Now, the Kinect. What's new is that an awful lot of my complaints have been addressed, which I will choose to believe was due entirely to my activist journalistic whining. Kinect has been freed from gaming: you can now use your voice to control almost anything on the Xbox. You can launch apps, browse within them, and, most importantly, search throughout the Xbox. You can jump to the various categories (apps, video, music, games) just by saying them. Within those categories there are tiles, kind of like big thumbnail icons. When you're using the Kinect, a black bar will appear under each thumbnail with the name the Kinect will understand, which might be the movie, game, or TV show title, or stuff like "last night on TV" or "app marketplace." You can then simply say that name to select it.