2006.02.27 - 2006.03.05   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
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Sony, NEC merge optical drive operations.
M$, Intel prepare "handtop" computer.
BlueRay to hit US shops on May 23rd?
The last secret of the Nintendo Revolution?
Vodafone value reduced by ~35bn.
EU digital library getting nearer.
SGI restructures its business.
3dLabs fading away?
1/3 of US households don't/won't use Internet.
Sony Ericsson preps Cybershot cameraphone.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
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NSA seeks to improve its data mining tech.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
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GeForce 7900 GTX goes Quad SLI.
Intel set to improve its integraded graphics.
Start-up company claims first single chip mic.
ATI unveils CrossFire Xpress 3200 chip-set.
Google chooses Opteron for its servers.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
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Next NASA shuttle launch: May 10th?
Mars sample return mission: "a must"?