Both Apple and Microsoft revealed key parts of their strategy for managing media in the home at trade events last week. At , CEO Steve Jobs used his keynote to announce , a home networking device that he first . The device lets users stream content from up to five computers, and "autosync" from one computer.
The $299 Intel-based device will support 720p high-definition TV and feature a 40GB hard drive to store up to 50 hours of video. It will use 802.11n, the new draft Wi-Fi standard. Apple will start shipping the device in February.