2003.09.01 - 2003.09.07   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Mobile phone sales rising again.
RIAA to offer "amnesty" to file-shares.
Universal to slash CD prices ~30%.
Sony confirms backward compatibility for PS3.
Pricecuts for PS2 & Xbox.
Forrester predicts end of physical media.
Notorious cybersquatter arrested.
Sony Ericsson presents Xmas line-up.
Bosses also waste time on the net.

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

M$ withdraws Longhorn release date?
"Skype" - new P2P telephony software.
Sobig, Blaster top virus charts in August.
Motorola bets on Linux for the future.
EU delays software patent vote.
M$ Office security warning issued.
Israeli scientists broke GSM encryption.
Mac OS 10.3 nearly done?
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Intel starts sampling Prescott.
AMD readies Opteron 248.
Intel launches Deerfield. (LV Itanium 2)
Mobile Pentum 4 gets HyperThreading.
PC market drives chip sales rise.
Hynix ramps up PSRAM development.
Mobo makers to bundle Athlon64 CPUs?
Intel readies Celeron version of Pentium M.
nVidia already supporting Pixelshader 3.0?
ATI names the R360 "Radeon 9800XT".

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

SIRTF goes online 1 week after launch.
3D chip tech finally getting closer.
Comet Halley photographed at 4,2 billion km.
Astronomers obtain Brown Dwarf fingerprint.
Neptune, Uranus moon-tally revised.
Pluto mission funding confirmed at last.