Xbox 360's Big Update posted
December 6th 2011 at 9:42 AM
Microsoft Corp. is rolling
out a new interface for its Xbox game console users ? one that allows
you to navigate through music, movies, TV shows and games with the wave
of your hand or the sound of your voice.
The interface, first demonstrated by CEO Steve Ballmer in September,
is set up similarly to Microsoft Corp.'s upcoming Windows 8 operating
system with a series of large panes showing content options.
(Msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal, and is an Xbox content partner.)
Xbox owners with the Kinect motion controller can swipe through
screens by waving their hand in the air. It also responds to direct
voice commands, and incorporates Microsoft's search engine, Bing.
Windows phone users can control what to watch or hear by tapping on
their portable devices.