IT Business Elsewhere: Laptops in the tub

Next, they’ll work on the Ottawa Senators’ power play unit

Researchers are trying to program teamwork into packs of rescue robots that, while strong and

And you shouldn’t stick a fork in the toaster, either
sturdy, can’t seem to get things done as a unit.

The Register

A British advertising watchdog has banned an ad featuring a woman operating a laptop in the bath — not because it’s too revealing, but because it “”encourages an unsafe practice.””

Storage speed limit
SF Gate

Thought data transfer would just get faster and faster and faster? Think again. Scientists say there’s a limit on how fast data can be stored and read without becoming scrambled.

Unfortunately, mine talks back — and it says, ‘No’
New Scientist

Beepcard researchers in California have created a prototype credit card that packs a microphone, loudspeaker, battery and voice recognition technology in an effort to cut fraud.

Phished in

MessageLabs reports an 800-fold increase in the number of e-mail phishing scams trying to part online users from their critical financial information.

Uh, no comment — the boss reads this

Business leaders criticize a British theme park’s promotional Web site, saying it will encourage people to skip work.

And we thought it was the Britney Spears ring tone
BBC Online

Research in the U.K. suggests that it’s the fact we only hear one side of a conversation that makes us mental about others using cell phones in public.

Hang Chad!
Washington Times

Election officials in Indianapolis are on the rampage after a supplier tried to use uncertified software to count ballots.

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