2004.05.03 - 2004.05.09   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Voice over IP threatens telecom companies.
3G to dominate within 5 years?
E-commerce consumer confidence diminishing.
Sony kicks off US music download service.
China shuts down 8,600 cybercafés.
M$ wants to merge HDD and Flash drives.
Shell's outsourcing to India worth $1bn.
PalmOne in Dell buyout rumour.
Tulip to revive the ancient classic C64?

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

Sasser worm exploits M$ security hole.
M$ hints at future role of Windows?
Red Hat Desktop arrives.
M$ takes "Palladium" back to drawing board?
"iTunes hacker" doesn't believe in DRM.
Sasser profitable for AV companies.
MP3 format to get DRM, 5.1 surround support.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

ATI launches X800Pro (R420) GFX chip.
Intel rolls out "Dothan" (90nm Pentium M).
Intel cans Prescott successors.
AMD launches low-power mobile Athlon 64's.
nVidia GeForce 6800 GT specs appear.
VIA launches K8T800Pro chipset.
Chip market growth driven by mobile graphics.
AMD 90nm plans leak onto the web.
Opteron 250 to be released soon?
AMD cuts Opteron prices.
More Intel "Whitefield" info emerges.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Return to Moon requires NASA transformation?
Scientist create DNA nano-"robot".
Researchers grow nano-trees.
NASA's Genesis spacecraft returning home.
NASA's Shuttles may fly again in March 2005.
Cassini returns first images of Titan.