2004.08.02 - 2004.08.08   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Gates still interested in Nintendo?
Sony confirms BlueRay drive for PS3.
Prosecutors challenge P2P companies.
Symbian license sales top 5M in 1H 2004.
nVidia's income, revenue falls in 2Q.
Koreans buy Lycos for $105.
Creative posts better-than-expected figures.
Finnish cyber-addicts dodge army rules.
TiVo "filesharing" approved by the FCC.
Rio takes aim at Apple's mini iPod.
Toshiba introduces 60GB micro HDD.
HP launches (SuSE) Linux laptop.

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

The long awaited SP2 for WinXP released.
IBM donates code to open source.
MyDoom-Q uses Yahoo! as its hunting ground.
IBM states "it won't go after Linux".
AOL bys anti-spam company (Mailblocks).
Mozilla calls out to bounty (bug)hunters.
Trojan hits Microsoft's Pocket PC OS.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

nVidia getting ready for mainstream (nv43).
IBM adds morphing features to Power5 CPU.
ATI preparing release of next FireGL gfx card.
Worldwide chip-sales still rising.
Intel roadmap shows dual-core chips in mid '05.
Tyan prepares 64-bit Xeon mobos.
SiS intros new Socket T chip-set.
Taiwanese tech firms launch new "microcard".
PCI-E problem plagues Intel's i7520 chipset.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Scientist claim life on Mars is likely.
MESSENGER launch successful.
Matter, antimatter availability demystified?
NASA's Pluto mission delayed or cut back.
Malfunction hits Hubble Space Telescope.
NASA starting to prepare Swift for launch.
Cassini detects lightning at Saturn.
Universities plan new $400M telescope.
DARPA adjusts rule for second robot challenge.