2004.12.06 - 2004.12.12   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

IBM sells PC division to Chinese Lenovo.
Sony launches the PSP in Japan.
Over 1.5bn mobile phone users, worldwide.
PS3 to be released in March 2006 in Japan?
P2P showdown nearing.
Cisco & Fujitsu to share R&D for big routers.
LCD prices slump (again)?
Sun aims for >10% of x86 server market.
Toshiba readies DVD/HD DVD hybrid disc.
Xbox2 dev kits ship for Mac (Yes, Mac!).

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

New PalmOS to get Linux kernel?
RedHat loses Dell's support?
"Phishing" trick hits most browsers.
Napster to enter ringtone market.
Apple patches up OS X.
Linux growth faces labour problems?
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

nVidia grabs PS3 graphics chip contract.
AMD starts shipping 90nm Opterons.
Intel shows-off dual core 65nm chip.
Samsung bets big on chip biz over next 6 yrs.
nVidia to reveal nForce for Intel 1Q/2005?
nVidia ships low end nv44 core.
nForce4 IGP (for AMD) emerges.
AMD brings PowerNow to Opterons.
Intel updates CPU price list.
Samsungs samples 512Mb GDDR3 memory.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

NASA on track for return to flight?
Cassini closing in on Titan once again.
Robotic Hubble repair mission, too costly?
Hubble repair mission by shuttle reconsidered?
Researchers agree that Mars once was wet.
Astronomers detect activity on Quaoar (KBO)?
US Congress passes space tourism bill.
Rat brain in a dish controls flight sim.
New quantum communication advancement.
Could the Sun have "adopted" alien worlds?
Missing link in planet formation found?