Elsewhere is a collection of unusual technology stories from around the world


Breathe easy
Yahoo! News

Giving

a cell phone as a gift could take on a whole new connotation: A German company has developed a device that lets you know that you and or your breath are emitting a foul odour. No word on whether it’s being bundled with Listerine.

We’re here for a good time, not hard time
Wired News

Not content to merely sue pre-teens and pensioners, the recording industry has a much grimmer fate in mind for all those criminal file sharers: hard time in the big house.

Deep thoughts
BBC News

Next time you criticize someone for having a chip on their shoulder, you might be right in a more literal way than you thought.

Your call is not important to us
Yahoo! News

British NTL cable customers got more than they expected when they called to report problems with their service. Some smartypants hacker changed the company’s phone message to say, in apparently quite colourful language, that in essence, the cable company couldn’t give two hoots about their petty problems.

IP killed the radio star
Wired News

If you thought voice over IP was the be all and end all, you were wrong. Now there’s TV over IP. Yay!!!

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