2004.10.25 - 2004.10.31   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

EU considers fingerprints for all passports.
Oracle gets go-ahead to buy Peoplesoft.
Sony reveals PSP pricing (under $200).
Apple opens Euro iTunes store.
Wireless broadband threatens 3G revenue?
Apple releases the iPod Photo.
Global mobile phone shipments up 25% in 3Q.
Vodafone & Sun sign JAVA deal.
RIAA files 963 new lawsuits against filetraders.
VIA sales boost narrows 3Q loss.
nVidia increases 3Q revenue forecast.
ATI takes market lead from nVidia?
TSMC & UMC post their 3Q results.
NASA deploys new 42TFLOPS supercomputer.

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

Win XP "Release 2" expected next year?
Google's GMail "wide open" for attack?
Google buys 3D mapping company "Keyhole".
Security flaw found in Linux 2.6.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Intel releases P4 EE with 1GHz FSB.
VIA announces dual-core CPU.
AMD produces cheap Internet PC-in-a-box.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Cassini snaps best pictures yet of Titan.
NASA sets mid-May launch date for shuttle.
NASA postpones DART launch.
Scientists claim "Big Bang" is a normal event.
NASA works to lower shuttle flight risk.
Researchers will give robots better vision.
(Mad?) Scientist "creates" bio-neural net.
MilkyWay companion puzzles astronomers.
Ape controls robot with brain signals.
USAF finally deploys the F22 Raptor fighter.