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5 biometric devices for the average Joe

By: Bryan Nelson on Sept. 6, 2013, 3 p.m.
Xbox One

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Xbox One

The latest version of Microsoft's cutting edge gaming console, the Xbox One, will be loaded with biometrics tools. The system will be equipped with facial and voice recognition, will be able to track your movement and gait, and even measure your heartbeat.

Of course, while these features are sure to enhance the gaming experience, they also raise serious privacy concerns. The console will be storing information that can identify you inside and out, and it will be storing this information online.

It's a concern likely to be prominent as the coming biometrics boom picks up steam: How much privacy are you willing to sacrifice for added security or functionality?