2003.06.30 - 2003.07.06   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

EC explains "digital tax".
Slim tech outselling bulky tech.
Court concerned over M$ compliance.
UK Gov is investing in nanotech research.
US anti-spam law might backfire?
Nokia & Fujitsu sign mobile services deal.
Consumers being ripped off by Ink producers?

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

Xbox hackers release security details.
Japanese alliance boots Linux.
3DLabs releases OpenGL shader compiler.
Number of viruses increase in 1H 2003.
Zone Alarm security issue detected.
Wanadoo + PeerCache = cached KaZaA.
New AMD64 compilers coming up?
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

AMD starts selling 8-way Opterons.
AMD cranks up Opteron to 2GHz.
IBM updates the aging PPC750 line.
SiS prepares chipset with integrated DX9 GFX.
nVidia starts shipping nForce3 Pro.
AMD about to cut CPU prices.
VIA adds SATA, RAID to new Southbridge.
Infineon produces 110GHz chip.
Early Intel reference boards spotted.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Solar system similar to our own discovered.
Several new exoplanets found.
Second Mars rover launch slips again.
SOHO "back in business".