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Why You Still Can't Tell Your Xbox To Shut Down

The future that we see in science fiction promises that we will soon be able to trash our Clappers and start activating our favorite household electronics with our voice. But there are limits today. Blame Earth.

Microsoft's new Kinect audio and visual sensor, when plugged into an Xbox — which is plugged into your TV — will let you play and pause movies with your voice (or with waves of your hands). But it won't let you turn the whole set-up on and off.

Why not?

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QuantumSponge2629d ago

"A happy byproduct of this decision is that Kinect users who are in the middle of watching a great movie or playing a fun game don't have to worry about an annoying little brother or angry parent bursting into the living room and shouting for the Xbox to shut down."

This, forever. Pretty much the reason why there will NEVER be an option to shut down your console verbally.

Neko_Mega2629d ago

An I was hoping to go to stores and say "Xbox Off" -_- well their go's my evil plans.