This obviously isn't Surface news, but it is the most exciting news announcement today and we just had to share it with you guys. Microsoft takes home entertainment to a whole new level with their announcement of the next generation Xbox One, the new successor to the Xbox 360. The new Xbox One offers a huge host of unique and powerful features that go far beyond just games. Here's a breakdown of the crazy new features of the amazing Xbox One: Gesture and Voice Based controls - Smart Glass & Improved Kinect capabilities with HD Camera, larger field of view and wake with voice Instant voice command changing between games, movies, browsing, Skype and even TV channels Full Skype video Communications Snap Mode that lets you use multiple apps at the same time - it's like picture in picture with movies, music, games and even Skype video chatting Instant switching between dashboard to live television New and improved controller - designed by gamers for gamers Improved Xbox Live - 300,000 servers to maximize the potential for social interaction and Skype Dedicated Game DVR Designed to be an "all-in-one" box for all your entertainment needs Interactive Sports - including Fantasy Football interactivity Enhanced virtualization technology Here's a breakdown of hardware specs: Octa-core processor based on AMD's Jaguar design 8GB of RAM Slot-Loading Blu-Ray Drive USB 3.0 ports 500GB of hard drive storage, WiFi Direct for communicating with the new controller and other devices Five billion transistors worth of power The new Xbox One will include the new special content Halo TV Series, which was just introduced by Stephen Spielberg. Next-gen Call of Duty: Ghosts takes things to a whole new level as does Forza Motorsport 5, and multiple EA Sports titles. The new features and capabilities of the new Xbox One are mind-blowing. Coupled with some of the best interactive content on the planet, the new Xbox One evolves things in amazing ways. Microsoft always intended their Xbox to become the perfect entertainment hub; this new iteration of the device takes a massive leap forward toward that goal.