Oregon man searching for work accused of stealing from new job

Gray, a part-time worker at the Clackamas County library information network and the Tigard Public Library, sold at least $10,000 worth of library materials online in the past six months, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. According to Jim Strovink, a sheriff’s office spokesman, Gray would check out books, then tap into the library computer system and record them as returned. –Oregon man searching for work accused of stealing…

Lucas plans 3-D Star Wars

Appearing as part of a sextet of high-profile directors promoting 3-D and digital cinema at film industry convention ShoWest on Thursday, Lucas said he hadn’t yet committed to a precise schedule but hoped to have the first film ready for the 30th anniversary of the original “Star Wars” movie in 2007 and that he would then rerelease one “Star Wars” film per year in 3-D. –Lucas plans 3-D Star Wars (Reuters…

Pupils 'do worse with computers'

An international study of about 100,000 15-year-olds in 32 different developed and developing countries suggests that the drive to equip an increasing number of schoolchildren in the UK with computers may be misplaced. In a report to be given at the conference of the Royal Economic Society in Nottingham this week, Thomas Fuchs and Ludger Woessmann of Munich University say the research shows diminished performance in students with computers. –Robert…

Music and Video Downloading Moves Beyond P2P

About 36 million Americans—or 27% of internet users—say they download either music or video files and about half of them have found ways outside of traditional peer-to-peer networks or paid online services to swap their files, according to the most recent survey of the Pew Internet & American Life Project. [...] Current file downloaders are now more likely to say they use online music services like iTunes than they are…