2004.07.26 - 2004.08.01   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

China, Japan & South Korea form IT alliance.
Nintendo DS gets new look, but keeps name.
Playstation slump hurts Sony's profits.
Nintendo sales and profits up.
M$ posts $2.7bn profit for 4Q.
625M handsets to be shipped this year?
US Senate Judiciary Committee goes bananas.
Palm still #1 PDA maker in the world.
Intel CEO turns up the heat.
Motorola acquires iTunes license.
Hynix posts record profit.
Asus brings VGA resolution to PDA's.
Seagate introduces 5 year warranty on HDDs.

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

Long awaited game Doom III finally ships.
Win XP 64-bit delayed til 2005.
Microsoft releases DirectX 9.0c.
Apple outraged by Real's file format stunt.
This week's IE security holes.
EA lands RenderWare.
M$ releases SP1 for Office 2003.
ATI aims for Doom3 with OGL driver rewrite.
Creative explains idSoftware sound engine deal.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

AMD launches Semprons early.
Intel pulls back 4GHz P4 launch.
Opteron powered RedStorm "almost there".
ATI intros Mobility Radeon 9800.
Intel phases out several P4 models.
SGI, Intel to deliver NASA supercomputer.
GeForce 6800 LE retail details emerge.
Chip demand on the slow side for nVidia?
Intel to merge Xeon, Itanium chip-sets?
Gloom awaits DRAM makers in 2005.
Sun introduces 4-way Opteron servers.
Elpida shrinks DDR2 process to 100nm.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

NASA sending MESSENGER to Mercury.
Neutriono's mass linked to universal expansion.
StarshipOne sets new date for X-Prize attempt.
NASA approves new Shuttle tank fitting.
NASA issues call for new technologies.
Report calls for caution regarding nanotech.