Monday, May 21, 2007

7 Stories I'm Reading

Monday Morning Stuff to Read:
1. Verizon hikes up monthly Fios DVR charge - Now going from $13 to $16 per month! That adds up and it's making the case for a PC-based, no monthly fee HTPC PVR more and more appealing.
2. Toshiba says it could boost Hard Drive capacity TENFOLD! - With Toshiba's NC-MR technology, they say they can increase hard drive capacity by 500% in a mere two years! I'm sitting here thinking of a 500 Terrabyte Hard drive for the HTPC.... I kind of have my doubts on when this would be available to the regular guy though - it would have to cost a bunch.
3. $200 Tivo Series3 mail in rebate for you - Zatz Not Funny reporting on a good rebate for you Tivo fans.
4. YouTube for the Apple TV? Plugin coming soon - per digg
5. New MCE update from Microsoft prevents playback of HBO and some AMC programming - per slashdot and zetavu on the snapstream forums. A reason to worry about those fancy and expensive CableCard setups.
6. No evidence that wi-fi is bad for your health - Thank goodness since I have two WiFi access points at my home and more than 40 WiFi access points at work. I sure hope it isn't bad for my health or I'm in real trouble...
7. Photos from the Maker Faire. As Cnet puts it, this was DIY heaven. I wish I could have been there to see it in person.

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