Here’s Microsoft’s promotional video for its new entertainment console, the Xbox One. Looking good!
me want slab
Kind of reminds me of the first Surface video.
This Video looks just like the one they make for the Surface launch
It looked eerily the Surface one.
Interesting emphasis on being Entertainment hub, but does still seem to be rather US centric console. Hopefully all those interesting services will work with none US content and entertainment services.
The "XBox One" was announced today, the replacement for the XBox 360.
Not being a gamer, frankly my dear, I don't give a damn about the new console... Ruku does all I need for 1/4 the price and no monthly fee.
But there are some technologies incorporated that are very disturbing to me. Maybe I am being paranoid, but are you comfortable with these feature?
- A microphone that is always on, always listening and digitizing and interpreting everything it hears, to the point that it recognizes individual voices and takes action accordingly.
- A Kinect system that is so accurate that it recognizes a heart beat. Deep pattern recognition, it can identify objects that you are holding and the activities that you are performing, and tie them to a specific individual.
- A built in high resolution video camera linked to both of the above.
- An "always on" internet connection.
This is more advanced that the nightmare written about in "1984"... it is just a matter of implementation.
Is it just me, or does anybody else here want to have nothing to do with this in the privacy of their own home?
If that worries you, I would asume that u also don't own a smartphone, a computer, an ID, a GPS... and perhaps you also don't go outside of yur home, all those street cameras and satellites watching us everywhere.
Yes, you are being paranoid. I mean, I kind of understand your concerns, but we lost our privacy long time ago.
whatever, I just gulp at $499 which I guess comes with one controller and not sure about the Kinect. Its not bad if it lasts 8+ years (on the market AND under the TV(doesn't break)).
P.S. Maybe you are on the wrong site, snarkiness and paranoia are more common on engadget, i.e. I don't care about it but I'll rip on it anyway.
The price is at this point unknown. You may be right that it is 499, but that remains to be seen. I would think it would be lower.
But what we do know is that Kinect is included.
Awake - you raise some very interesting concerns. While I don't think that its time to bust out the tin foil hat, this technology could very easily be used for nefarious reasons. I really like my 360 with Kinect, but I can turn it off. I will be interested to see how this develops as we get closer to launch.
I'm thinking you're reading into it a bit much... maybe on the paranoid side. They've already said that it's not required to be "always on". As for the Kinect camera capabilities, the government isn't going to be tapping into your living room via Kinect. This is cool tech, and is getting closer to the stuff you see in sci-fi films (ex. saying "lights on" and such).
Also, this was just the reveal, and we won't see more until E3. I think you might be a little hasty on the privacy thing.
Pssh. If it's anything like the kinect I have now, it will tend to watch either the floor or my cat half the time.
- "Latest data is coming in! It's... a cat grooming itself - in HD! Make sure we get the audio on that..."
- "What about the video from earlier?"
- "It was just some guy playing Halo."
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