2004.01.12 - 2004.01.18   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Mobile Phones ruled safe - again.
Lamp posts to power the WLAN revolution?
IBM posts strong 4Q revenues.
Intel posts record revenue for 4Q.
Sony worried about M$ push into CE.
S.Korea considers online game regulations.
Orange introduces WalkieTalkie service.
HomePlug shows 100Mbit tech at CES.
MP3.com archive ends up commercial.
Rumors claim PSP will get 32MB RAM.
Warp Records offers music without DRM.
Linux users start legal defence group.
1TB HardDrive to hit the market in Feb?

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

PalmSource silently releases Palm OS 6.0.
Mozilla 1.6 available for download.
P2P activists plan to encrypt P2P?
Net community deals with the Xombe trojan.
Multimedia protocol causes security vulns.
Linux users start legal defence group.
Pirated HL2 hits retail in Russia.
Nokia to bring Pearl to smartphones.
Iran gets ADLS broadband.
M$ offers free Services For Unix download.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

nVidia's nv40 tapes out.
AMD revises Athlon 64 roadmap.
90nm version of Pentium M out in Q2?
AMD to drop registered DRAM req for FX line?
VIA get ready to ship K8T800Pro chip-set.
Flextronics demoes open source chip.
Intel to offer dual core CPU's in 2005?
SGI intros midrange Itanium 2 servers.
Abit breaks up with nVidia?
New FireGL GFX card from ATI.
IDC & Intel disagree over Itanium's future.
Elpida atarts offering 2GB DDR2 DIMMs.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

NASA gets new directives for the future.
Rover "Spirit" rolls onto Martian soil.
ESA applauds Bush's new exploration plan.
NASA to abandon Hubble Space Telescope.
New phase of matter possibly discovered.
Mystery particle may hold important clues.
Computer sims supports theory of evolution.
2nd rover "Opportunity" to land on Mars.