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Snippet: Microsoft Reveals Xbox One ☇

Shared on May 21, 2013

Not only does it have beefed up gaming capabilities, but it’s being positioned as more of a living room hub. Microsoft has added voice commands for watching shows, added some interactive TV components (think Google TV, but better), and wrapped it in a handsome TiVo HD-esque package. Notable specs, as reported by Tom Warren on The Verge:

On the hardware side, Microsoft has included 8GB of RAM, a single custom 40-nanometer chip with an 8-core CPU and GPU system-on-a-chip, and a custom 500GB HDD. The system-on-a-chip is made by AMD and Microsoft designed its own HDD in-house. Microsoft claims a combination of three operating systems power the One with the kernel of Windows. The system also utilizes a Blu-ray drive, USB 3.0, and built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi for gaming and entertainment. Microsoft also has new Kinect to share, and it includes a 1080p wide-angle camera that’s designed to read your heartbeat while you exercise. Microsoft’s new Xbox controller includes 40 design changes and impulse triggers that let you feel the feedback directly in the triggers themselves. The controller and Kinect work together to recognize a player, allowing gamers to raise a controller and cause actions in games, and more.

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