2004.03.29 - 2004.04.04   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Sony talks up PS3 and PSP.
Music biz takes "war on P2P" to Europe.
Canadian P2P users ruled legal.
Bill Gates predicts "free" hardware by 2014.
M$ drops US Xbox price to $149.
M$ pays $2bn to Sun to settle ongoing suits.
Sun cuts 3300 jobs.
Google launches e-mail service.
Gateway to cut 2500 jobs, close stores.
Economical effects of P2P disputed.
ATI posts strong 2Q figures.
US president promotes broadband.
AMD starts Wi-Fi campaign to battle Centrino?
Intel to pay $225M to Intergraph.
WallMart launches music download service.
Dual layer DVDs "around the corner".

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

Open Source Vulnerability Database debuts.
M$ offers preview release of Windows CE 5.0.
NetSky-Q worm targets Kazaa.
E-mail filtering patent may haunt industry.
Gameboy emulator challenges Nintendo.
Spammers turn to Instant Messaging.
Sony updates PSX software.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

AMD quietly launches Athlon64 2800+.
Philips licenses Power VR MBX core.
ATI to launch 2 new low-end GFX chips.
Intel prepares PCI Express mainboards.
ATI teams up with MSI for R350 chip-set.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Mars Express confirms methane findings.
Another space tourist to visit ISS.
Second Abel prize goes to math geniuses.
Even more evidence of Martian water.
NASA chief addresses the public.
10 black hole candidates found in Andromeda.
New kind of nanotube transistor shown.
"Nano-lightning" to cool computers?
Soviet-era satellites leak radioactive fuel.