2003.05.19 - 2003.05.25   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

DARPA's "LifeLog" big brother ambition.
US price cuts for all major game-consoles.
130 online swindlers arrested.
Nintendo posts lower profit.
SGI cuts 400 jobs.
All major credit card firms sued.
Sony & IBM team up on SetTop boxes.
Samsung shows breakthrough LCD screen.
Hitachi Maxell claim storage breakthrough.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Unusual solar eclipse coming up (May 31:st).
Close by Red Dwarf star detected.
2 supermassive black holes orbit each other.
Soldiers of Future get nanotechnology boost.
NASA researchers control the speed of light.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Intel launches new CPU's & chip-sets.
Chip biz to grow 8% according to Gartner.
VIA prepares the KT600 Athlon chip-set.
VIA's new line of Pentium chip-sets.
nVidia preparing new nForce Southbridge?
Opteron dissected.
AMD warns of Flash-mem shortage.
Playstation 2's work fine in Linux cluster.

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

KaZaA sets world record in downloads.
M$ firewall doesn't block IP v6 traffic.
Napster back from the dead?
nVidia accused of cheating with drivers.
New virus poses as Microsoft support mail.
PayPal targeted by scammers again.