2004.11.08 - 2004.11.14   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

M$ to release Xbox Next in 3 different versions?
Vodafone bets it all on a global 3G campaign.
Nokia to accomodate market needs in 2005?
EICTA pursues new European patent directive.
AOL to be split into 4 divisions.
Peoplesoft declines Oracles final offer.
Investors unimpressed with Cisco's results.
Dell posts strong results.
Cap Gemini to cut 1,500 jobs.
Sup. Court asked to dismiss P2P ban request.
EC objects to M$'s ContentGuard takeover bid.
IBM grabs top spot on Supercomputer list.
IBM delivers commercial version of BLue Gene.
Madrid gets Europe's fastest supercomputer.
Paul Otellini becomes new Intel CEO.

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

Valve prepares for worldwide Half-Life 2 launch.
Highly anticipated game Halo 2 is released.
Novell rolls out Novell Linux Desktop 9.
M$ trials new search engine to rival Google.
IT security profession has bright future?
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

nVidia ships GoForce 6800 mobile GPU.
ATI launches Radeon Xpress Athlon chipset.
nVidia now shipping nv41 PCI-E cards.
AMD signs outsourcing deal with CSM.
The Dell / AMD saga continues.
Microsoft ignores Itanium?
CSR launches low-cost WiFi chip for mobiles.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

Experimental ESA probe to enter Lunar orbit.
Boeing and Northrop Grumman form alliance.
NASA prepares for another ScramJet test.
Mars Express takes sharp images of Phobos.
The rules for "America's Space Prize".
Russia successfully tests the Soyuz-2.
Pioneer's ultraviolet laser aims at 500GB.