Microsoft Wants to Invade Your Home, and that’s a Good Thing

by Mark R

Digital Home Makeover

As much as I can’t stand that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition show, I wouldn’t mind if Ty and his buddies came to my house and whipped it into shape with a few sledgehammers and new furniture.

There is one thing that I never see the Extreme Makeover team do: connect all electronic devices in the household together, seamlessly. In other words, all the electronic devices (TV, PC, etc.) are all wired or shared together seamlessly in a true Digital Home Makeover.

It appears that Microsoft wants to fill that homeowner’s need with the launching of their Digital Home Makeover Contest. To enter, you have to make a video of yourself creatively explaining why you need a Digital Home Makeover.

If you win, your dream will come true, and Microsoft will come to your door. They will then apply their Windows Media Center and Extenders for Windows Media Center to make your home completely connected. By connected, I mean that every room will have full access to your digital material.

If you are drooling over this, you had better hurry and make your video, submit it here, and enter by April 18. You won’t have to wait too long to see if you won, because the winner will be announced on April 30.


2 reviews or comments

Brad Wehde Says: March 26, 2008 at 4:37 pm

This is great. So when we want to turn off the lights to go to bed, we will first have to clean the floor, make sure all the dishes are in the dishwasher, all the drawers are shut and we go through a checklist and make sure that all our mail is back in alphabetical order before the lights go out. If that still does not work we can depress the off switch for 5 seconds and the lights will automatically go off. But when we turn them back on we will have to wait for an evaluation of why the lights may of had a problem and we get a notice from our system administrator that there may of been a problem. There may be a delay in the lights coming on while we check our system. By the way WHO is the system Administrator???

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