U R so OVR
If you’re thinking of dating a Brit, pick one without a cell phone. According to a recent survey, one out of 10 Brits admitted dumping their partners
Saving us from our software
Christian Science Monitor
Just when you thought you’d heard enough about environmentalists condemning gas-guzzling SUVs, another type has emerged: the information environmentalist.Says the story: “”Their aim: to reclaim quiet mental space from the chirping persistence of cell phones, personal digital assistants, instant messaging, niche cable channels, and a virtual landscape littered with news, entertainment, and sales pitches.””
Let us surf
A cyber church called churchoffools.com, created by the developers of online Christian magazine Ship of Fools, is the first 3-D online service launched in Britain. The ministers’ sermons appear as cartoon-style “”thought bubbles,”” and visitors can digitally contribute to the collection box.
The other cybercrime
It was only a matter of time. These days, businesses and consumers aren’t the only ones taking advantage of the Internet to conduct their business — gangs are using it too, to arrange their rumbles.
Cell phones settle bar bets
By now, you’re probably resigned to the fact that if you want a question answered, you’d better look for it yourself online. Not anymore. A new service has brought humans back into the equation. For one pound, a U.K. cell phone service will answer a specific question like the number of steps in the Empire State building.
Just how many ears do you have?
German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld had designed a carrying case to transport multiple iPods. The case is expected to sell for US$1,500. Apparently one iPod isn’t enough to cover all music tastes. According to the story, Lagerfeld had a dozen of the devices at last count.