Articles By Adam Bisby

Teenager challenges mighty Microsoft

When a 17-year-old Canadian lad triumphs over Microsoft, you can bet it will appear in this column. The Canadian teenager, who caught the attention of the software giant's lawyers by registering www.mikerowesoft.com, has

Published on: March 3rd, 2004 Adam Bisby

Rumour & Humour: High-tech trash talk

A trash can that says ""thank you"" or ""mmm, tasty"" when you throw in garbage — now that’s technological advancement! According to news reports, Berlin city officials have tested a solar-powered paper receptacle

Published on: January 14th, 2004 Adam Bisby

Rumour & Humour: Spam rage strikes Silicon Valley

In one of the first documented cases of spam rage, Silicon Valley computer programmer Charles Booker, 44, was reportedly arrested recently for threatening the staff of an unnamed Canadian company. Why? Because he

Published on: December 3rd, 2003 Adam Bisby

Software spies on spouses

A software company called Lover Spy is now offering a way for jealous lovers to monitor the computer activity of their mates by sending electronic greetings that double as bugging devices.Touted as a

Published on: November 5th, 2003 Adam Bisby

Surfing safari right on your desktop

Dying to hear the call of the wild from your desk? Internet surfers can now pay a virtual visit to the forest – without bug spray – thanks to the German hunters' association

Published on: October 8th, 2003 Adam Bisby

Rumour & Humour: Technology crime doesn’t pay

Lawbreakers are sometimes found not guilty due to criminal insanity. But this guy’s only chance to beat the rap might come with a plea of high-tech stupidity.According to news reports, a 40-year-old man

Published on: September 3rd, 2003 Adam Bisby