to Settings, General and then Usage to toggle "Battery Percentage" to On. For whatever reasons, this only works with the new hardware handsets, not on software upgrades of "older" iPhones, but it's a handy little tweak.

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Expect a glut of media coverage as the iPhone 3GS goes on sale in the US this weekend -- but in Australia, we have to wait until Friday June 26 for the third major model of Apple's phone to appear. What do we know about what will happen when it does?

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Major announcements from Google, Microsoft and Apple in the last few weeks have techies flipping out about the awesomeness coming to our browsers, pockets, and desktops in the very near future. Strap on your jetpacks; let's take a look.