22nd > January > 2005 Archive

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Titan: rains of methane, mountains of ice

The data sent back via NASA's Cassini spacecraft confirm that Titan is a moon with weather. It rains methane on Titan. They don't know how often, but they know that it does. The latest news from the Huygens probe is that "it might have rained yesterday". Of course, "yesterday" is the day before the probe landed, not yesterday, yesterday, so mission scientists are being a little poetic.

Once fabless, almost chipless - is Transmeta's future hopeless?

Five years ago almost to the day, Transmeta launched without manufacturing facilities as a "fabless chip company". Now it's all but abandoning future chip design, so it's a fabless chipless company. In a conference call today executives outlined some of the options Transmeta is exploring, and tried to explain why less is more.
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EU rules against Voda / 02 Irish duopoly

Mobile virtual network operators look set to become a reality in Ireland as the European Commission rules in favour of ComReg's review of the mobile market.