Scientist disciplined over fruit bat sex story

As a method of seduction, it's probably not that great. But a scientist at University College, Cork, has been accused of sexual harrassment for showing a colleague a scientific paper on fruitbats.

Woman sues phone company for revealing her affair

For sheer nerve, it takes some beating. A Canadian woman is suing her local phone carrier for invasion of privacy and breach of contract - because her itemized bill let her husband find out she was having an affair.

RIM wants to know what you love

Surely this is asking for trouble: RIM has announced plans to create a BlackBerry two storeys high, and wants the public to send it messages for display.

Voyager spaceship 'hijacked by aliens'

A German UFO buff is suggesting that NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft may have been hijacked by aliens.

Twitter joke lands man with £1,000 fine

A British man has been fined £1,000 for sending a tweet in which he joked about blowing up an airport.

Radio-controlled racer leaps into the record books

Okay, so jumping r/c racers isn't something you should admit to doing but it's getting late and there's no one in the office, so there.

Man escapes injury from knife-wielding robot

Showing extraordinary devotion to duty, a German researcher has offered his arm up to a robot with a kitchen knife in order to help develop better safety systems.

Man makes his own iPad MicroSIM - using a meat cleaver

Apple's decision to delay shipments of the iPad outside the US has caused a lot of frustration. While it's possible to order one from the US, there's not much point getting a 3G device unless you've got the MicroSIM to go with it.

Dating site helps Apple users find their perfect iPartner

A new dating site cashes in on the narcissism of some Apple fans by catering solely for them.

Apple: One day in the life of the fame whore of tech

Reading about iPhones, iPads, and iJobs is like letting a marshmallow cloud swallow your brain.

Parents' organisation catalogs iPhone porn

An outfit called the Parents Television Council has very helpfully compiled and published a list of pornographic iPhone apps.

Hugo Chavez gets 34,000 followers after a single tweet

It's pretty good going to get 34,369 Twitter followers (and counting) after a single tweet - and over 12,000 of those signed up to follow Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez before he'd even typed a word.

Verizon geezer rages against something unimportant

An outraged Verizon employee known as "Wade" recently announced that he was "drawing a line in the sand" against unqualified "criminals" masquerading as security researchers.

King of 8-bit computing marries lap dancer

Sir Clive Sinclair, 400 years old and inventor of the ZX Spectrum, marrying Angie Bowness, 33 years old and blonde. Geezers self-combusting across Internets.

Skype gives stranded passengers free WiFi at 100,000+ hotspots

Better late than never, especially when it comes to free WiFi. And for the thousands of passengers who still can't get a flight back home, Skype's major announcement today is a very welcome surprise.

Parodying Hitler is verboten und geschlossen

One of the only joys left in copyright infringment is raus. No more Hitler parody videos on YouTube. They were funny. Hitler was not.

iPhone 4G Exclusive: It's weenerific!

Should the guy who lost the iPhone 4G prototype be shot, waterboarded, forced to read Kim Kardashian's tweets for ever, or merely skinned alive for this egregious hate crime?

Splinter Cell stunt ends in tears

A PR stunt to promote Ubisoft's new Xbox title Splinter Cell: Conviction may end in a conviction of its own.

Hoodie pings your Facebook friends

For some reason, designers just won't give up on the idea of us wearing our technology. The idea might appeal to owners of garment and tech factories, perhaps, who could halve the number of exploited teenagers needed to produce the things.

Norway and Iceland conspire to end world

Icelandic volcano ends air travel. Norway being run with an iPad out of Madrid airport. Steve Jobs to shift more continental plates.