2004.04.26 - 2004.05.02   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Xbox2 architecture exposed?
Nokia fights market share drop with pricecuts.
TSMC posts imroved figures.
More Xbox related losses for Microsoft.
US keeps broadband taxfree.
Apple misses iTunes sales target.
France moves to ban "Intel inside"?
IBM ready to launch Power5 servers.
IBM presents xPC, (late) DRM proposal.
Xbox mods ruled "legal" by Spanish judge.
Sun launches "Windows ready" servers.
VISA trials RF card in Malaysa.
Sony releases high-tech navigation device.
Russian music download site charges per MB.

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

M$ delays WinXP SP2 til late summer?
Apple updates Quicktime and iTunes software.
Old rivals celebrate J2EE (Java) 1.4...
...while J2EE 1.5 reaches testing phaze.
IBM releases CPU virtualization software.
Star Office reaches version 7.
Another IE, Win security warning issued.
M$ Media Player runs on Linux.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Intel to release 3.6GHz P4 in June?
ATI increases X800XT chip frequency...
...and nVidia increases GF6800 Ultra speed?
nVidia to introduce another high end model.
3D curcuits breakthrough?
Dual-core Opterons remain pin-compatible.
AMD to release low end "Paris" this autumn?
"Indian" Intel chip appears on roadmaps.
GF 6800 (non Ultra) specs emerge.
Stretch shows programmable processor.
PCI 3.0 breaks compatibility route.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Mission acopmlished for both Mars rovers.
Gravity Probe B reaches mission orbit.
NASA plans for Mars Science LAb mission.
NASA Needs New Heavy-Lift Launch Vehicles?
Cassini closing in on Saturn.
Safe landing for ISS Expedition 8 crew.
IBM and Stanford team up on spintronics.
Nanotube transistor looks promising.
Robotic fix for Hubble proposed again.