2004.09.13 - 2004.09.19   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Sony planning a compact version of the PS2?
US lost 400,000 IT jobs between 2001 & 2004.
M$, Apple, music and the mobile connection.
Videophone finally a commercial reality?
Microsoft settles dispute with Sendo.
Yahoo! buys Musicmatch for $160M.
Hitachi brings SATA drives to laptops.
Canadians show motion tracking nose-mouse.
Siemens launches phone with 1.3Mpix camera.

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

Microsoft launches Virtual Server.
Virus writers add network sniffing to SDBot.
IETF rejects Microsoft's anti-spam solution.
New P2P software makes sharing more private.
Software patents bad for Europe?
Mozilla bug hunts results in new patch.
Virus makers exploit JPEG/Windows format.
FBI busted M$ software pirate ring.
Windows Update to ask for license?
Quake 4 preview appears on the web.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Cell chip almost done according to Toshiba.
ATI to launch its first Athlon 64 chipset.
AMD to launch 2.6GHz Athlon 64s in October?
nVidia to launch nForce4 in October?
ATI launches the midrange Radeon X700.
VIA's next X86 CPU "C7" to arrive in 1H2005.
ATI's Theater 550 chip combines Audio/Video.
Speech recognition moves onto the chip.
Infineon fined $160M by US government.
AMD launches Sempron with 512kb L2 cache.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Mystery shrouds Pioneer 10, 11 trajectories.
Galactic cluster reveals hidden structure.
ISS to get bigger window.
Astronomers launch roboNet telescope grid.
Life detection becomes better.