Netgear's Storage Central has been popular enough with the home and small business market for them to release an updated version. The SC101T now supports SATA drives instead of IDE, has disk mirroring, and finally supports Gigabit Ethernet. About gorram time, we say.
The Monster Central Home Theater and Lighting Controller 300 (yes, that is the entire name) is a $600 uber-remote. Similar to a nice Logitech Harmony, you program devices via the web. Users can setup one-button theater modes and customize the menu display for each member in your household.