2004.04.05 - 2004.04.11   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Nokia explains sales-slump.
Steve Ballmer calls for war on cybercrime.
Effects of "IT jobs outsourcing" disputed.
"Lamers" hold back US broadband growth.
WiFi is key to PSP usability?
Fujitsu sues Samsung over plasma patents.
Gates concedes "richest man" title to IKEA?
The "mainframe" hits 40.

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

No interim Windows versions before Longhorn?
Googl, Yahoo! stop gambling ads.
Lindows to change brand name outside US.
64-bit Windows not likely before 4Q.
New WMware version offers Longhorn support.
MPEG21 DRM standard approval.
Real Player 10 released.
Skype for PocketPC arrives.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

nVidia's nv40 release is imminent.
Intel intros 4 new Pentium M chips.
ATI's new R420 to be called "Radeon X800".
Intel's numbering scheme explained.
Intel desktop CPU roadmap.
Intel notebook CPU roadmap confuses the lot.
Intel server CPU roadmap.
Intel cuts Xeon & mobile CPU prices.
MSI introduces ATI GFX cards.
Startup company claims big WiFi boost.
M$ signs up TSMC as Xbox2 partner.
Intel reverse engineered AMD64 from docs?
DRAM prices to rise in 2Q.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Ultra-precise gyro to test Einstein's theory.
NASA extends Mars rover missions.
Hybrid semiconductors to bring cheaper chips?
Scientists create "Liquid Crystal Elastomers".
The harmful side of nanotech examined.
Astronoers hunt asteroids in southern skies.
NASA considers Robot-repair of Hubble?