In 1996, Ron Dubren was strolling through the park, watching youngsters tickle one another until they erupted into fits of laughter. Feeling inspired, he created a stuffed monkey that would produce a “giggle” when it was tickled. Tyco, a popular toy manufacturer, applied Dubren’s technology to their Elmo doll and, in 1996, Tickle Me Elmo was born
With about 300,000 apps, it’s amazing how much the App Store has grown over the last two and a half years. We’re still at a very early stage of development, and every day brings a lot of new apps to surprise us. It’s always interesting to take a look at how the landscape is shaping up, and what kind of apps are popular, or how they are priced.
Despite strong sales, is the iPhone the leading smartphone or the leading mobile device in the world? As the smartphone war continues to heat up with the introduction of new Android-powered devices, the smartphone market share can look different from quarter to quarter. What will an iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android owner buy next for their new mobile device? Some of the answers to these questions might just surprise you
The battle for the Ashes has delivered a number of cricket’s most memorable moments and the 2010/11 clash promises to keep the special moments coming. To get you prepared for the next chapter, we’ve prepared a short list of fun Ashes facts to wow your mates with when the time is right for a stat attack. Check out part one below.