2005.01.03 - 2005.01.09   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

"Super 3G" standard emerges.
Toshiba to ship 2GB HDD for mobile phones.
US net users spend $23bn on Xmas shopping.
Samsung shows speech-to-text mobile phone.
Oracle has finalized Peoplesoft acquisition.
China officials continue to fear the Internet.
Napster on it's own again.
Wristwatch PDA returns to market.
BlueRay gets backing from major Game firms.
eBay intros "My Messages" to prevent fraud.
HD DVD movie list appears.
TDK removes the cartridge from BlueRay.

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

Archos uses Linux as OS for its media player.
Microsoft on digital content hunt.
Mobile phone industry agrees on DRM.
Microsoft cancels WinXP for Itanium.
Security issues found in Mozilla/Firefox.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

ATI is shipping R430, R480 chips.
AMD launches Au1200 mobile "video" chip.
nVidia releases GoForce 6200 chip.
Intel starts shipping updated Pentium M.
Transmeta considers leaving chip-maiking biz?
Transmeta shows X86 Media Center design.
Police hunts down defective AMD chips.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

1 year anniversary for Mars rover "Spirit".
ISS Oxygen generator keeps failing.
Scientists build nano-scale propeller.
Most powerful eruption in the Universe found.
Canadian firm to repair Hubble?