The soon-to-be released Xbox 360 dashboard update features a slick Metro-based user interface and new cloud-saving functionality, but the most interesting aspect for cable-cutters and other streaming videophiles is the integration of Bing video search and Kinect voice recognition.
We've had some hands-on time with a preview version of the dashboard update. And while our test unit lacked the cross-platform search, updated Netflix app, and other video app improvements that will be in the official update, we've been able to test simple voice-recognition video searching via Kinect and it's a promising (albeit imperfect) approach to the video search problem. (We'll be publishing a more in-depth hands-on with all of the streaming-video-based updates later this week.)
It's easy to get numb to the magic of voice recognition, but searching for TV and movie content on your TV simply by speaking is still pretty incredible.… Read more