2005.07.25 - 2005.07.31   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
Playstation 3 to be 'expensive'.
Sony to battle Xbox360 with low priced PS2?
Vodafone posts solid quarter.
France Telecom buys Spanish Amena.
Smartphone sales "up".
Japan intends to regain supercomputer crown.
Sony offers 'TV' on its PSP console.
Amazon posts profit.
Sun posts 'flat' 4Q results.
SGI posts weak quarter.
Apple upgrades MacMini. (to useful levels?)
Western Digital claims most reliable HD.
Pretec claims first 4GB SD card.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
Internet Explorer 7 goes public (Beta).
M$ activates WGA authentication program...
...and a few days later WGA gets hacked.
M$ Virtual Earth vs Google Earth.
PGP inventor to present VoIP crypto?
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
Imagination launches PowerVR SGX GPU.
Latest AMD CPU roadmap.
Pentium M 780 hits retail.
Intel preparing dual core Celeron?
Intel renames server chips.
China's own CPU evolving rapidly.
Opteron gains market share.
Intel to build $3bn 45nm chip plant.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
10th planet(?) discovered. (Larger than Pluto)
Second large Kuiper belt object announced.
Space shuttle Discovery docked with ISS.
Heat shield repair 'studied' by NASA.
NASA grounds remaining shuttles - again.
Next mars probe to search for landing spots.
Scientists consider microbial life on Titan.
US Army 'sets phasers on stun'?
'The Spaceship Company' formed.