IT Business Elsewhere: Mars attacks: your computer

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

Buzz off, teens

Want to rid your local mall of that pesky under-20 set? Just turn up the volume on this baby. They’ll be able to hear it, but you, if you’re over the age of 20, won’t. And it will drive them insane. Enjoy.

How ET may threaten your IT
The Guardian

Move over Bin Laden. You’re so last year. These days our biggest worry should be about aliens attacking our computer systems.


It’s one thing for real people to get computer parts implanted. But robots getting real, living parts? That’s just wack.

Move over Superman, meet the Supercoder

What writes code faster than the fastest supercomputer? A smart guy.

Device puts brakes on reckless drivers
The Globe and Mail

Pretty soon you won’t have to worry about slamming on the brakes to slow your car down. Transport Canada will do it for you via satellite.

The best things in life are free, especially when they’re illegal

Jeez, they make this sound like a bad thing. Young people prefer to get their music the old-fashioned way — through illegal downloads, not these newfangled pay-per-song services.

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