2005.04.25 - 2005.05.01   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
PSP Euro-launch set to September 1st.
Nokia unveils 'N-series' phones.
Nintendo claims over 5 million DS sold.
'mp3 tax' discussed in Holland.
Worlwide mobile phone sales slow down.
Symbian increases smart-phone share.
French court rules against DRM on DVDs.
M$ pushes for Flash buffers in notebook HDDs.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
Shuttle launch delayed til mid-July.
Euro Mars rover mission takes shape.
Deep Impact probe spots its target.
Japanese Space Agency hit by budget crisis.
Possible asteroid belt around Sun like star.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
ATI back on the offensive with R520?
ATI prepares to launch Multi VPU tech.
Intel takes lead in mobile graphics sales.
IBM pushes PPC 970 to 2.7GHz.
AMD plans quad-core chips by 2007.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
M$ now actually shipping Win Xp 64-bit.
Xbox360 backwards compatible?
Quantum crypto becoming commercial reality?
Web attacks on the rise.
Firefox browser takes 10%.
Trojan exploits Google 'spell-alikes'.
Xbox 360 games lineup.