2004.08.23 - 2004.08.29   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Sony shows tech details of the PSP.
Handheld PalmOS console Zodiac out soon?
UK chip-maker ARM buys Artisan for $900M+.
EC anti-trust leader objectivity questioned?
California approves electronic voting.
US DoJ gets serious with filetraders.
Outsourcing to India faces competition.
Server sales high, but profits low.
150 cyber-criminals cuffed in US.
M$ slammed over misleading anti Linux ad.

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

Longhorn faces major feature cuts.
Apple lands Quicktime phone deal.
Security issues plague WinXP SP2?
RBot-GR worm spies on webcam users.
Police arrests global software pirates.
US still holds commanding lead in spamming.
IBM develops new techniques to fight spam.
US launches attack on spam.
M$ launches WMS with Janus DRM tech.
Proof of concept virus attacks AMD64.
3dMark2005 benchmarking software out soon?
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

nVidia readying release of GF6600 chips.
ATI readies the Radeon X700 (R410).
P4s with 64bit extension go on sale.
Intel cuts P4 prices.
Intel also cuts Itanium prices.
Intel's new pricing plan for Itanium.
DRAM prices down, apparently.
Intel ready to talk about Centrino 3.
Leaked nForce 4 info emerges.
China readies its 3G "wonderchip".

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

New energy source just around the corner?
Small planet discovered just 50ly away.
Silicon Carbide breakthrough in Japan.
DARPA funds unmanned attack aircraft ($1bn).
Mars Odyssey mission completed.
Researchers pave way for plastic circuits.
New ways to assemble nanotech. (T-1000!)
Superconductivity proposed for ILC accelerator.
Beagle 2 team still puzzled over Mars lander.
Space shuttle to resume flight in March 2005?
Large extra-solar planet found by tiny scope.
Spectacular new photo of a know supernova.