If you are one of that rare breed of AV fanatics that has both a 3D TV and a selection of 3D Blu-rays, Microsoft’s next update for the Xbox One is just for you. The next firmware update for the console will bring with it support for 3D Blu-ray playback, potentially removing the need for one more box under your telly.
Other features set to be added with the Xbox One August update include the ability to buy games using a mobile device with the SmartGlass app or through Xbox.com (with the games automatically downloading to a console left in low-power standby mode), a low battery notification for controllers, and the option to disable notifications during video playback.
A greater focus will also be placed on social interactions through Xbox Live, with an expanded Friends area on the Home screen, a spot telling you the last time your friends were online, and the ability to post text comments and “like” items on your activity feed. [Major Nelson]