Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jun 2012 21:30 UTC
Games The E3 is supposed to be all about gaming, but since you can only go so far with realistic renderings of bullets entering and exiting various body parts, Microsoft's keynote was more about expanding the Xbox ecosystem - with, among other things, Internet Explorer and SmartGlass. The latter is a service which allows you to use additional devices - tablets, smrtphones, PCs - as remote controls for your Xbox. IT goes much further than that though, while watching a TV show or a game, SmartGlass can show additional content (i.e., a map of Westeros while watching Game of Thrones), or pick up content where you left off. Pretty cool - and coming to iOS and Android as well, including the game integration. Yup, expect Office for iOS and Android to land soon.
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RE[2]: This is good news
by ephracis on Tue 5th Jun 2012 13:38 UTC in reply to "RE: This is good news"
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I just have a normal PC hooked into my TV and a standard wireless keyboard+mouse lying on the coffee table. Works perfectly. Have the default zoom in Chrome set to 175% and a slightly lower DPI setting in Windows 7.

This way I can surf, watch movies, use uTorrent, listen to music, write reports in Word, code in Visual Studio, edit HTML pages over SSH in Notepad++ and do fast math using the calculator, whatever I need.

The best part is when streaming TV shows and get the occasional ad saying "wouldn't you rather watch this on your large TV screen instead of your computer?".

Never liked the PS3 browser and I'll make a wild guess and say that the Xbox browser won't be to my liking either. Even if it can use Kinect for input.

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