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The Seagate concept wireless WiFi drive demonstrated at the CES gives us a glimpse of the future of media centers. Soon, manufacturers will start to produce high capacity drives using...

The Seagate concept wireless WiFi drive demonstrated at the CES gives us a glimpse of the future of media centers. Soon, manufacturers will start to produce high capacity drives using WiFi first, then WiMax. If we look at the current trend for separate memory drives to hold folk’s jukeboxes, we could suppose that this will next extend to video content. Unrestricted WiFi in the home could change the whole way we enjoy our music and film.

This year we’ll see the roll out of music-center systems (Tivo like boxes) that tape, hold and distribute media like film and music around your home. But what would happen if the new WiFi disk drives made it unnecassry to buy these devices? Maybe we’ll see TVs, stereos, picture frames produced that search and pull media content from your WiFi disk, rather than the other way around?

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