2003.08.11 - 2003.08.17   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

US power outage causes Net, phone chaos.
Camera phones outselling traditional cameras.
Another strong quarter for Dell.
M$ quick to establish European music store.
M$ must pay $520M for patent infringements.
Court slows down RIAA's subpoena mania.
Wintel smartphone coming to EU next month.
IBM joins HyperTransport consortium.
Microsoft introduces "tilt-wheel" mouse.
US Military targets enemy phones with P2P.

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

Blaster worm "owns" Windows computers.
M$ Office 2003 out soon?
Early beta of 64-bit Windows available?
Secure content initiative boosted by spam.
Dutch anti-piracy group targets P2P users.
NSA wants new "optware".
M$ re-releases Office bundle for Mac OS X.
Enterprise security spendings rising.
FutureMark's guidelines for driver optimizations.
EU unleashes Cookie monster.
Hacker found dead.
nVidia's latest drivers get 3DMark approval.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

ATI confirms Xbox2 GFX chip deal.
PS3 "Cell" chip has taped out?
Chip biz sees slow growth in '03, better in '04.
RAM sales to rise this quarter.
AMD unveils AMD64 logo.
Intel launches mainstream chipset.
Transmeta unveils "Efficeon".
New line of nVidia "SE" parts revealed?
Intel prepares Prescott for a 4Q release.
AMD wins 2 Opteron cluster deals.
Latest Intel chipset roadmap.
Athlon 64 supplies limited until 2004?
Hynix readies 1Gb DDRII production.
SiS sampling new integrated Athlon chipset.
Intel confirms Celeron price cuts.
IBM to manufacture nVidia's nv36, nv40?
nv36 to become GeForce 5700?

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

First European Moon probe ready for launch.
ALMA projects get a home in Chile.
Interstellar dust hits our Solar system.
More on spintronics.
US power outage spawns exotic ideas.
First wedding in space. One half of it, anyway.