Microsoft may have stumbled on a way to make Internet Explorer cool again.It will be adding a voice-controlled version of the browser to Xbox Kinect, reports Engadget.
Microsoft thinks that Web browsers on televisions suck because “keyboards don’t belong in the living room,” execs said at the E3 2012 conference today. (That was a not-so-subtle slam at Google TV.)
Voice-controlled IE will also be integrated with the company’s new Smart Glass app for Xbox. Smart Glass, introduced today, lets games, movies, and other media bounce around from tablet to Xbox-controlled TV to PC.¬†
IE for Kinect running with Smart Glass will let users manage the browser on their TV from their smartphone or tablet.
It will hit later this year, probably in plenty of time for the holiday shopping season.