2006.07.24 - 2006.07.30   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every weekend.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
Microsoft confirms "Zune" portable media line.
Nintendo reports 21M "DS" sold worldwide.
US Gov concedes control of the Internet?
Nokia releases N73, N93 camera-phones.
Germans face TV tax for mobiles, PCs.
Kazaa to pay $100M, turns legal?
LG preps 5Mpix camera-phone.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
ESA taking deeper interest in space tourism.
Speed of "backward" light puzzles physicists.
"Imminent" super nova candidate identified.
Black holes once again puzzle astronomers.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
AMD acquires ATI in historic deal.
Intel formally launches Core 2 Duo.
AMD shows off "4x4" gaming platform.
ATI readies Radeon X1950 with GDDR4.
AMD's heavy price cuts in detail.
Intel slashes prices on Pentium 4s.
ATI will still ship the RD600 intel chip-set.
Intel licenses PowerVR graphics for its chip-set
IBM claims Cell yealds are "on target".

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
IE7 to be delivered as a security update?