2006.08.28 - 2006.09.03   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every weekend.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
Microsoft working on a "better PC" design.
Samsung to open digital music "stores" in EU.
Intel to axe 10,000 jobs?
Samsung demonstrates 4G tech.
Nokia releases "Internet Edition" N80.
Blue-laser diodes still in short supply.
Pioneer to release dual-layer BD in 2007.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
Lockheed Martin gets NASA's CEV contract.
NASA's vision outlined.
SWIFT catches upernova in real-time.
New Horizons probe tests its hi-res camera.
SMART-1 lunar probe crashes (as planned).
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
ATI shows the RS600 chipset for Intel CPUs.
"Tulsa" marks Intel's last NetBurst push.
Samsung starts producing 1Gb DDR2 chips.
Pretec shows off 8GB SD flashmem card.
Cooling fan for memory chips arrives.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
Google launches "book search".
Windows Vista pricing revealed?
Google announces "Google Apps".
Mobiles to get automatic firmware updates?
Open source threatened by patent rulings.
Firefox beta 2 released.