2004.10.11 - 2004.10.17   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

PSP to ship 4Q/04 in Japan, 1Q/05 in US, EU.
3G must embrace TV broadcasts?
Nokia blames price-cuts for lower income.
Intel delivers solid 3Q results.
Philips posts strong results for 3Q.
Apple posts best quarter in 9 years.
SonyEricsson income and sales up.
Yahoo! posts increased profits.
Sun posts $174M loss.
MPAA goes after P2P software suppliers.
Court wants identities of P2P users from ISPs.
Creative, Dell go after iPod Mini market.
Sony ships standalone, external DVD burner.
Motorola launches 6 new phone models.
French cinemas to block mobile phone signals.
WiFi/Bush rumours circulate on the net.
Sharp to launch PDA with 4GB HardDrive.
New 4-wheeled concept SegWay shown.

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

M$ launches MediaPlayer 10, MediaCenter '05.
Anticipated game Halo 2 leaks onto the web.
Code glitch hits PayPal.
Top 20 security vulnerabilities on Win & Unix.
M$ issues (SP2-less) WinXp "October patch".
Spyware, a Windows-only phenomenon?
Paris considers move from Win to Linux?
Google launches desktop search (+spyware?).
Bug considered dead comes back to "haunt" IE.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Athlon FX55 and 4000+ hit retail early?
Intel rethinks GigaHerts race.
nVidia launches the low-end GeForce 6200.
Chip-biz slowdown to continue into 2005?
IBM's Power 5 chip powers 64-way servers.
Updated Celerons continue life on Socket 478?
Broadcom intros WiFi chipset with VoIP.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Another important step in nano-electronics.
EU approves 1.75bn for future tech research.
NASA finds design flaw in Genesis probe.
Computer controlled by brain signals.
NASA ready to demonstrate DART in space?
FuelCell Hydrogen storage breakthrough.
NASA tests remote "robo-surgery".
New ISS windows arrives at NASA.
NASA readies Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
NASA studies SPIRIT telescope mission tech.
Motion of early universe analyzed.
CERN turns 50.