Bet You Didn’t Know Windows Media Center Embedded Had a Showing at CES 2011

Attached is a demo of Prime Time's Windows Media Center Embedded IPTV set-top box recorded by TDL. You'll see that Prime Sense has refined the UI to better match its sensibilities and bundled it with a nice TV web browser and gyro + QWERTY keyboard remote. However, the part that you should focus on is [...]

XBMC and Boxee on Windows Get the Kinect Treatment, Courtesy of KinEmote

Thought Kinect working with Windows Media Center was a cool? Check out the Kinect implementation for XBMC and Boxee. The KinEmote project, as its being called, uses the same PrimeSense drivers for Windows we saw demonstrated earlier, but the KinEmote devs have packaged them up in a way that's easy for people to install. Enjoy! Let us [...]

Get AirPlay Compatibility on Windows with AirMediaPlayer

Lookie here. Computer Science students at the Technical University of Serres have managed to get AirPlay to work with Windows XP / Vista / 7. They've graciously created an executable for people to use. However, it does require that Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 SP1, Bonjour (via iTunes or Bonjour Print Services for Windows), and QuickTime [...]

ASUS to Unveil the 12-inch, Core i5, Windows 7 Eee Slate EP121 at CES 2011

Talk about a teaser! ASUS has got a slate like no other (at least that we know of) coming to CES 2011. The slate (aka tablet) is powered by Windows 7, boasts and an impressive 12-inch multi-touch display, and leverages Intel's latest Core i5 processor. In other words, the Eee Slate EP121 is a full-blown [...]

Microsoft Predicted to Announce ARM Support for Windows at CES 2011; The Trouble Is They Already Do

There's a lot a buzz this morning that Microsoft is going embrace ARM processors so it can compete more effectively on the tablet front. Wall Street Journal's sources tell them that it is "part of a broader push at Microsoft to make Windows more 'modular' so that pieces of the operating system that are unnecessary [...]

Control Windows Media Center’s Music Library via Windows Phone 7 with Remotive

If you've been looking for a way to easily control your PC's music collection with your new Windows Phone 7 handset, have a look at the Remotive app [Zune Link] created by Sharkfist Software. The $1.99 app allows you to remotely navigate your music collection on your Windows Media Center PC (requires the installation of [...]

Acer Rolls Out the Revo 100 Slim, Set-top HTPC with Windows 7

I'm shaking my head a little over this one. My first reaction to this new product is... Oh, it's the Windows Media Center Embedded device, dubbed Revo 2 with RevoPad, we all got a glimpse of at IDF 2010. Well, no. It's actually a full-on Windows 7 HTPC powered by an AMD Athlon II Neo [...]

Get Free Voice Control for Windows Media Center with Simonsays

If you were impressed by the Amulet voice-enabled remote for Windows Media Center (shown above), but weren't too thrilled about the $259 price tag (recently reduced to $199), have a look at Simonsays (aka "Simon Says"). The free, open-source python script hosted at Google Code enables users to use a standalone microphone or webcam to [...]