PS3 pricing remains stratospheric, but is inching down closer to the the $499 and $599 Sony MSRPs. The long lines are gone and and no purchasers of the coveted game console have been robbed or shot in the past 10 days. CNET's video review gives the uninitiated (and non-gamer such as myself - I have a life, thank you very much) a good overview of the system and says while it has potential, it'll be a couple of years before games come that exploit its promising graphics.
So expect to pay close to $800 for the PS3 for 20 GB version on eBay if such offerings are real. Bobby on eBay says he'll deliver it by Christmas for $790 if your throw in $60 for shipping and his double boxing! Many are still trying to get up to $1,300-$1,600 for one and that remains the prevailing price range on Amazon. All in all, the furor and pricing seems to be dying down. Thank, god. Right now and game for game, CNET says the PS3 is only on par with the XBox 360. The new Wii Nintendo game is also commanding a healthy price premium.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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