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Kinecting people

Since yesterday Microsoft have revealed a little bit more about their new motion control device Kinect, including pricing for the American market and a release date of 4 November. We’ve also managed to have a look at the guys at Engadget having a go on the new Kinect compatible Xbox Live dashboard, and it looks quite nifty.

You can slide your way around the menu screens by either speaking or using your hands, which is pretty cool, but there comes a problem when you want to watch a film; you can use your hands to select specific scenes in a way that is certainly innovative, but that means you have to not wave your hands around while you’re watching it. That’s most inconvenient, as are some of the answers Microsoft give in the video below; ‘that’s a good question, I don’t have an answer for it’ isn’t really good enough.

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