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


Wide open source
ZDNet

Apparently some people think the penguin – that would


Phone it in
be Linux – is getting so fat it’s starting to lose its footing.

CBS News

Maybe you suspected it all along. And now recent research proves you were right. An amazing number of people only pretend to be having conversations on their cell phones just to impress those around them.

Voicing your security concerns
BusinessWeek

Sometimes it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.

That’s Q to you
Reuters/Yahoo!

If you’ve always wanted to talk on a shoe phone like Maxwell Smart, this job is for you. Britain is looking for someone to head up its Government Communications Centre. Think James Bond.

Your music is showing
SFGate.com

They say it’s not what’s on the outside that counts, it’s what’s on the inside. And they’re right – as long as the inside refers to what’s on your iPod.

Thoughtful technology
CNN

Think you’re having a brainwave? Now you can find out for sure.

Error to the throne
CNN

Prince Harry is not just a tad deficient in the sound judgment department, he’s also short on basic computer skills, it seems.

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