ITBusiness Elsewhere is a collection of unusual technology stories from around the globe.

IT gals just wanna have fun
The Register

But apparently their male counterparts don’t want them to as they took down a Web site that featured women in IT as glamorous movie stars. They’re just jealous.

Is that a scalpel or…

Now there’s a device that beeps to tell doctors if they’ve left surgical instruments inside patients. The scarier thought is that such a device is needed.

Hot enough for ya?

Wow! You can cook an egg using the radiation from two cell phones? I’d contemplate that but my thoughts are a bit scrambled at the moment. Caution: It might not be actually true.

Bridging the download divide

Finally, an original thought emerges in the battle between those dictatorial recording associations and the online music revolutionaries.

Work potato
The Inquirer

You have to love technology when it makes trekking to the office every day a subversive delight, as this particular piece does.

Head drive

Your brain might be a very efficient piece of equipment, but add in something like a computer chip and wheeeeee! You’ll be able to search through and identify images 10 times faster.

Tech self-help
The Globe and Mail

Do you suffer from TDD? Finally, there’s help.

Spam’s new bastian

Think you’re safe from spam as long as you’re not sitting in front of your PC? Think again. Spammers are targeting you here, there and everywhere, using whatever means possible.


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