Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th May 2012 20:23 UTC
Internet Explorer "Microsoft is currently testing a modified version of Internet Explorer 9 on its Xbox 360 console, according to our sources. The Xbox 360 currently includes Bing voice search, but it's limited to media results. Microsoft's new Internet Explorer browser for Xbox will expand on this functionality to open up a full browser for the console. We are told that the browser will let Xbox users surf all parts of the web straight from their living rooms." So, when did browsing on your TV turn into something that isn't useless?
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Usufulness
by zima on Thu 10th May 2012 21:15 UTC
zima
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So, when did browsing on your TV turn into something that isn't useless?

Maybe when TVs are relatively high res and large enough, so you can actually see such content with reasonable clarity? (and sitting distances, and so on)

Or: when large part of browsing is visiting Facebook (with its short text snippets and photos on timelines), YouTube, Twitter?

It's not like having that option will be harmful - X360 is already quite a bit more featured than the gaming consoles of old days. And generally, it seems to have the most healthy long-term prospects, among the existing lines of home entertainment systems (I kinda hope MS will release, in the upcoming months, some small X360 games using a wifi-connected WP7 handset as their controller - essentially what Wii U is supposed to bring, before its Q4 launch)

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