2004.03.15 - 2004.03.21   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Nokia splits PushToTalk standard?
Nokia, Philips & Sony form NFC alliance.
European Commission opposes Oracle deal.
M$-EC negotiations stalling.
EU shoppers don't trust the Net?
Deja vu? Sony to release PSX in Europe.
Sony readies Dual Layer DVD burner.
Apple claims music downloads pass 50M.
Nokia shows off Megapixel camera-phone.
Siemens launches 1.3 Megapix camera-phone.
WorldCom's true figures surface.
PowerMac's celebrate 10th anniversary.

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

"MPAA puppet" wants to ban P2P software?
SuSE Linux 9.1 out in May?
And the virus of the week is: Beagle-N
Anti-piracy trojans track P2P downloads.
Amiga sells off OS to KMOS.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

AMD introduces Athlon 64 FX-53.
nVidia to launch nv4x on April 13:th?
12 pipelines in ATI's R420?
Intel's Desktop CPU plans for 2006.
DRAM prices on the rise?
Intel to use naming scheme for mobile chips?
Russian CPU makes a comeback.
AMD launches new speed-step of XP-M.
SiS samples PCI Express parts.
S3 announces GammaChrome PCIx chips.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

30m asteroid passes Earth at 43,000km.
Another planetoid detected in distant orbit.
Sedna's orbit puzzles astronomers.
Mars Express confirms water-ice at SouthPole.
ESA's Integral solves Gamma Ray mystery.
Mars "berries" identified.