Windows Media Center Embedded to Take on Apple TV, Boxee, Roku, Google TV in the First Half of 2011

Windows fans will be excited to learn that Windows Media Center Embedded set-top boxes will begin shipping in the first half of 2011 (previous coverage). The boxes on display at IDF 2010 from the likes of ASUS (see: Companion Box) and ACER (see: Revo 2 w/ RevoPad) show that they'll be packing the same Intel [...]

Amulet Devices’ Voice Activated Remote Lets You Control Windows Media Center

Voice control of Windows Media Center isn't anything new, however, a fairly new company is getting in the game with a novel voice activated remote called the Amulet Remote (it's actually their 2nd generation product - see 1st gen. here), which is expected retail for $249. The remote looks just about like every other Windows [...]

ViewSonic Shows Off Dual-boot Windows 7 / Android ViewPad 100 Tablet at IFA 2010

As you're aware there is no shortage of Android tablets being shown at IFA 2010. However, there's probably only one that has been designed to run Window 7 as its primary OS and boot into Android for kicks. It's no surprise, however, that Android-x86 outlasts Windows 7 in terms of battery life. The rep says [...]

Hanvon’s Touchpad B10 Windows 7 Tablet Gets Unboxed & Demonstrated

If you're a Windows user with iPad envy, have a look at Hanvon's Touchpad B10 Windows 7 powered tablet available now in Europe. The 10-inch 1024x600 capacitive touchscreen tablet packs a 1.3Ghz Intel Celeron ULV processor (not Atom), 2GB of RAM, 250GB HDD, 1.3MP webcam, 802.11g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, miniHDMI (includes HDMI, VGA adapter cords), 4,800mAh Li-ion battery, [...]

Media Browser Add-in for Windows Media Center Gets a Mobile Web App Remote

Looks like there's a big dev community who support the open-source Media Browser add-in for Windows Vista / 7 Media Center. For those unfamiliar, the add-in is designed to aggregate all your stored media files and present them in an attractive UI — along with relevant metadata and cover art. It also has a plug-in [...]

New Hack Unlocks Windows 7 Media Center’s 4-tuner Limit

Color me impressed. Windows 7 Media Center can now handle as many TV tuners as your system is capable of. A new hack, which can be found in TunerSalad (FREE, donation-ware) and Big Screen EPG ($19.95), can unlock Media Center's four TV tuner limit. TunerSalad, according to Missing Remote, can configure up to 8 [...]

Sneak Peek: Silverlight-Powered byRemote App for Windows Phone 7

Niall Ginsbourg has posted a few screenshots and details of his forthcoming Silverlight-powered Big Screen byRemote app for Windows Phone 7. Unlike the current HTML browser-based version he's has available, this new app will work natively on Windows Phone 7 and provide a much richer experience on par to the byRemote desktop client, which provides remote [...]

TunerFree MCE Goes Windows 7 Only

Milliesoft has posted a new update to their popular (well, at least in the UK) Internet TV streaming app for Windows Media Center, TunerFree MCE. One of the big changes TunerFree MCE users will encounter is that the app from this point on will only work with systems running Windows 7. The third of its [...]