IT Business Elsewhere is a look at unusual technology stories from around the world.

Active listening for passive people

It’s not good

enough anymore to be able to hear naturally. Now there’s technology – hearware, to be precise – that filters out noise and repeats the last few seconds of a conversation.

Soul phone
Wall Street Journal

There are many uses for text messaging. Saving souls is just one of them.

Play time’s over

Online video games can be a time-consuming endeavour, but a Korean man recently pushed those boundaries too far.

IBMers want your soul
New Scientist

You’ve heard of the soul patch. Meet the SoulPad. It’s infinitely more useful, and probably way more attractive.

Don’t Jerk me around

While you can still hide facial expressions behind the phone, boredom may soon be detectable thanks to the invention of an MIT grad.


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