Niveus Media Goes All-in on Project Snowbird, Drops Consumer Windows Media Center HTPC Product Line

This is a bit of a surprise. Niveus Media is confirming that they have stopped making their high-end HTPC systems for consumers based on Windows Media Center. Instead the company will now be 100% focused on their new "TV Everywhere" platform dubbed Project Snowbird, which enables Cable and Satellite operators to securely stream their content [...]

Should Microsoft Rename Windows Media Center: Windows TV?

Hmmm, our friends Ian Dixon at TDL and tech columnist Rob Enderle both think Microsoft should consider renaming Windows Media Center Windows TV. Interestingly, both gentlemen came to the same conclusion for different reasons. Rob believes Windows 7 Embedded with Windows Media Center should have been the product that Microsoft should have introduced originally instead of integrating [...]

ARM Cortex-A15 Brings Up to 2.5Ghz Speeds to Mobile and Digital Home Devices

Right now we're just starting to see products hitting the market with Cortex-A9 processors. However, a new generation of ARM powered devices will be just around the corner. ARM today is introducing its latest Cortex-A15 processor, which can provide up to 2.5Ghz speeds via a dynamic multicore architecture to devices while providing a low-power footprint. The new [...]

ZOTAC Unveils the Ultra Sexy ZBOX HD-ID Blu-ray Series Mini-PCs

Wow, talk about a stunner! This Blu-ray packing, mini-PC you're looking at here will be sold by ZOTAC in two configurations. The HD-ID33 is the barebones unit that leaves 2 x 200-pin DDR2-800 memory slots and a 2.5-inch SATA drive connection open for your configuration. The HD-ID34 comes loaded with 2GB of RAM and a [...]

New Acer Aspire Revo 3700 Takes Things Up a Notch

Many folks were fans of the 1080p capable Acer Aspire Revo 3610 nettop powered by an Intel Atom 1.6Ghz processor, 2GB RAM, and NVIDIA ION graphics — it made for nice low power, low budget HTPC. Now the company has a new version coming out that takes things up notch... or two. The new 3700 [...]

Mvix to Sell J&W’s HTPC/NAS-ready MINIX 890GX Mini-ITX Motherboard

Gotta give credit to Mvix for discovering and locking down a deal to sell Hong Kong based J&W's super MINIX 890GX Mini-ITX motherboard in the US, Canada, and South America. Why super? Check out the following spec. highlights for this $199 board below — in particular the USB 3.0 ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, and [...]

Shuttle Launches Its XS35 Line of Slim PCs

The mini PC Shuttle teased us with at CeBIT in February has finally launched today. In fact, it's available in three editions (Everyday, Media, HD/GT) to suit people's varied needs. Of course, HTPC enthusiasts will be interested in the top of the line GT version, however, which includes HDMI (exclusive to this model), Intel's 1.6Ghz [...]

CableLabs Gives Its Blessing to Tuner Sharing via OCUR Devices

Thinking of picking up Ceton's InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner? Well, CableLabs has just made it a lot more useful, according to DMZ. We knew it could help a Windows Media Center PC transport its video feed to Media Center Extenders and other PCs, but it can now officially — through an upcoming firmware update — [...]