2005.04.04 - 2005.04.10   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
Sony sold half a million PSPs in 2 days in US.
Big names get behind EC vs Microsoft.
M$ slowly meeting EC demands.
Russia aims to beat India at IT outsourcing?
VoIP predicted to grow rapidly in US.
JVC unveils dual-layer +RW DVD.
WorldCup tickets will contain microchips.
2005: a slow IT year for European companies?
Napster subcsribers tally passes 400,000.
Palm OS based PDA sales falling.
Sony adds airbag to HDD MP3 player.
Spammer gets 9 years in jail.
HP, Sun, IBM to release 'dc' Opteron servers.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
New patches from M$, SP2 becomes 'a must'?
AOL lunches Voice over IP (VoIP) service.
Google hacking becoming popular?
Trojan can disable Symbian smartphone.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
Dual core Pentium Extreme Edition spotted.
ATI to unveil R520 early June?
nVidia shipping its nForce chipset for Intel.
Rambus claim memory speed breakthrough.
AMD starts producing 300mm wafers at Fab36.
Kingston shipping 750MHz DDR2 memory.
Both TSMC and UMC report lower sales.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
Hitachi claims HDD storage tech breakthrough.
NASA gives Mars rovers 18 more months.
Early galaxies surprise astronomers.
Europe plans to land robot on Mars by 2013?
NASA ready to launch robotic craft (DART).
Sony patents tech that can stimulate brain.
Japan to land a man on the Moon by 2025?