IT Business Elsewhere: Lights, cell phone, action

Elsewhere is a collection of unusual stories from around the world

Have a lock? We’ve got the key

Canadians aren’t just beer-drinking,

hockey-loving eh-sayers. This Canuck is also a computer whiz whose talents have landed him in hot water with the music industry.

Pedalling protest

What do you get for creating a high-tech machine called Bikes Against Bush? Arrested.

Talking about e-vasive behaviour

Women looking to give men the cold shoulder electronically now have a new service available. All they need to do is give out an e-mail address with after the @ sign and the potential suitor will receive an e-mail advising him he’s out of his league.

Looking for love in all the old places

Conservatives worried that same-sex marriage will lead to the end of marriage as we know it should start worrying about a bigger threat. According to this story, British divorce rates are at the highest level in seven years, which some experts are blaming on Web sites that help people reunite with old flames.

Right number, wrong caller

If Caller ID has been your salvation in ignoring those pesky calls from debt collectors, you’re going to have to find another solution. Like getting rid of your phone.

Cell-uloid cinema

Cell phones have a lot of uses, ranging from making phone calls, oddly enough, to signalling your availability to strangers. Now they’re used for something else: making movies. Little movies, that is.

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