A mere day after introducing a new version of its Revo Media Center PC, Acer is expanding its desktop line with the M and X Series systems, both of which offer configurations starting under $500.The M Series features the more traditional tower form factor, complete with room for expansion through open PCI Express x1 slots and an open 3.
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Like seemingly every other tech company, Sony has been trying various approaches to bridging the gap between the living room and the PC, whether it's the VAIO VGX-TP25E Home Theater PC or the KDL-52WL140 HDTV, which can stream media via its Internet Link module. Now it's released another device for this space, the VGF-HS1 VAIO home server, in a very low-key fashion on its Sonystyle.
Instead of waiting for the information to inevitably leak, HP has jumped the gun on CES and announced two new additions to its MediaSmart Server line of network attached storage (NAS) devices. The ex485 and ex487 will both be available in February, and one of their major enhancements is Mac support, including working as an iTunes server as well as a Time Machine backup device.
Gadget blogs like Engadget and Gizmodo were buzzing today about an interesting position that Microsoft apparently posted on a techie job board. The software giant appears to be hiring for the next version of its Windows Home Server product, and it looks once again like Microsoft is playing catch-up to those pesky folks at Apple.
Microsoft has floated the idea of officially supporting its Kinect gesture-based game controller in the PC realm after hackers have used it for various experiments, but Sony may beat it to the punch with support for its own PlayStation Move motion controllers.According to our sister site CNET, Sony exec John McCutchan will discuss a project called Move Server at the upcoming Game Developers Conference.