Microsoft calls it the new all-in-one systems for entertainment,games and television.
Diving down on the specs we get an 8-Core CPU with 8 GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a Blu-ray drive, Full 1080p HDMI in and out ports, USB 3.0, 802.11n wireless, and a Built-in Blue Ray Disc player.
They also announced the all new Kinect which is even more accurate and sensitive. it looks a lot different than the first connect.
Redesigned Kinect: It includes a 1080p, HD camera that captures video at 30 frames per second. All-new, active-infrared capabilities increase precision, allowing it to work in nearly any lighting condition and expanding field of view to accommodate a greater variety of room sizes. Microsoft proprietary Time-of-Flight technology measures the time it takes individual photons to rebound off you to create unprecedented accuracy and precision. The new noise-isolating multimicrophone array filters ambient sound to recognize natural speaking voices even in crowded rooms.
The new kinect can READ heart-rate from the paleness of ones skin.
Our goal is to reveal temporal variations in videos that are difficult or impossible to see with the naked eye and display them in an indicative manner. Our method, which we call Eulerian Video Magnification, takes a standard video sequence as input, and applies spatial decomposition, followed by temporal filtering to the frames. The resulting signal is then amplified to reveal hidden information. Using our method, we are able to visualize the flow of blood as it fills the face and also to amplify and reveal small motions. Our technique can run in real time to show phenomena occurring at temporal frequencies selected by the user.
The device will also be the first platform to release the next installment in Activision Blizzard Inc’s (ATVI.O) blockbuster shooter franchise, “Call of Duty”.
Microsoft also announced that acclaimed movie maker Steven Spielberg will be executive-producing a television series based on Microsoft’s blockbuster sci-fi game “Halo” — one of the game industry’s largest franchises by revenue — for the Xbox One.