2004.02.23 - 2004.02.29   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Number of GSM users exceed 1 billion?
GSMA plans to combat mobile phone theft.
Nokia bid for Symbian meets resistance?
Sony delays EU, US launch of its PSP.
Asustek to make IBM notebooks.
Nokia admits to slow N-Gage sales.
Napster song sales pass 5M mark.
PalmOne updates PDA's across the range.
Ultra Wide Band gaining support.
Intel/Sony alliance helps M$ smartphones.
Hitachi HD hits 300GB.
Cray acquires OctigaBay.

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

M$ releases Xbox2 SDK on PowerMac G5s.
Windows XP Reloaded to precede Longhorn?
M$ plans to control HD DVD standard?
Gates promises more secure WinXP with SP2.
Gates talks about smarter security.
Symbian shows version 8 of its Symbian OS.
DVD copying software removes "ripper".
JAVA need to become more "open source"?
WinXP SP2/AMD 64 combo - more secure?
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

nVidia enters the mobile phone market.
ATI almost done with R420?
AMD ships the Au1550 ultra low power chip.
Motorola launches PPC7447A low power G4.
Intel chips pave way to mainstream 3G.
nVidia intros mobile workstation chip.
Nano-scale transistor shown by Infineon.
VIA readies K8T800Pro for Socket 939.
TI shows GFX chip for mobiles.
Optimistic predictions of chip sales.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Technical issues delay Rosetta launch.
Experts agree on Asteroid threat.
Dark Energy analyzed further by Hubble.
Water on Mars - evidence mounts?
Astronomers study neutron star explosion.
Researchers produce silicon nanowires.
Another new step in Spintronics.
ESA announces new (2009) Mars mission.
Carbon older than our solar system found.