2005.09.12 - 2005.09.18   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
M$ finalizes Xbox360 launch date.
MSN, AOL merger speculation.
Nintendo unveils 'Revolution' controller.
New Gizmondo targets Sony's PSP.
Ebay reveals it's Skype strategy.
Sony recalls millions of PS2 AC adaptors.
The new face of Television.
HP plans to cut 6,000 jobs?
Oracle buys Siebel Systems.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
Gates shows off Vista and Office 12.
Vista to ship in 7 versions?
RIAA threatens 7 P2P software companies?
Novell sees M$ Vista as launch opportunity.
Next Direct X version = 9.0L?
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
ATI launches low-end X1300 (R515).
Intel's 975X to support both SLI & Crossfire?
nVidia ready to launch 'C51'?
DRAM price slide over - for now?
Dell dumps Itanium.
Samsung promises 'bigger' FlashMem chips.
Intel orders ATI, SiS chipsets?
Intel cuts Xeon DP prices.
Intel invests in China.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
NASA reveals 'return to Moon' plans.
InPhase Technology touts holographic storage.
Japanese probe reaches asteroid 'Itokawa'.
Sunspot activity might disturb communication.
Astronomers detect oldest GRB yet.
Lonely quasar puzzles astronomers.
Space based weapons discussed again?
CPUs to outsmart humanity by 2060?