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

For airport screeners’ eyes only


time you go to the airport, don’t spend so much time worrying about what you’re going to wear. In fact, don’t bother getting dressed at all – there’s no point.

Torvalds ally switches teams

The horror! An open source advocate is jumping ship because, gasp, he can’t make any money giving code away for free.

Office intelligence: the next generation

By 2020, colleagues who walk past your desk will know whether or not you’re in a rage simply by noting the current appearance of your electronically adaptive surroundings.

Digital bubble boy

From the same seer: people need personal force fields to protect them from electronic info overload.

Just don’t accessorize, electrify!

The next time someone tells you your outfit is shocking, they might mean it more literally than they have in the past.


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