2005.12.19 - 2005.12.25   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
EU threatens Microsoft with daily fines.
HD maker Seagate buys Maxtor.
ATI returns to profit.
Palm sales exceed expectations?
Belgian newspaper to appear on e-paper?
Sony follows Samsung with 82in LCD TV.
Hitachi to sell 5TB HDs by 2010?

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
New moons and rings found at Uranus.
NASA's Pluto mission seems good to go.
New telescopes to monitor asteroids.
Possible Beagle 2 crash site found.
US test-flies another ScramJet implementation.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
ATI's Radeon X1900 nearing release?
Intel to synch Conroe CPU and 965 chip-set.
20 Japanese firms sue US CPU patent holder.
Another "bendy chip" breakthrough surfaces.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
France to allow flat-fee P2P downloads?
Google trials mobile gmail service.
Wikipedia co-founder starts anew.
IE on Mac sees end of the line.
Santa worm hits IM users.
Top Japanese firms take aim at Google.
WoW passes 5 million players milestone.
Valve releases 64-bit version of Half Life 2.