Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Xbox Zephyr on May 1st, and 1 in 45,000 chance of asteroid striking in 2036

The first news is of a new Xbox 360 codenamed "Zephyr" which is supposedly coming out on May 1st. Some of the rumored upgrades are a new cooler core, HDMI input, quieter DVD-rom and an extra 100GB of space. All sounds great, and it looks like its aimed to compete directly with the PS3 with a price of $479.00.

Also in other news, astronomers have presented the possibility of an asteroid-Earth collision to the UN, which claims that we have a 1 in 45,000 chance of getting hit in the year 2036. Although the odds are pretty low, the risk is very, very high. I think this is a good time to start and update or develop a global network for asteroid tracking.