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Is Microsoft planning to integrate Kinect with next-gen TVs?

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The Daily's anonymous sources have shared that Microsoft plans to integrate the Kinect into next-generation televisions, even in living rooms without Xbox 360s.

Kinect happy people
Kinect happy people

The Daily isn't exactly known for breaking tech news scoops, but there's always a first time: Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only newspaper says Microsoft plans to integrate the Kinect into next-generation televisions. The report claims that Microsoft wants to aggressively push the device into as many homes as possible, even those without Xbox 360s, and that the company is in the early stages of licensing Kinect tech with TV manufacturers like Vizio and Sony. (Yes, it seems like an obvious conflict of interest for Sony, but that's what The Daily says.) Given the breakneck pace of Kinect developments, including recently announced PC-specific Kinect hardware, it's a reasonable claim — but until we hear more from either Microsoft or another trusted source, we're filing this away next to the folder titled "Apple TV rumors."