2005.01.31 - 2005.02.06   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)

Xbox2, PS3 to be shown at E3, not GDC.
Sony's PSP to launch in US on March 24:th.
SBC buys AT&T in $16bn deal.
SBC to cut 13,000 jobs after AT&T merger.
Napster launches "Napster to go" service.
US Gov to take a look at IBM-Lenovo deal.
Google breaks the billion $ barrier.
UMC income down in 4Q.
Gates talks to European Parliament.
US net users report $500m+ lost to fraud.
AOL loses 2M subscribers.
Dutch town turned into a grid computer.

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

VoIP "Skyp" comes to Linux and Mac OS.
EU to restart software patent debate.
Linux splits to server/client versions?
Python language for Series 60 arrives.
Steam problems enrage HL2 players?
MSN Search now running on homegrown tech.
Win XP SP2 security flaw detected.
Crypto used in car-locks cracked.
Movie biz wants parents to spy on their kids.
M$ signs ("anti-rip") deal with Macrovision.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)

nVidia launches new Quadro Go chips.
AMD market-share hits 2 year high.
VIA releases latest P4 chipset.
Single-core "Yonah" to appear too?
nVidia leads in DX9 market.
Cell chip analysis - Part 1.
Cell chip analysis - Part 2.
Gigabyte readying more dual GPU cards.
New PCI-E gfx card from Matrox.
Elpida licenses "Ovonic Universal Memory".

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)

"Crossbar latch" to replace the transistor?
NASA's shuttles ready to fly?
NASA's 2006 budget presented.
Greenhouse gases could raise temp. on Mars.
Some of the universe's "missing matter" found?
Black holes kick-start star formation?