HDHomeRun PRIME Set to Go into Production This December, MSRP $249

SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME Holiday GraphicCongratulations to SiliconDust! The company is announcing that their HDHomeRun PRIME networked CableCARD tuner is in the final review stage to become CableLabs certified. The 3-tuner device for Windows 7 is expected to go into production in mid-December and will retail for $249. No firm date has been set for the public launch, but the [...]

HABEY USA Demos Its New HD-capable ENT-6564 Nettop Running Windows Embedded Standard 7

HABEY ENT-6564 DemoHere's a new one. We know nettops are great as low-budget, HD-capable HTPCs running Windows XP/7 or Linux-based OSes. Now the HABEY USA guys are showing off that its MITX-6564 mini-ITX based nettop can also run Windows Embedded Standard 7 as the main OS for an even snappier, less resource intensive experience. A quick check [...]

Windows 7 Slates to Get Touch Control Enhancements Next Year

HP Slate Discussion VideoMicrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed today that Windows 7 Slates (aka Tablets) will be hitting the market before Christmas this year and that the company will be working with OEM partners to enhance Windows 7's touch controls next year. It's unclear, however, if that means Windows 7's touch UI will be drastically improved or if [...]

Dell’s New Inspiron Duo Netbook / Tablet Hybrid Raises Eyebrows at IDF 2010

Dell Inspiron Duo at IDF 2010We're all familiar with the original Tablet PCs that feature the hinge-based twist-and-fold display that lays flat to input data. Now, Dell is introducing a new form factor that swivels a display in its curved bezel to lay down even flatter and transform from an Atom-powered netbook to a media tablet with its own tablet [...]

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

ViewSonic ViewPad 100As 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

Hanvon Touchpad B10 DemoIf 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, [...]

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

TunerSalad Configuration ScreenColor 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 [...]

TunerFree MCE Goes Windows 7 Only

TunerFree MCE Doctor Who Synopsis ScreenshotMilliesoft 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 [...]