2004.04.12 - 2004.04.18   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Nokia issues sales warnings.
DVD Forum's HDDVD competes with BlueRay.
Nokia launches N-Gage QD.
RIAA's global "jihad" campaign stumbles.
IBM posts $1.6bn 1Q profit.
Intel posts strong 1Q results.
AMD posts profit for 1Q.
Microsoft pays $440M to Intertrust.
US gov hands passenger info to contractors.
AMD pays up $25M to Intergraph.
Apple iPods outsell Apple computers.
PalmOne to release new Palm models.

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

A new batch of security updates for Windows.
Lindows becomes Linspire after M$ assault.
Real Networks seeks alliance with Apple.
Browser based attacks increasing.
Google's Gmail may face US ban?
FTC to investigate spyware.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

nVidia launches the GeForce 6800 (Ultra).
ATI to launch X800Pro within 2 weeks?
ATI's X800 XT to follow at the end of May?
Intel releases Bulverde, Marathon PDA chips.
Intel launches two new Itanium models.
DRAM prices still on the rise.
Intel proposes replacement for AC97 audio.
Infineon ships 2GB DDR2 DRAM module.
TSMC claims first 65nm SRAM.
IBM sells it's PPC400 line to AMCC.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Mars rovers recieve software updates.
SuperWASP to accelerate exoplanet tally.
Gravitational lens assists in exoplanet hunt.
Xerox creates conductive ink, prints chips?
Intel claims advancements in optical chips.
Star forming peaked 5bn years ago?
Sedna's motion puzzles astronomers.