2004.01.05 - 2004.01.11   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Portable Playstation scheduled for November?
Worldwide broadband count passes 100 million.
Online sales rose significantly in 2003.
.eu domains become available this November.
US tech biz worried about foreign competition?
Philips, Samsung create CE API standard.
Philips leaks "Open DRM" details.
Yahoo!, Google break up.
eBay raises auction fees.
DVD Jon walks free in Norway.
Motorola has high hopes for 2004.
Yahoo! provides content for Streamium TV.
VIA, Apex enter a crowded console market?
Euro 1080, the first European HDTV channel.

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

Linux security patch released.
"DVD Jon" unlocks iTunes for Linux users.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

ATI introduces 3D chip for mobile phones.
AMD releases new speed-steps of Athlon 64.
Socket 939 slated for late March introduction?
Intel introduces "Celeron M" chips.
Transmeta's new CPUs target small devices.
New chips force new PC standards in 2004.
Cray embraces Opteron for future designs.
Dell spawns new "Yamhill" speculations.
Intel dives into Digital Home market.
Elpida speeds up DRAM transistors.
IBM to manufacture VIA 90nm CPUs.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Mars rover Spirit sends first color images.
Hopes for Beagle 2 diminish significantly.
US president to announce Moon, Mars plans.
Silicon circuits using nanotubes produced.
New superbright star (possibly) detected.
Supernova companion star detected.