2006.09.25 - 2006.10.01   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every weekend.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
Xbox360 HD DVD drive to cost $200 in US.
Nokia unveils feature-rich N95 smartphone.
Nokia adds HardDrive to N91 music phone.
Nokia reveals N75 clamshell multimedia phone.
New Fuji camera detects faces.

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
First female space tourist returns safely.
Mars rover Opportunity reaches Victoria Crater.
NASA chief visits China.
Old galaxies unveiled in Hubble HDF footage.
China tests its own Fusion Reactor?
Hubble's main camera shuts down again.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
Intel reveals SSE4 extensions.
Intel outlines Quad Core roadmap.
Intel ready to tape out 45nm test chips?
Micron already sampling (1Gb) DDR3 memory.
DDR2 memory reaches 1.25GHz sppeds.
Intel produces proof of concept 80-core chip.
Intel intros "Santa Rosa" Next gen Centrino.
Intel to releas "real" Quad Core chip 2H/2007.
Intel opens up bus architecture.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
Firefox enter "release candidate" stage.
Unscheduled IE fix from Microsoft.