2004.08.09 - 2004.08.15   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Olympics go online.
Online advertizing to boom within 5 years?
70% of South Koreans are Internet users.
Europe getting ready for HDTV?
Blueray format available for licensing.
eBay spreads to mobile phones.
Nokia signs music deal with Loudeye.
Ciscos 4Q figures show strong growth.
Sharp launches "3D screen".
DualDisc launch in patent trouble?

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

Open GL 2.0 (with Shader Language) released.
Google settles with Yahoo!.
"DVD Jon" cracks another Apple standard.
Apple updates OS X to 10.3.5.
Roxio sells CD software biz, adopts Napster.
M$ launches WinXP "Crippled Edition" in Asia.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

nVidia launches midrange 6600 GPUs.
AMD starts selling 90nm chips.
Intel's desktop roadmap.
Intel's Notebook roadmap.
Intel's Server roadmap.
3.73GHz P4 EE scheduled for a 4Q release.
nVidia releases the QuadroFX 4400.
Bitboyz presents new mobile GFX chips.
Pricecuts to boost demand for Grantsdale?
nVidia & BOXX announce GFX render server.
Samsung to begin production of 300dpi LCD?

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

NASA OKs robotic Hubble repair mission.
Japan deploys solar sail spacecraft.
NASA team tries out solar sail.
NASA's rover sends data to Mars Express.
Solar-sample spacecraft returning home.
Nearby star has planets, asteroids, comets?
Russian cargoship brings supplies to ISS.