2006.01.09 - 2006.01.15   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
BlueRay for Xbox360 - "a possibility"?
Global phone market stalling?
Google, Yahoo! announce new mobile services.
Euro IT spending declining in 2006.
South Korea joins Galileo navigation project.
MP3 player sales boosted music downloads.
Apple starts shipping Intel based Macs.
Mercury ships Cell based test system.
Nikon dumps 35mm film - goes "digital only".
IEEE 802.11n the next-gen WiFi standard?
And the award for "best new idea" goes to...

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
Stardust returns comet samples to Earth.
New Horizons probe ready for launch.
Astronomers find evidence for event horizons.
Hubble shows "North Star" is a triple star.
Planet formation around binary stars common?
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
AMD launches the Athlon 64 FX60.
nVidia prepares low end GeForce 7300.
Cell creators move to 32nm.
Atom Chip to show their products at last?

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
Mozilla releases Thunderbird 1.5.
M$ developing Visual Studio "live".
M$ releases new Windows patches.
M$ wins FAT patent case.
Firefox browser reaches 10% market share?
US Patent Office talks to Open Source devs.
AOL buys video search company.