2003.07.28 - 2003.08.03   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Sony reveals PSP specs.
Mobile phone sales rising again.
Vodafone posting good results for last Q.
German court blocks Bertelsmann lawsuit.
UMC posts improved 2Q results.
US privacy policy superior to European model?
ISP challenges RIAA in court.
MusicMatch joins online music store battle.

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

Roxio to re-animate Napster by Christmas.
Microsoft announces secure web services.
New virus eludes anti-virus software.
Apple confirms "Panter" as being 32-bit.
Open Groupware delivers Office package.
M$ upgrades .Net framework to 64-bit.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Bitboys finally launch a mobile GFX chip.
Intel introduces on-chip security.
Early announcement of Opteron 246.
AMD cuts Opteron prices.
ATI updates FireGL workstation line-up.
Hynix ready to mass-produce 500MHz RAM.
SiS brings 800MHz FSB chipset to notebooks.
Intel cuts Celeron prices.
nVidia nv38 rumours hit the web.
nVidia vs ATI: Market share numbers.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

ISS now manned for 1000+ consecutive days.
NASA's Space Interferometry Mission.
New Mars moons theory presented.
New "Water on Mars" maps released.
GALEX sends back first images.
Astronomers confirm vagabond star clusters.