Articles By I.T. Mole

10 signs your child is a hacker

School's out, and if your child is acting, well, suspiciously while on his or her summer holidays, there's a chance he could be making some cash on the side - as a computer

Published on: August 3rd, 2005 I.T. Mole

Running a fowl on the Net

Looks like the Internet has finally spawned a killer-application: A system that enables people to stroke a chicken on-line.According to news reports, the “Touchy Internet system” was created by researchers at the National

Published on: June 22nd, 2005 I.T. Mole

Have Bill Gates and Bono read Moore’s Law?

They say that birds of a feather flock together - so it made sense that when U2's uber-wealthy lead singer visited Seattle earlier this spring, he stayed with the world's richest man.According to

Published on: June 1st, 2005 I.T. Mole

VAR: Very Alarmed Reseller

Students at the venerated Massachusetts Institute of Technology have produced a wealth of high-tech advancements: Robert Metcalfe's Ethernet technology, Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web, and the ìrobotic antsî created by James McLurkin, to

Published on: April 25th, 2005 I.T. Mole

Tech glitch makes Swedes rich

With tax season in full swing, it's nice to see a whole bunch of people — 10,000 to be exact — receiving some good, if mistaken, financial news. And it's all thanks to

Published on: March 30th, 2005 I.T. Mole

Baby naming takes a high-tech twist

In our last instalment, we told you about the Romanian journalistwho was fired for concocting a story about a new baby named ""Yahoo."" Butdespite this bamboozlement, there really is quite a bit of

Published on: March 2nd, 2005 I.T. Mole

Rumour and Humour: Keep your laptop off your lap

All you gentlemen out there, stop what you are doing and read this column. Your manhood could depend on it.Not that youíre paying attention, hereís the news: According to a recent study in

Published on: January 12th, 2005 I.T. Mole

Rumour and Humour

So you think your inbox is full? Microsoft chairman Bill Gates reportedly receives about four million e-mails daily, most of them junk, probably making him the most spammed person in the world. Obviously,

Published on: November 24th, 2004 I.T. Mole

Flat panel display or distress beacon?

It’s always helpful when a high-tech device does double duty: A CD-ROM drive can act as a cup holder, an OS/2 user manual easily serves as kindling and a tape drive can be

Published on: October 27th, 2004 I.T. Mole

E-commerce getting weird

It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally decided to compile a top-five list of the weirdest things sold on eBay. It’s not always clear whether these Internet auctions are jokes, but

Published on: September 22nd, 2004 I.T. Mole

Rumour & Humour: Deep green in the deep end of the pool

Who needs heaps of Olympic medals when one of your countrymen has developed a pool-playing robot?But Deep Green, a machine built in a lab at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., isn't spending nights

Published on: August 25th, 2004 I.T. Mole

Rumour & Humour: Online game is a real kick

The Euro 2004 soccer tournament is now well behind us, but a new computer game is ensuring that suspended Italian player Francesco Totti won’t soon forget his bad behaviour.Totti was slapped with a

Published on: July 14th, 2004 I.T. Mole

High-speed IT trouble

We blame computers for a host of problems: Lost data, missed deadlines, brain-cell obliteration. But speeding tickets?According to news reports, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. is recalling nearly 8,200 of its 2004 motorcycles because

Published on: June 16th, 2004 I.T. Mole

Rumour & Humour: Can card readers send Oil barons to the poor house

Gasoline has become a bit pricey lately, which makes tech-fuelled fuel theft all the more understandable. According to news reports, some motorists in Michigan recently discovered that because of a computer glitch they

Published on: May 12th, 2004 I.T. Mole

Rumour and Humour

With April Fool’s Day now safely behind us it’s worth mentioning that an entire nation may have been taken in by high-tech hi-jinx on April 1.On the infamous day in question, Sweden's largest

Published on: April 14th, 2004 I.T. Mole