Daylight Saving Change to Affect Tech

An energy bill that will be signed into law Monday could have ramifications for technology. Beginning in 2007, Daylight Saving Time will start three weeks earlier and end a week later. But many gadgets automatically adjust for DST using a system that has remained unchanged for 18 years. That could mean problems such as DVRs recording an hour late or your telephone company billing incorrectly.

Adding to the problem is Canada. If they don't approve the changes as well, software would have to create two zones for Canada and the United States. Technologists say there is not much to worry about, however, as most issues will be minor inconveniences and will not pose a major problem for consumers.

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