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Gain Time, Save Your Electronics

If you thought the millennium was going to make your gadgets go haywire, just wait for the expansion of daylight-saving time. Computers, PDAs, video cassette recorders, DVRs, phones, and any other electronic devices that have a time zone setting will require a software update to accommodate the change in daylight-saving time. Otherwise, the internal clocks in the devices could be off by one hour for three weeks in the spring and for one week in the fall, warns the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

This year, daylight-saving time will begin at 2 a.m. (local time), Sunday, March 11, and end at 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 4. The start date is three weeks earlier than in 2006, and the end date is one week later. The expansion of daylight-saving time in the United States was part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Arizona, Hawaii, and parts of Alaska and Indiana dont observe daylight-saving time.

Keeping Score

Need some help with that handicap? GPS Golf Pro is putting under-par power into the hands of Verizon Communications Inc. resellers hawking the Motorola Inc. Q personal assistant device. Enter any course you enjoy playing and the service provides shot-by-shot tracking for up to four players who can then check their scores on GPS Golf Pros Web site. The electronic scorecard contains yardage, par and handicap info for all players.

OVERHEARD…

There hasnt been an enterprise boom since Y2K. … Everybody was spending out of this great motivator: fear. But since then, there hasnt been a great catalyst.


Marc Zionts, Cantata Technology CEO, speaking at the Internet Telephony Conference & Expo East on the lack of impetus for businesses to upgrade to IP technologies.

 

Links
Computing Technology Industry Association www.comptia.org
GPS Golf Pro www.gps-golfpro.com

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