2004.11.15 - 2004.11.21   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

EU online sales to pass US online sales soon?
HP posts solid 4Q.
MPAA takes P2P users to court.
Oracle / Peoplesoft war not over yet.
Nokia demos phone call over IPv6.0.
China may choose Euro 3G standard.
Motorola buys MeshNetworks.
Grokster P2P teams up with radio broadcaster.
IMB's Power 5 server crushes opposition?
Intel predicts "much improved" 1Q 2005.
Novell posts 4Q profit.
Seagate ships 400GB HD.
Apple to ship flashmem-based iPod?
Creative declares portable mp3 player war.

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

Half-Life 2 finally released.
Sun unveils Solaris 10.
Ballmer to govs: "Use Linux and get sued".
AOL heightens security with AOL 9.0.
This weeks IE security issues.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

Intel slips out 3.8GHz P4.
nVidia finally gets licence for P4 chip-set.
AMD updates its roadmap.
Intel pushes Itanium into "mainframe space"?
Intel about to pull the plug on Northwood.
Elpids claims 800MHz DDR2 in 1GB capacity.
NextGen Opteron to have 1207 pins?
ATI claims Shader 2.0b is "good enough".

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

NASA's ScramJet vehicle reaches Mach 9.8.
ESA's ION powered probe reaches the Moon.
NASA to test laser communication with Mars.
Astronomers claim 2nd Milky Way black hole.
Cornell makes progress in photonic switching.
Scientists create robotic bug infiltrator.
Nano-scientists discover "living necklace".
US militar to test airborne laser.