2004.07.19 - 2004.07.25   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Huge digital TV growth predicted in US & EU.
Strong Euro PC sales boost global 2Q sales.
Notebook demand slows down in Europe.
EC approves Sony/BMG merger.
WiFi Alliance works towards global standard.
M$ pays out $32bn to it's stock holders.
Sun posts profit but analysts not impressed.
ICANN meeting decides Net administration.
Motorola posts loss despite increased sales.
M$ settles with Linspire (formerly Lindows).
UK judge deems PS2 mod-chips illegal.
Apple prepares next-gen iPod.
EDGE gaining in "3G-less" markets.
Seagate sees loss in 4Q.
eBay posts profit for 4Q, analysts want more.
MP3 player market growing rapidly.
Web advertizing to outgrow radio soon.
The mainframe is alive and kicking.
Psion founder discusses future of mobiles.

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

Proof-of-concept virus hits PocketPC.
Voice over IP (VoIP) in high demand in US.
Trojan lures with fake bin Laden rumors.
Russian cyber-extortionists arrested.
Intel joins Liberty Alliance.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

AMD's Semprons to replace Socket A Athlons.
Upcoming AMD CPU price cuts.
nVidia prepares mobile version of 6800 core.
Intel lunches new "low voltage" Pentium M:s.
AMD ship faster Athlon 64 mobile.
Centrino2 chipset delayed til 1Q 2005?
nVidia, ATI prepare new GPU parts.
Top-ten chip-giants ranking.
DDR2 demand still low.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Revolutionary thin film fuel cell announced.
NASA engages in budget battle.
Hawking declares modified view on black holes.
Scientists to build robotic librarian...
...and Robotic guardians. (ED-209 anyone?)
European Aurora program needs more cash.
Cassini spots lightning storm on Saturn.
35 years since first humans on Moon.
Scientists mass produce entanled photons.
New star gives clues about our solar system.
Sharp improves solar cell tech by 100%?