What it is:
White Box´s 914 PC-Bot; $1,500 and up.
How it works:
Looking and acting like a steel PC roaming about on rubber wheels, the 914 runs off Windows but was built to be hacked and programmed to its master´s specs.
Does it do windows?
This is a combo surveillance bot and entertainment center (it surfs the Web, word processes, and plays games). A model MP3 version plays music, burns CDs, and includes a 5.5-inch screen for playing games or watching movies.
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