Kinect-enhanced Internet Explorer coming to Xbox

Microsoft has integrated Kinect into Internet Explorer, which will be available this fall on the Xbox 360.

The Xbox 360 will soon have Internet Explorer.
The Xbox 360 will soon have Internet Explorer. James Martin/CNET

Microsoft has brought its Internet Explorer browser to another location.

According to the software company at its E3 keynote speech today, Internet Explorer will deliver "for the first time, a fast, fluid, Web experience in the living room." With help from Kinect, users will be able to have full voice control over the browser on the Xbox 360.

To add a bit more flavor (and control) to the browser, Microsoft has also integrated its Smart Glass platform into Internet Explorer, allowing users to scroll around the page, click links, and pinch and zoom from their smartphone or tablet.

Microsoft also announced that Smart Glass would be added to Windows 8, as well, but didn't provide additional details.

According to Microsoft, Internet Explorer will be made available this fall on the Xbox 360.

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