2006.08.14 - 2006.08.20   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every weekend.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
Next-gen (HD) DVD war end in a draw?
Dell recalls 4 million laptop batteries.
Battery recall costly for Sony?
Logitech launches wireless Skype phone.
ICANN keeps Internet control til 2011.
"Phantom" console (finally) ditched.
Sony starts selling recordable BlueRay discs.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
Open source Java SE by year's end?
Firefox 2.0 delayed til October 24th.
Mobile gaming to grow to $7bn in 5 years?
YouTube considers music video downloads.
M$ to allow "amateurs" to develop for Xbox360?
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
AMD releases Revision F Opterons.
Intel to release quad core Core2 in 2006?
nVidia prepares GF 7950GT.
nVidia releases new Opteron chip-sets.
Intel preps next-gen chip-sets.
ATI's X1950XT gets Sept 14:th launch date.
Intel EOLs most Pentium D models.
OCZ to offer 1.1GHz DDR2 memory.
AMD/ATI start work on CPU/GPU hybrid?
Early ATI R600 romors appear.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
Astronomers improve "Asteroid watch".
Definition of a planet discussed.
NASA grants $500M to private sector.
New launch date for Solar observatory.