2003.02.10 - 2003.02.16   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Xbox2 - more PC than game console?
Dell posts $600M profit for 4Q.
Game company Sega merges with Sammy.
Tech workers demoralised?
Future wars: Microsoft vs Nokia.
M$ on "net tech patent hunt".
Apple updates Xserve range.
Western Digital launches SATA hard-drive.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)

Motorola chooses Linux/Java path.
DX 9.1 out in March?
Futuremark releases 3dMark2003.
Win XP security glitch.
New European security initiative.
New US electronic surveillance proposition.
Nintendo readies game software price drop.
..and M$ follows with Xbox game price cuts.
Stupid security competition.
Opera strikes back in style.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

AMD officially launches Barton 3000+.
AMD explains Barton PR (performance rating).
Reviewers not convinced by Barton PR rating.
Toshiba, Infineon announce FE-RAM.
Intel reveals new mobile chip (Manitoba).
Lucent shows 24Mbit/s mobile chip design.
nVidia preparing nv31M for launch?
Intel reveals the future of IA64.
Intel's "Montecito" to have 1 bn transistors?
Gordon Moore defends his famous law.
IBM abandons Intel's Itanium?
DDR prices fall below SDR SDRAM.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

More water-ice on Mars?
Columbia disaster clues.
Missing matter detected?
Another quantum teleportation breakthrough.
NASA captures pics of the early universe.
Advanced Adaptive Optics applied.