2005.03.07 - 2005.03.13   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
EC passes software patent bill.
Over 100M DSL lines in use, globally.
M$ calls for reform of US patent system.
Gizmondo handheld console to ship 19 March.
Siemens' troubled phone biz must save 1bn.
US finally approves IBM's PC sale to Lenovo.
New 'Your Europe' information portal launched.
Samsung shows 82" LCD HDTV.
Samsung shows smartphone with 3GB HDD.
Samsung shows phone with 7Mpix camera.
Siemens shows 'talking SMS' service.
Nokia looking to revitalize slow nGage biz?
Apple faces iPod related lawsuits.
Apple backs Blue-Ray?

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
NASA's Mars program to get an overhaul?
Scientists readying neutrino detector.
Mars rovers keep setting new driving records.
Spirit rover cleaned up by dust-devil?
Astronomers find most distant massive object.
Astronomers find a size limit for stars.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
Physics Processing Unit debuts at GDC.
AMD introduces its 64-bit mobile CPU: Turion.
AMD to launch A64 4200+ in early April?
nVidia shows nForce4 SLI for Intel platform.
Pentium M to get 64-bit support?
Flash inventor works on new CPU design.
VIA updates its compact media chip 'Eden N'.
Dual core P4 will require new motherboards?

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
M$ launches new communications software.
M$ to exchange 32-bit WinXP for 64-bit.
New cyber security protocol unveiled.
Mozilla to give way for Firefox?
BitTorrent 4.0 released.
Russian (low cost) mp3-site dodges lawsuits.
Trojan targets Symbian mobiles.
Novell announces SUSE Linux 9.3.