One of the strongest points of Media Center Edition 2005 is that you’re not limited to the Microsoft’s built-in functionality, such as photos, music, etc. In fact, dozens of third-party plug-ins for the OS exist and more are being built all the time. Under the Online Spotlight menu, you can find extra downloadable or streaming content from providers such as ESPN and Napster—these come ready to go out of the box, and Microsoft will automatically add more through software updates.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.