We've got it on good word that Lego will be releasing a new firmware version for their Mindstorms NXT robot kit that will "open up 60 to 80% more storage space" for user-made programs. (If you read our impressions of the Mindstorms NXT, you might remember that the low storage space and lack of expandability was a huge ding against the $250 set.)


Available on August 1st, the updated software will also include a universal binary version of the NXT programming software for OS X, which should increase its general snappiness on Intel-based Macs.