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Mac/Windows/Linux: Popular HTPC front-end media manager Boxee announced the latest version of the Boxee desktop software for all systems this week, with heaps of new features including quick access to commonly-used items on the home screen, more social integration, and a retooled UI. Unfortunately this is the last version of Boxee that will be available for download; future releases will only be made available on the Boxee Box and other set-top equipment.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Not sure exactly how long this has been the case for, but Lifehacker reader Tim wrote in to say that content from the ABC's justly popular and well-regarded iView service became accessible over the weekend via the equally popular and well-regarded Boxee media centre.

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To celebrate the impending November release of the Boxee Box, I'm writing a series of posts on our sibling site Gizmodo looking at how a media player initially designed for a proprietary console has now evolved into a high-powered, bargain-priced media centre box. Head there now to check it out and share your XBMC memories.

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Windows/Mac/Linux/Apple TV: Open-source media centre application Boxee gained a lot of notoriety for seamlessly integrating web-based TV shows with a remote-friendly, 3m interface. Now they're aiming to bring more web-based movies to their Movie Library.

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I love messing with settings and geeky file-sharing programs. My spouse doesn't, but digs Hulu and appreciates free. So I set up a media centre that satisfies my geek cravings but is actually easy-to-use for non-nerds. Here's what I pieced together.

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If Boxee is your main media interface, you don't have to shut it down to enjoy some old-school emulation gaming. A clever Launcher app and some command line tweaking lets you jump right into Zelda, Mario and other ROMs.

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Windows/Mac/Linux/Apple TV: Boxee - the XBMC media centre spin-off that took web video by storm - has just released its first public beta into the wild. The new release comes with a new look, improved features, and a few new tricks up its sleeve.