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
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.