IT Business Elsewhere: Yo ho ho and a pile of pirated DVDs

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

French battle iPod revolution

Hey, would you like some Freedom tunes with that apple? The French might not want to take on Iraq, but Steve Jobs? No problem.

Indie bully game voted year’s most violent
The Inquirer

If you want to teach your kids about the real world, this is the game to play: Dad ‘N Me. They say the family that slays together, stays together.

That ain’t Selsun Blue
San Francisco Chronicle

Not too long ago we told you about the trend towards high-tech bathrooms.This week there’s a caveat: crashing toilets are just over the horizon.

Robodog goes to war

Sure, he’ll never get tired of sniffing out bombs and sussing out suspects,but he won’t lick your face when you come home, either.

Computer hacker turned teacher

Whoever said crime doesn’t pay hasn’t been talking to Kevin Mitnick.

Mental computing

In the not-so-distant future, all you will need to make your computer workis your mind.

Pirates plunder movie rights

If the recording and movie industry associations had their way, these guys would have walked the plank long ago. Alas, The Pirate Bay continues to sail the seas of file-swapping.

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