2004.08.16 - 2004.08.22   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Sony & M$ lower console prices once again.
Google enters NASDAQ at $85 a share.
EC to examine M$/TimeWarner DRM alliance?
Broadband users outnumber dialups in US.
IBM on Scandinavian shopping spree.
Amazon buys itself into the Chinese market.
Siemens outsourcing plans face protest strike?
Real Networks cuts online song prices.
Nortel Networks cuts 3500 jobs.
Maxtor ships bigger, faster HardDrives.

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

Court rules P2P legal, tells RIAA to back off.
Delay hits "consumer" WinXP SP2 availability.
Hundreds of apps clash with WinXP SP2.
WinXP SP2 needs patching already.
M$ to bring 2GB Hotmail in September?
New WinXP XP 64 beta available.
The MyDoom e-mail worm saga continues.
Nintendo granted (stupid) gaming patents.
Oracle adopts M$ patching habits.
New worm hits Instant Messaging (IM).
Weakness discovered in current crypto tech.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

ATI to take on nVidia's midrange with R410.
AMD ships Athlon 3700+ for DTR laptops.
Quad core Opteron in 2007?
AMD predicts A64 sales boost in 2H 2004.
Freescale to show dual core G4 design?
AMD's 90nm chips to use strained silicon.
SGI's Onyx4 - shock full of ATI cards.
HP delivers the last Alpha chip.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Age of MilkyWay galaxy narrowed down.
Cassini discovers 2 tiny Saturn moons (rocks).
Neptune moon tally get 5 new additions.
Chandra captures hot intergalactic gas.
Seiko Epson constructs flying mini robot.