IT Business Elsewhere is a look at unusual stories from around the world.
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Here’s a poser: why do we need a new technology that forces us to watch TV commercials, but only if we’ve opted to do so? Can’t we already do that?
Girls got game
Maybe you secretly always thought of women as playahs. That’s because, they are, it turns out. But they’re into “casual” games.
Just when you had laughed off all those “wireless will kill you” naysayers, turns out they might be right.
Green light district
This guy got a fine when he should be getting a medal. This is what eBay and American innovation is all about.
Write and ye shall receive
Want to get ahead in your career? Forget about volunteer work. Start a blog.
Congratulations, Mrs. Jones, it’s a Mark IV
Globe and Mail
Using robots to simulate birth is one thing. Let us know when you get them to do the actual thing.
Just in case you forgot what Easter was all about, you can download the sound of church bells to your cell phone.
It’s a maze out there
If you’re a video game aficionado and you can’t win this one, maybe you should move on to other endeavours.