The Media Center Show #105 Anthony Park

Thursday! Means the week is almost over…but more importantly, Ian's weekly podcast is up! This week, Ian's got Anthony Park, my fellow Media Center MVP & developer of MCE Browser. 04:06 Email – Blank windows problem 06:00 Email – Using mceBackup 07:55 My book "Using Windows Vista Media Center" is ready to go 10:21 Update on "What features are missing from […]

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0wning Vista from the boot

I'm not usually one to post general PC security news, but this article caught my eye.  Might this be the only way a Windows user can have full control over THEIR PC?  Of course, this could obviously be used for "evil", but it does raise some interesting possibilities. The Register Federico Biancuzzi interviews Nitin and Vipin Kumar, authors of VBootkit, […]

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New Case Coming To Town


Is it me or has the HTPC case industry hit a bit of a stale streak in the last while? Well, it looks like things are about to change. Omaura, a name you will soon come to know more about, has granted me a sneak peak at one of their first cases that will hit the market. Along with the […]

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Yahoo! Brings Baseball to Yahoo! Sports for TV


Woohoo, finally available for any Vista MCE users! Previously this type of offering was only available to users with ViiV hardware from Intel, so nice to see them offering it to more. Note though, you do need to be a Yahoo! Plus user to get the live stats, but I'm sure you already knew that.     EHomeUpgrade  This new […]

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S1Digital to Ship CableCARD Enabled Media Centers in Early May


April 25th 2007, New York, NY – S1Digital, a leading builder of high-end Media Centers announced they will be introducing CableCARD (OCUR) enabled Media Centers and Servers in early May. Digital Cable Tuners are the “must have” technology of 2007 and will allow customers to watch and record digital cable programming, including premium HDTV channels, directly from their S1Digital Media […]

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The Set-Top: Open and Shut

Great discussion here. I'm dissapointed that this monopoly has been allowed for as long as it has. Hopefully at some point things change. Microsoft, love em or hate em, really are making strides here with OCUR, even if it is in a very limited capacity. Connected Home2Go I think we're looking at how different set-top business models are going to […]

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iPe PC Launches Driv-N Line of Car-PCs featuring Voice Control Powered by One Voice Technologies


  LA JOLLA, CA—April 24, 2007—One Voice Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ONEV), developer of 4th Generation voice solutions for the Telecom and Interactive Multimedia markets, and HiPe PC, manufacturer of high performance desktop, notebook, media center and professional workstations, today announced that HiPe PC has launched Driv-NÔ, a new line of in-vehicle devices based on Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center and […]

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