From day one, Microsoft said the technology that eventually became Kinect would be more than just a new game controller. It'd be a way to revolutionize the entire console experience. It's latest bid to make good on that promise is a feature called Avatar Kinect.
If you own an Xbox 360, take it online today and you'll be prompted for the Fall 2010 Dashboard update, which adds a whole bunch of new features, a refreshed interface, and full support for the next Kinect motion controls.
Could you stay off Xbox Live for 18 months if it meant you could avoid going to court? That's the deal facing a 21-year-old kid who tried to steal a game at the PAX East expo earlier this year.
Microsoft's announced the first Xbox Live games to be made available for Windows Phone 7 when the new operating system launches later this year.