IT Business Elsewhere: Take this job and McOutsource it

Ruff life
CNN

You can fool some of the dogs some of the time, but you can’t fool all the dogs all the time. Especially if they’re wired with tiny cameras like these police

pooches and dressed in Bark ‘N Boots.

I no longer suck
The Register

We keep trying to tell you robots are taking over the world. Still don’t believe us? Vacuum cleaner designer James Dyson has built an intelligent vacuum that can tell you it needs a new part. You still have to dial the phone, but the vacuum can take it from there.

The CD drive spits out 20s
BBC

Can’t get your bank to lend you enough cash? Try Zopa, the world’s first online money exchange, where lenders and borrowers can come together without those pesky middlemen, the banks.

Computer science degree optional
CNN

Why wait to find out if some snooty school has accepted your lowly application if you can get a hacker to find out for you?

OK, well, at least it’s not Windows
CNET

The horror. Linus Torvalds, big daddy of the whole Linux thing, has admitted he’s now using a G5 as his main desktop.

How to outsource a hamburger
Yahoo!/Reuters

Next time you consider venting your hostilities at the person who hands you your drive-through order at McDonald’s keep in mind the order-taker is probably thousands of miles away.

Comment: info@itbusiness.ca

Would you recommend this article?

Share

Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.


Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

Related Tech News

Get ITBusiness Delivered

Our experienced team of journalists brings you engaging content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives delivered directly to your inbox.