2006.01.02 - 2006.01.08   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
HD DVD to debut in US in March?
PS3 spring launch date questioned?
M$ announces external HD DVD for Xbox360.
Sony launches book with electronic paper.
Panasonic promises first BlueRay player.
Sony promises BlueRay drives by summer.
Skype targets mainstream with new gadgets.
Toshiba boosts microdrive to 10GB.
Dell shows off Quad SLI gaming PC.
TDK shows 100GB BlueRay prototype.
Swedish file sharers form political party.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
Scientists consider testing a "hyperdrive".
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
Intel debuts 9xx and new 6xx chips.
Intel launches new "Yonah" mobile chips.
Intel launches Pentium M based Xeon.
ATI readies Radeon (R580) X1900XTX.
AMD launches "Live!" mediacenter brand.
nVidia readies mobile GPU GoForce 7600.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
Skype 2.0 offers video calls.
Microsoft rushes out WMF patch.
M$ previews "Firefox-like" IE7.0.
Windows Vista beta 2 previewed.