2004.10.18 - 2004.10.24   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

PSP launch postponed if games are late?
NEC presents worlds fastest supercomputer.
Music CD sales rise in 2004!
PC sales slow down in US.
Microsoft post it's usual big income.
Motorola posts increased profits for 3Q.
Lucent's first profitable year since 2000..
eBay beats expectations, posts strong results.
AT & T restructuring price tag: $7bn.
Apple updates iBook line.
Freescale trims away 1000 jobs.
NEC demonstrates fuel-cell powered laptop.
High demannd for CE drives helps Seagate.
Gates: "Google-PC" to replace TV.
100GB portable music player hits retail.

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

Half Life 2 goes gold, ships on Nov 16:th.
WinXP "Release 2" to arrive in mid 2005?
M$ declares it counts dual-core chips as one.
Another big game title leaks prior to release.
Lycos gives away free 300MB e-mail space.
Netscape webmail service gives 250MB space.
Montavista shows real-time mobile Linux.
Truckload of web browser need quick patching.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

AMD intros FX55, 4000+ CPUs, cuts prices.
Intel releases 2.1GHz Pentium M.
nForce4 details surface ahead of launch.
Intel cuts Centrino prices.
TI's new chip to add Digital TV to handsets.
Intel's 2005 desktop roadmap.
VIA samples new Intel chip-sets.
Moore's "Law" in doubt?
Intel: no more (s775)CPU price-cuts until '05.
Intel delays launch of 90nm P4EE til 1Q/05'.
Opti accuses nVidia of patent violations.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Cassini closing in on Titan for tight flyby.
Scientists confirm Einstein's "frame dragging".
HP shows plastic LCD prototype.
NASA lets AI smooth out tech glitches.
Memory upgrade for the brain is coming?
Scientists create single-atom layer material.
Astronomers study "messy" planet-creation.
Scientists combine Segways with robots.
Scientists break conducting nanotube record.
ESA to launch student-designed satellites.
Final preparations begin for DeepImpact probe.
SMART-1 spaceprobe ready for Lunar orbit.
MagBeam propulsion, SciFi turning into reality?