2006.05.15 - 2006.05.21   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every Sunday.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
Xbox360+HDDVD to beat PS3 on price.
Dell ends Intel-only era, adopts Opteron.
Seagate concludes acquisition of Maxtor.
IT: the most stressful profession?
SonyEricsson intros new clamshell phones.
Sony PC goes ultra mobile?
Casio shows off promising Fuel Cell tech.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
Sun ready to open source Java?
Google silently launches "Google Notebook".
M$ releases "Vista-ready PC" test application.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
AMD unveils K8L features.
AMD's 65nm chips to arrive in December?
Intel to ship "woodcrest" Xeon by end of June.
All AM2 AMD chips listed.
nVidia ships lower upper range GF 7900 GS.
AMD launches new Turions.
nVidia launches low-end GeForce 7300.
AMD announces energy efficient(35W) Athlons.
65nm Celeron D to ship end of May.
ATI unveils Radeon Xpress 1100 chip-set.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
IBM breathes new life in magnetic storage?
Astronomers discover promising solar system.
New cosmic map shows how little we know. ;-)