2005.10.24 - 2005.10.30   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
Nokia, Motorola lead smart-phone sales.
Global launch for Nintendo's Revolution?
Sony ships 10 million PSPs.
ICANN, VeriSign close the deal.
BitTorrent user convicted for movie-sharing.
Ericsson buys Marconi.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
All first-gen Xbox360 games single threaded?
Microsoft to improve crypto in IE7.
VMWare releases free "VMWare Player".
Security bug found in Skype, fix available.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
PA Semi to challenge Intel, AMD?
IBM shows "Xbox360 chip".
Intel to ship VT enabled Pentiums soon?
AMD cuts desktop CPU prices.
AMD increases market share.
nVidia ready to release 512MB 7800GTX?
Samsung samples GDDR4 memory.
Dual core Itanium slips well into 2006.
Intel ships ATI based motherboards.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
Space elevator contest ends with no winner.
Hubble looks for oxygen on the moon.
Student-built satellite successfully launched.
Russian Government approves new space plan.
NASA allowed to buy Russian space-ships.