2004.06.28 - 2004.07.04   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

3G operators ask Swedish gov for respite.
EC steers Europe into nano-electronics future.
French Telecom needs to pay back 1bn?
EC launches "embedded systems" initiative.
EC wants more resources put in wireless R&D.
Apple announces new iMac.
Sony claims PSP is still "on target".
100M downloads for Apple's music shop.
Commodore brand returns as an MP3 player.
Megapixel cams killing MMS?
Fujitsu & M$ make Itanium deal.
Sony announces HDD walkman.
New Motorola phone offers 1.3Mpix cam.
Adaptec buys RAID tech from IBM.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Cassini spacecraft arrives at Saturn.
Cassini sends back images of Saturn's rings.
Cassini shows unseen Titan features.
ISS spacewalk repair mission successful.
New Dark matter/energy theory presented.
NASA to make machines smarter.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Intel officially presents it's 64-bit Xeon.
Intel prepares i925XE chip-set with 1GHz FSB.
Intel to debut low-end "Grantsdale" chip-sets.
Elpida boots DRAM speeds.
nVidia launches PCI-E Quadros.
Chip biz invests heavily in fabs in 2004.

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

Apple claims "Longhorn" features in next OS.
64-bit WinXP features analysed.
M$ about to ship Windows CE 5.0.
Cyber extortionists target betting sites.
Gates defends Microsofts's patching efforts.
Java growing in Mobile devices.
Sun brings 3d interface to Open Source.
M$ posts workaround for IE security flaw.
MSN upgrades search engine.
China jumps to IP v9.