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The First Official XBOX ONE Dashboard Tour

The First Official XBOX ONE Dashboard Tour

The Xbox One’s Kinect 2.0 camera can make distinctions between different skeletal frames and voices to detect who’s present in the room. That’s one of the many new features revealed in Microsoft’s 12-minute Xbox One dashboard tour today. We get a glimpse at how one can seamlessly can switch between applications, how to consolidate all of your favorite entertainment features using the “One Guide,” the new dashboard friends list, and a ton of other cool characteristics that range somewhere in between revolutionary and Skynet. Grab your popcorn, my fellow nerds, this is going to be a long one.

 

Something not mentioned in the video is that Kinect 2.0 actually has a built in heartbeat sensor. Totally not kidding about that. But one thing’s for certain, if the voice commands prove to be as operative as they were in this demo, we should all give our vocal cords a decent rest for November 22nd, when the Xbox One hits store shelves.

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Comments

  1. Alec says:

    The heartbeat thing sounds like marketing fluff. The RGB camera could probably detect a flush on your skin, but the depth camera has nowhere near the resolution to detect a thumping neck artery.