2003.04.28 - 2003.05.04   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Game Console price wars continue.
Ericsson prepares to cut 14,000 jobs.
Apple launches dowloadable music service.
Infineon considering leaving Germany?
EuroCommission takes on electronic piracy.
Palm still #1 PDA maker.
VIA's sales down, UMC's up.
Mixed 1Q results for TSMC.
RIAA makes students pay.
Finally! Wristphones!

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

RIAA preparing "anti-piracy" virus/software.
Opera brings "real" browser to mobile phones.
Windows security patch slows down system.
Itanium gets 64-bit Windows XP.
Intel gives away speech-recognition code.
Morpheus 3.0 released.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

AMD & Intel get ready for another CPU fight.
Global chip sales up by 13% in 1Q.
Intel cuts Celeron prices.
3DLabs refreshes GFX card lineup.
IBM launches Itanium2 server.
ATI prepares RS300 chipset for P4's.
nVidia settles nv35 name.
AMD restricts thermal grease usage.
Serial ATA II already here?
MSI, Gigabyte merger rumour hits the web.
Intel confirms Celeron version of Pentium M.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Columbia investigation, final(?) theory.
ISS gets new crew.
Optic chip progress made by Toronto scientist.
Sun scientist warns about nanotechnology.
NASA's GALEX probe reaches orbit.
The Interplanetary Internet.