Music Industry Offers Discounted Royalty Rate

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Yesterday, a music industry group said small Internet radio broadcasters could pay discounted royalty rates for streaming music online through 2010, a move that could keep the struggling businesses alive. Webcasters who earn $1.25 million...

Worldwide Software Piracy Rate Holds Steady at 35%

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According to the fourth annual global PC software piracy study by the Business Software Alliance, 35% of the software installed in 2006 on personal computers worldwide was obtained illegally, amounting to nearly $40 billion in...

Passport ID Technology Has High Error Rate

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The State Department is moving ahead with a plan to implant electronic identification chips in U.S. passports that will allow computer matching of facial characteristics, despite warnings that the technology is prone to a high...

Intel's 3D divorce rate

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Developers of three-dimensional rendering technology for the Web known as X3D are bracing for a standards war with Intel--a former backer of the project--just as their recently sundered collaboration bears fruit. When...

Silicon Valley's Jobless Rate 7.9 Percent

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The technology downturn continues to hammer California's Silicon Valley, where the unemployment rate in October was 7.9 percent, the highest level since 1983 and well above last month's statewide average of 6.4 percent. ...

XP Refresh rate program v2.0

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The long awaited refresh rate program originally coded for Windows 2000, has been released for XP. This program will allow you to choose refresh rates above 60Hz. I tried it, it works great, and it's...

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