On Tuesday afternoon, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) unveiled Xbox One, their third generation game console. The company also just announced that the new console/entertainment system will also come with the next generation of Kinect, which will be used to turn on the entire unit as well as switch between games, internet browsing, and similar activites. All a user has to say is, “Xbox on” to power up the new console.

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And that’s not all, the Kinect system will automatically recognize the user and sign them in—all part of the hands-free experience. If you want to get to a certain feature, simply say “go to(feature)” to get to that feature. Alternatively, you could also move your hands to make particular gestures as the camera watches and grab items on the screen and moves them side by side. For those who would like to chat with friends in the comfort of their living room, the new Kinect camera allows users to chat with Skype.

The New Kinect Camera:

The new Kinect camera is impressively advanced with a wide-angle 1080p HD depth camera that captures RGB color video at 30 frames per second. It’s also more sensitive and more powerful than previous versions. It can detect even slight rotations of your shoulder or wrist. If you’re using the Kinect system to exercise, it can read your heartbeat. What’s more is that the new Kinect system recognizes the Xbox controller, which adds more interaction during game play. Also, the microphone will now process audio that’s personalized for each individual and will recognize the individual better.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) definitely revamped the Xbox and that’s a good thing! It’s been eight years since the Xbox 360 came out and except for the first Kinect system, there really hasn’t been much advancement. Although one of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s biggest successes has been the Xbox, it’s a good thing they have introduced a more current version which should help them stay on top.