2003.10.20 - 2003.10.26   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Phone OS wars. Nokia strikes back?
Nokia posts it's own N-Gage sales numbers.
The US job loss situation.
M$ posts increased profits, again.
Sony's BlueRay recorder to ship in November?
Apple updates iBook line with G4 CPUs.
Google prepares huge Initial Public offering.
Sony's PSX price point established?
PS3, Xbox2 to battle it out in 2006?
Fujitsu to pay $42M for HardDrive fiasco.
Amazon posts small profit for 3Q.
PDA's get VGA screen resolution at last.
RIAA - warning first, lawsuit later.
End of the line for Alpha.

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

M$ Office 2003 hits retail.
Comodo acquires trusted Linux firm, Trustix.
Opera security hole reported.
Longhorn build leaks onto the web.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

nVidia launches GeForce FX 5700 & 5950.
Motorola launches smartphone-on-a-chip.
Athlon XP price cuts imminent.
NEC and ARM team up on multicore chips.
IBM reveals multi-chipped monster pack.
Micron samples 1Gb DDR2.
ATI ready to launch 9100 Pro chip-set.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Integral discovers new type of astro-object.
SIRTF focus adjustment successful.
Mineral findings suggest Mars is dry.
California plans to build 30m telescope.
Supernova hints about universal evolution.
The end of the Concorde era is here.
Single photon detector in the works.