We take you through some of the top tech trends and controversies of 2011.
Passive Aggressive
Is the iPad replacing the touch panel?
Flex Theaters
Android Catches Up with iOS
Netflix Bombs
Apps for Every Component
Smarter and More Social TVs
Big Affordable TVs
Streaming vs Stored Music
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Streaming vs Stored Music

We’ve heard speculation that the media server is getting replaced by the music service. First the iPod came and destroyed the CD business. Now Pandora, Slacker and Spotify is taking huge bites out of the hard-drive based server. Or is it? Companies like Olive, Kaleidescape and Request continue to offer new innovative products that not only allow easy access and selection, but also offer high-end audio quality. We believe that as long as music is still important to people, there will still be a big place for music vs that sounds great.

Read Media Servers for Every Taste and Budget

Read Cool Home: 1,200 Disc Movie Collection Stored on Server

Read Are We Spoiled by Streaming Media?

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