Zatz Not Funny: ZeeVee's Zinc takes on Boxee, CrunchPad "leaked", HP MediaSmart Server, Moxi HD DVR

A periodic roundup of relevant news from our friends at Zatz Not Funny


ZeeVee takes on Boxee with Zinc (OS X)

Dave Zatz: I was away on a business trip when Zeevee launched their re-branded “Zinc” multimedia front-end for Windows. However, CEO Vic Odryna was kind enough to still pass me a pre-release Mac OS X build to play with.

Arrington’s Crunchpad “leaked”

Dave Zatz: The embargo-phobic Michael Arrington, of TechCrunch fame, may have staged a “Crunchpad” leak to build buzz for his upcoming web tablet. I appreciate the economical and minimalistic hardware project goals. However, the relatively quaint notion of a single function Internet device may not fly in 2009.

HP MediaSmart Server: Time Machine fine print

Dave Zatz: I had pretty high hopes for my recent HP MediaSmart (EX485, ~$500) acquisition but, after a fun-filled day of disaster recovery, I’m second guessing my purchase.

Moxi HD DVR, in the flesh

Dave Zatz: Hot on the heels of Digeo’s net-centric content additions announcement, I’ve finally gotten my hands on a Moxi HD DVR ($800, no fees).

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