Weekend tech reading (5.18)By Julio Franco
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 RC1 available Firefox 3 is based on the Gecko 1.9 Web rendering platform, which has been under development for the past 33 months. Building on the previous release, Gecko 1.9 has more than 14,000 updates including some major re-architecting to provide improved performance, stability, rendering correctness, and code simplification and sustainability. Mozilla.
Wii Fit To Hit The US Store Shelves On Monday In the U.S., pre-launch buzz around the game --- whose activities range from yoga to snowboarding --- is reminiscent of the Wii's debut. The console, initially elusive in stores and online, is still often in short supply a year and a half after its release. AP News.
Missouri lawmakers pass bill against cyber-harassment after MySpace suicide case Megan Meier, 13, hanged herself in 2006. A neighbor's mother was indicted in Los Angeles on Thursday in the case. Los Angeles Times.
RIM will launch touch-screen BlackBerry in Q3 The device, known as the Thunder, is to be sold exclusively through Verizon Wireless in the U.S. and Vodafone PLC abroad, the Journal reported on its Web site, citing people familiar with the matter. Reuters.
Analyst: PS3, 360 due for price cuts In a brief on the NPD figures today, Entertainment Design and Research analyst Jesse Divnich said the results strengthened an assessment he made last month that Sony and Microsoft's latest consoles have saturated the possible market at their current price points. Gamespot.