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Boxee gets a new name. Xbox plans to upgrade its TV services. Ladies and gents, let’s hear it for the letter X.

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Bo-Bo-What? Hey, remember Boxee? Sure you do. As I wrote back in January of last year, it "might just be the cheap (finally!) alternative to your normal cable television package." It planned on doing as much by utilizing these four things: Social channel listings. Sharing. Channel editing. And an all-in-one interface. It was unveiled in November 2011, shipped in January of 2012  and ... ... now it's dead. Or, well, at least it's dead as we knew it. From Janko Roettgers at GigaOm ... "Boxee ... read more

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Look, friends: No hands!

by Colin McGuire. 0 Comments

Let's talk about Kinect. For those who may not already know, Kinect is motion censor technology that Microsoft introduced with its Xbox 360 video game console a little while ago. According to something called Eurogamer.net, the next installment of the device will be able to read lips, detect when players are angry and determine which direction whomever is using the thing is facing. The site also says that it will be able to track the pitch and volume of voices and it will also be able to read ... read more

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