On December 6th, Microsoft will roll out an all new Dashboard.  We’ve been told that it will bring the following features:

  • New design for integrated Kinect and controller navigation
  • New Beacons to play online with friends
  • Deeper Facebook integration
  • New Cloud Storage for Game Saves and Xbox LIVE Profile

We’re also hearing that this update will mimic Microsoft’s other platforms, such as the PC and Windows Mobile.  If you’ve got yourself a Kinect, you’ll be able to search the web via Bing using your voice.  You can also expect new apps for “televisions, movies, internet videos, sports and music” – we’re not sure what they mean by “televisions”, though.

Regardless of what other features the update brings, the new UI looks much cleaner and once again puts the PS3′s “live” experience to shame.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."