Microsoft is planning for a future in which gesture and voice recognition replace TV remotes, Xbox game consoles replace some set-top boxes and keyword searches supplant onscreen program guides.
The Wii shrunk the videogame controller down to the size of a TV remote. Now Microsoft is doing away with hand controls entirely to deliver a new iteration of motion-capture technology for home users.
Project Natal, essentially Microsoft's answer to Nintendo's Wii, has a new name: Kinect.
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