Technology News Archive - August 30, 2009


An embarrassing legal defeat for the Federal Communications Commission came on Friday when a DC appeals court overturned a federal regulation dictating that no cable TV company could service more than 30 percent of the nation’s customers.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon has increased its support for firefighters in the field and evacuees at shelters in Los Angeles County to help them stay connected during the wildfires that currently engulf more than 40,000 acres.

ENCINITAS, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Com-Guard, Inc.

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.