2006.10.02 - 2006.10.08   |   A summary of the past weeks main technology & science news. Updated every weekend.
General IT (General, Business, Financial, Misc)
Google buys YOuTube for $1.6bn.
Sony "punching out" PS3s, claim.
HD DVDs to get reginal coding next year?
Nokia says it's too early for fuel cells.
US Gov strikes new deal with ICANN.
WD releases 1TB external RAID solution.
Sony battery recall continues.
HP readies high-speed inkjet printers.

Software Roundup (General SW, Security, Virus-alerts)
Skype founders prep Net TV service.
M$ Vista to get tougher anti-piracy checks.
Windows Vista RC2 - the last test version.
Online gaming firms take economic hit.
Malware goes stealth?
VMWare goes 64-bit.
Semiconductor Roundup (CPUs, Chip-sets, Memory)
nVidia's G80 chip expected in November.
nVidia's G80 to excel at physics?
ATI uses GPUs for Streaming Computing.
65nm AMD chips out in November?
AMD's "K8L" to debut in 3Q2007?
AMD's 65nm line-up revealed.
AMD to update AM2 socket to AM2+ in 3Q'07?
Sun plans 400 TeraFlops Opteron computer.
Intel "renews" PowerVR graphics deal.
Chip sales pass $20bn in August.
AM2+ platform to get QuadGPU support (ATI).

Science Roundup (Science & Astronomy)
Hubble ST detects several extrasolar planets.
NASA's MRO returns first hi-res images.
MIT promises improved, safer nuclear plants.
Square kilometer radio array moves forward.