Jan 6, 2011 12:56 PM by Greg Boyce

Microsoft CEO speaks at tech show in Las Vegas

Las Vegas - (AP) Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is focusing on the Xbox video game system, smart phones and PCs during his talk the night before the opening of the tech industry's premier gadget show in Las Vegas.

Ballmer opened the keynote by demonstrating a new feature in Kinect, an add-on for Xbox 360 that lets people control games and other features by moving around and speaking. Players' Kinect avatars will more closely mimic people's behaviors and facial expressions after an update this spring.

Ballmer said Microsoft sold 8 million Kinect sensors in its first two months on the market, 3 million more than expected. Microsoft also said that this spring, people who have Kinect will be able to wave their hands or speak aloud to browse and play video from NetFlix and Hulu.

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