Best bets in holiday tech
The big new thing in gaming has little to do with games. Microsofts updated software for its Xbox 360 game console and Kinect control system is the beginning of the end for the traditional remote control.
For $299, the Xbox-Kinect combo will let users watch movies or play music simply by asking for what they want. In a few years, well all use speech to control our home electronics, and for once Microsoft will lead the way.