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.
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.
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.
A German UFO buff is suggesting that NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft may have been hijacked by aliens.
A British man has been fined £1,000 for sending a tweet in which he joked about blowing up an airport.
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.
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.
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.
A new dating site cashes in on the narcissism of some Apple fans by catering solely for them.
Reading about iPhones, iPads, and iJobs is like letting a marshmallow cloud swallow your brain.
An outfit called the Parents Television Council has very helpfully compiled and published a list of pornographic iPhone apps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the only joys left in copyright infringment is raus. No more Hitler parody videos on YouTube. They were funny. Hitler was not.
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?
A PR stunt to promote Ubisoft's new Xbox title Splinter Cell: Conviction may end in a conviction of its own.
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.
Icelandic volcano ends air travel. Norway being run with an iPad out of Madrid airport. Steve Jobs to shift more continental plates.