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Xbox One is top ten gadget of the year

by William Schwartz

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TIME magazine has placed the Xbox One in its top 10 of gadgets released in 2013. The publication cites the new hardware’s many new features as its reasons for inclusion, claiming that its cable and satellite integration and Kinect make it an “intriguing technology”.

“Officially, Microsoft’s Xbox One is a game console, but its aspirations go far beyond play. With built-in video calls via Skype, integration with cable and satellite TV boxes and an interface derived from Windows 8, it’s really a living-room PC.”

“The most intriguing technology is built into the new Kinect sensor, which understands spoken commands, recognizes faces and can even measure your heart rate. Some aspects of the One are still rough around the edges, but it’s going to be fascinating to see where it goes.”

The popular magazine did not include Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the list. Then again, this is the same magazine that gave Alan Wake its game of the year nod in 2010.

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