Technology News Archive - October 27, 2005


The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday approved a measure ordering the switch to higher-quality digital broadcasts be finished by the end of 2008, setting up a clash with the Senate. The Republican-backed measure offers up to $990 million to subsidize converter boxes that would switch digital broadcasts back into analog so existing television sets would continue to work.

By Paul Monies, The Daily Oklahoman Oct. 27--Three members of a Lucent Technologies Inc. retiree organization have filed a lawsuit against the telecom-gear maker, claiming the company failed to properly fund health care benefits for retired management employees.

Word of the Day
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.