BEARS REPEATING: Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One may need its owners to tell it what to do repeatedly for verbal commands to work.
WHAT'S WRONG: Microsoft has hyped the machine as an all-in-one entertainment solution that would allow users to easily switch between and snap together activities on a TV screen, without needing to mash buttons. But during a private 45-minute presentation, about 10 of 45 voice commands issued had to be repeated by a Microsoft spokesman — some as many as four times.
WHAT NOW: The Xbox One comes out Nov. 22. Microsoft says that the more you use the system, the more accurate it becomes, and the company is still working on fit and finish.
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