Technology News Archive - April 26, 2006

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would require satellite radio companies to compensate the music industry for downloads, industry and congressional sources said.

With gas prices near all-time highs, telecommuting is becoming a win-win for companies and their staff -- leaving workers paying less for gas and offering hidden benefits for employers.

With gasoline prices across the country soaring toward a record over $3 a gallon, increasing numbers of motorists are seeking to ease the punch to their pocketbooks by finding deals or carpool partners on the Internet.

Early adopters who bought one of the first two Toshiba high-definition DVD players had mixed comments about the official start of packaged media's high-definition era.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]