2003.10.06 - 2003.10.12   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Napster is back.
Yahoo! posts profit in 3Q.
Motorola beginning to "float off" SPS division.
Nokia launches N-Gage gamephone.
GameCube price cut results successful.
IBM adds "airbags" to HardDrives.
Nokia launches 36xx phone line updates.
Plasma screen production up, prices down.
Sharp prepares high definition LCDs.
Activists announce CD boycott day.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

NASA flies laser powered aircraft.
Toshiba shows laptop fuel cell prototype.
Titan may have methane/ethane lakes.
Small asteroid passes Earth undetected.
Two more Uranian satellites.
Astronomers can now start using MAGIC.
Universe may look like a soccer ball.
Second Brown Dwarf found in Epsilon Eridani.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Intel releases 3.2GHz Two-Way Xeon.
On-chip water cooling technology soon in use?
Intel delays Prescott, cashes in on P4EE?
Intel cuts Centrino prices.
Intel to release 2.8GHz Celerons.
Intel to offer 130nm P4's with 1MB cache.
SiS unveils new P4 chipset.
Sony's Cell chip is a 2005 release?
Rumors about mobile Athlon 32/64 chips.
Transmeta chooses Fujitstu as 90nm partner.
Elpida starts sampling 533MHz DDRII SDRAM.
nv38 becomes the GeForce 5950?

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

The Half Life 2 saga continues.
US should follow EU lead on spam.
M$ extends "native" JAVA support.
MacOS X 10.3 out on October 24:th?
New CD copy-protection bizarrely flawed?
   ...and a bizarre follow up indeed.
Microsoft forced to make minor changes in IE.