Fox will begin experimenting using Twitter to spice up their re-runs, beginning with the shows Fringe and Glee.
The episodes will add Twitter commentary along the bottom of the screen, most from the cast and the producers, but some moderated Tweets from regular fans as well.
The Tweets will come from the FRINGEonFOX and GLEEonFOX Twitter accounts, and cast members and producers will be tweeting live, as the episodes air.
The move marks the first time a major TV network will use Twitter during a prime time broadcast.
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According to Sony Corp. CEO Nobuyuki Oneda, manufacturing costs for the PlayStation 3 have dropped 70 percent since the console’s launch in 2006, leading to more speculation that a price cut is coming soon.
“The cost reduction since we introduced the PS3 is very substantial and this is on schedule,” said Oneda, via GI.biz “We don’t disclose how much of the PlayStation 3, specifically the cost deduction, was achieved during the past two years. But that is on schedule.” When asked for exact figures, he added: “About 70 percent, roughly-speaking.”
At launch, the console cost, (unconfirmed), $800 USD per unit, meaning Sony was losing a substantial amount of money on each console shipped.
As of January 2008, costs had reportedly fallen 50 percent to $400 USD and now, according to the latest report, the console will cost $265 to manufacture, meaning Sony is actually making money on hardware sales, finally.
The 80GB model of the console retails for $400 USD.
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Sony has announced the price of its first ever touchscreen Walkman media players, part of the NX-X1000 series.
The NW-X1050, which will hit Japan on April 25th, will sell for $400 USD and has 16GB of built-in flash memory while its higher capacity brother, the NW-X1060, will sell for $500 USD and will include 32GB of memory.
Each player supports Wi-Fi and will allow playback of YouTube videos and the downloading of podcasts. Also of note, the players have integrated FM and 1Seg TV tuners and will allow recording of content if broadcasters support it.
The media players have nice OLED touchscreens and for audio support AAC, MP3 and WMA. For video files, MPEG-4, H.264 and WMV are supported.
EX earphones are bundled with each player and offer integrated noise reduction.