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Microsoft's Kinect, a motion and voice controlled system used for Xbox 360 games and applications, could soon be integrated with televisions.  Reports have been stating that Microsoft is currently in negotiations with Vizio and Sony to bring the Kinect technology into the houses of channel surfers.  Xbox Live TV, Netflix and a slew of other media streaming Xbox 360 applications have supported Kinect, enabling users to easily navigate their favorite movies and television shows.

This "Kinect TV" will be Microsoft's answer to Google TV and Apple's "iTV" which is reported to have Siri as its voice guided navigation tool (along with a motion sensor system Apple recently filed a US patent for).  It is still unclear when the Kinect functionality will be available on consumer televisions, but Microsoft has been very clear with their intentions to expand the use of the Kinect device outside of the gaming sector.

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