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The next version of Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing platform is reportedly so advanced that it will be able to read your lips and sense your mood.

According to Eurogamer, a member of the Kinect development team claims that the next version of Kinect will be able to read lips to interpret what you are saying, as well as take an estimate of your mood by the volume and tone of your voice, as well as analyzing your facial expressions.

The new capabilities stem from a higher-resolution camera built into the new devices, as well as more onboard processing power and faster networking hardware which will take the system beyond standard USB.

"It can be cabled straight through on any number of technologies that just take phenomenally high res data straight to the main processor and straight to the main RAM and ask, what do you want to do with it?" said Eurogamer's unnamed source.

When contacted by El Reg, Microsoft said that it wouldn’t comment on the story. Redmond, however, is working hard to push the Kinect platform beyond Xboxes and out to other consumer electronics, PCs, businesses, and more esoteric applications such as its touted holosuite. ®

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