We're all used to supply issues whenever Apple launches a new product, but in the case of the new iPad Mini, things could be worse than usual.
Apple could struggle to keep pace with demand for the iPad 3, thanks to a fragile supply of its new Retina display.
Climate change is likely to cut water flow in many of the American West's rivers by as much as a fifth, a report from the Interior Department warns. The affected rivers supply water to eight US states.
Unless R&D is stepped up dramatically, stock market expectations indicate that global oil supplies will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ready.
Apple appears to have fixed its supply problems for the iPad, after struggling to fulfil orders since the device's launch in April.
Sony has upgraded its Playstation 3 console with a 40nm RSX graphics chip.