angus_rg writes "Sony BMG Music Entertainment is now claiming that their CD rootkit was defective, and is now suing the company that developed it. Apparently, this defect cost the record company millions of dollars for something they did not intend, and they feel $12,000,000 will ease the burn. Call me crazy, but it seemed like it worked the way it was intended."
paulraps writes "A 75 year old woman from Karlstad in central Sweden has been given a scorching 40 Gbps internet connection — the fastest residential connection anywhere in the world, The Local reports. Sigbritt Löthberg is the mother of Swedish internet guru Peter Löthberg, who is using his mother to prove that fiber networks can deliver a cost-effective, ultra-fast connection. Sigbritt, who has never owned a computer before, can now watch 1,500 HDTV channels simultaneously or download a whole high definition DVD in two seconds. Apparently "the hardest part of the whole project was installing Windows on Sigbritt's PC"."