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


You’ve been e-fired
News.com

Has the Internet become so much a part of the work environment that not even a pink slip is sacred? Apparently Radio Shack doesn’t think so.

A TV cam for the uber-paranoid
News.com

Now you can take a bathroom break without giving up your primo window spot thanks to technology that allows you to spy on would-be thieves. People who go to Starbucks don’t steal, do they?

Fo’shizzle my network!
Wired

You knew it had to happen. Move over, gangstas. Here come the hiphopping nerds. CS rap is in the house, y’all.

Real life just isn’t very pretty
News.com

They make this sound like this is a bad thing. If you can get plastic surgery to change the way you look in real life, what’s wrong with digital cameras that do the same thing for a lot less?

Not that hard to find
Slate

Can people be reduced to simple categories defined by their search habits? What happens if you’re an obsessive shopper, or a manhunting omnivore?

Rusell Crowe has nothing on these people
Yahoo! News

Of course the Finns take the award for mobile phone-throwing. How do you think they dealt with those early Nokia models?

Dial “D” for dummy
Yahoo! News

Speaking of cell phones, you’d think people would know by now that nothing is secret, especially if someone gets ahold of the cell phone you used to send text messages to your mistress.

Microsoft Office meets “The Office”
News.com

Who knew Microsoft had such a sense of humour?

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