Today in Engadget: January 24, 2006

Time once again to gather 'round and reflect on the day that was, and bring you such highlights as Hack-A-Day's Eliot Phillips taking us step-by-step through building a powerful, upgradeable, $1000 home theater PC. We also heard some murmuring about supposed-"potentially catastrophic" bugs in the Core Duo processor, found out that Netflix will, surprise surprise, support both HD DVD and Blu-ray, and saw some rather spirited debate regarding an iris-scanning trial program at three New Jersey elementary schools. Plus, podcast producer, video whiz, and all-around multimedia-head Randall "Dexter" Bennett broke us off a super-sweet video recap of shiny CES gadget goodness.