abaweja writes "What microsoft announced as an upcoming tech at CES, existed long back. A living room computer which acts as video game machine and plays Internet TV is few years old now and surprisingly it was created by Microsoft and hacked by 100s of independent inventor. You guessed it right, Its called XBox (with a modchip).
"Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Sunday showed off a hatbox-shaped computer for the living room and a video game machine that plays Internet TV, arguing years of hype about a world of connected technology finally was coming true.
Computers will come in all shapes and sizes as Microsoft's long-awaited new Windows Vista reaches consumers later this month, Gates said as he opened the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the largest of its kind in the United States. "
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