2004.02.02 - 2004.02.08   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Xbox2 specs leaked?
EU & US near agreement in Galileo quarrel.
Global DRM standard for mobiles settled.
Major mobile phone launches at CEBIT?
Cisco's sales increase, profits drop.
UMC posts increased sales for 4Q.
Ericsson posts profit for 4Q.
AMD recieves 545M grants for Dresden fab.
Crazy new law proposed by US Congress.
NEC launches world's smallest cellphone?

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

M$ releases 64-bit WinXP trial version.
Sun releases Java 1.5.0 Beta.
Oracle readies 10g database.
P2P software makers meet MPAA in court.
Hackers release Cable modem firmware.
Half-Life 2 to appear this summer?
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Intel officially launches Prescott.
Intel Desktop & Mobile P4 price cuts.
90nm Pentium M expected in May.
Sony invests >$1bn in PS3 chip plants.
OCZ debuts registered DDR433 DRAM.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Oxygen in extrasolar planet's atmosphere.
Elements 113 & 115 discovered.
Spirit drills a hole in Martian rock.
Opportunity begins analyzing rocks/soil.
NASA's Moon/Mars mission plans take shape.
Europe plans Moon & Mars missions too.
Molecule defies known laws.