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microsoft watch patent

Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:02 AM

Microsoft has applied for a new
SmartWatch patent.

http://money.cnn.com...atch/index.html

Phones are useful as mini computers
I dont know how useful a tiny screen watch
Would be.

Samsung Google and Apple are all getting
Their own versions of this product.

Seemingly they think this will be the next
big thing.

Could they all be wrong ?

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Re: microsoft watch patent

Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:07 AM

No, that's why they have marketing to ramrod a trend through. Though they all may parlay that into other forms of wearable tech outside of the obvious glasses.
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:53 AM

Trying to bring this back I would guess.
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Re: microsoft watch patent

Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:59 AM

Norwegian army trials Oculus Rift to drive tanks

Add the Oculus Rift and a Powerglove and you can really virtually drive your vehicle on the streets!
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Re: microsoft watch patent

Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:14 AM

I could be really cynical (once more..) and suggest that MS sometimes purchase patents for no particular reason other than to quash, divert or distract, competition.

Actually, I recall reading an article to the effect that MS (and others) try to patent anything that moves or has a pulse. (I suppose a watch has a pulse?)

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Re: microsoft watch patent

Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:23 AM

Yes.. that is typically how big business go with their R&D on IP.
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Re: microsoft watch patent

Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:34 AM

With MS failing on pretty much all existing fronts, I'll give them this one.
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