Customize Windows Media Center with Media Center Studio and Media Center Themer

Media Center Themer WMC Movies ScreenshotBored with the Microsoft's default blue theme for Windows Media Center? Then have a look at Media Center Studio and Media Center Themer. Both applications are Windows 7 compatible and offer different degrees of customization that actually work well in tandem. Media Center Studio allows one to change WMC's background image, menu strip, and fonts [...]

PLEX Media Server Spreads Its Wings to Windows and Android

PLEX The A-Team Movie ScreenshotEveryone's favorite XBMC spin-off for Mac OS X and iOS, PLEX, has spread it's wings to Windows and Android. PLEX is announcing that PLEX Media Server for Windows XP/7 (FREE) and PLEX for Android ($4.99) is now available for download. It's unclear how deep the Windows integration goes in PLEX's media manager application -- being that [...]

Ekoore ET10TA Ubuntu Tablet Set to Launch in Early 2011

Ekoore ET10TAWhile we heard rumors that Ubuntu was working on a tablet version of its OS, but was later officially denied, we now have an Italian startup who is committed to shipping an Intel Atom-powered tablet with Ubuntu netbook edition. For those unfamiliar, this particular edition includes multi-touch support and a netbook-optimized interface called Unity that should play [...]

Get AirPlay Compatibility on Windows with AirMediaPlayer

AirMediaPlayer DemoLookie 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

ASUS EP121 Teaser VideoTalk 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 [...]

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

Acer Revo 100I'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

Amulet RemoteIf 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 [...]

Kinect Hand Gesture Control for Windows 7 and Media Center Anyone?

Evoluce Windows 7 Kinect DemoLooks like the guys at Evoluce have ran with the newly available OpenKinect drivers (freely available for Windows 7, Linux, and Mac OS X) and created a new multi-touch experience that we'll all soon get to enjoy. A demo of Evoluce's Kinect-enabled drivers in action are attached below running on a Windows 7 PC, manipulating [...]