Elsewhere is a collection of unusual technology stories from around the world.
We call them ‘funbots’
There is more evidence humans are bent on creating
Hailing taxis, raining notebooksa race of superbots that eventually take over the world. Scientists in the U.K. have developed a robot that teaches itself to play children’s games by searching for patterns in video and audio of human players.
What gets left behind in taxis? Lotsa laptops. An estimated 11,300 worldwide in the last six months, according to a recent survey.
Ever wonder what people are doing with those new Mac Minis? Some, apparently, are stuffing them into toasters.
The road to malware
Viruses are driving us completely crazy. It’s true. There’s no place to run, no place to hide. Now computer viruses are attacking the onboard computers of Lexus cars.
Extreme pole makeover
This is a story about a Pole with a pole — a telephone pole, that is. In his kitchen.
There are probably many reasons text messaging is bad for you, not the least of which is the effect on your literacy level. But according to one doctor, it can also lead to acute tendonitis.