2004.11.22 - 2004.11.28   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Broadband prices falling in Europe.
Nintendo DS Euro announcement in January.
Infinum need more $$ for "Phantom" console.
The FCC (in US) rules out state taxes.
US mobile firm Cingular cuts 7,000 jobs.
Dell outsells Sun with x86 servers.
Concerning global freedom "erosion" noted?
HP to adopt BlueRay?
Big retailer ditches the VCR.
Will Dell finally start using AMD next year?
Philips to start making PCs again.
PeopleSoft keeps battling Oracle.

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

Kazaa signs up Skype (VoIP protocol).
Thorvalds & Co oppose EU's software patents.
Japan embraces Linux, ignores Ballmer?
Security hole found in WinAmp.
Security issue found in older Java plug-ins.
...and Sun fixes Java security issue.
Game publisher Eidos seeks buyer.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

ATI releases 2 new Radeon mobility models.
AMD ships mobile Sempron (3000+).
AMD removes "XP" brand from its roadmap.
Intel still the top chip makers of 2004.
Intel, ATI lead nVidia on GFX chip sales.
Motorola to use nVidia GFX chip in 3G phone.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

NASA (finally) launches SWIFT satellite.
Multipurpose nanocable produced.
European Space Council kicks off.
Supermassive black hole puzzles astronomers.
Group concernd over nanotech in biology.
UK researchers reveal new flat-screen tech.
US congress approves NASA's budget.
Sweden launches rocket with test satellites.
KBOs smaller than previously thought?
A "new" view of the Solar system.
Standardization of plastic electronics begins.
Russia, France to cooperate on Soyuz-2?
ESA performs final check on Huygens probe.
US gov approves Bigelow space module launch.