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The Xbox Mobile

Microsoft has an Xbox mobile device that maps the real Xbox controller on the touch screen. Continue reading

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Microsoft Patent Reveals User Behavior Based Battery Saving

By observing a user’s charging and phone use behavior Microsoft hopes to extend battery life. Continue reading

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Microsoft Wanted To Plug The Zune In Your Headphones

Someone at Microsoft wanted to build headphones that could house a Zune Nano. Continue reading

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From Patent To Product: 22 Months

Microsoft applied for a patent in 2010 and is expected to announce the product later this year. Continue reading

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MSFT Might Use NFC For HP’s ‘Touch to Share’ Like Tablet-Phone Love Making

A MSFT patent talks about web based-formats to transfer data over NFC. Might allow Windows 8 app developers quick and easy access to offer functionality. Continue reading

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Steve Jobs: Microsoft’s Unforeseen Lawyer Against Android

Steve Jobs saying Android is stolen are strong words against the platform that absolve Microsoft og any wrong doing in signing IP licensing deals with OEMs. Continue reading

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[TB] One Windows For Phone, PC and Xbox

A patent application from Microsoft explains how the company might achieve their same code-base across devices strategy. Continue reading

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[TB] NUI For PowerPoint

Two patent applications from Microsoft show the possible of PowerPoint on tablets and with kinect like gesture interaction. Continue reading

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Patent Shows Roaming Profiles For Custom Kinect Gestures

Patent shows gestures adapting to a user and these personalized gestures being available as a roaming profile. Continue reading

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Microsoft Patent: Flick In A Direction To Transfer Files To Phones Near Your

Microsoft has applied to patent a use case where you can flick an image to the corner of your phone & it will transfer the image to a paired phone in the same direction. Continue reading

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ARM + Direct Computing = Google TV Like Windows TV With Windows 8

Windows 8 will support instant on by fast booting into application specific operating systems for media playback and other functions. Continue reading

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Microsoft Gets Patent For Cool Gesture Based Text Input On Phones & Remotes

Microsoft has been granted a patent to enter text on devices like phones or remote controllers. Continue reading

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Discarded Implementation Of Live Tiles UI In Windows Phone 7

Patent application shows how the Live Tiles in Windows Phone 7 evolved. Continue reading

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Apple’s Magic Trackpad + Display = Microsoft’s Latest Patent Application

A Microsoft patent application shows a magic trackpad with screen. Continue reading

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Microsoft Applies To Patent Dual Screen Mobile Shown In Montage Vision 2019 Video

I’m no more excited about Windows Phone 7. I WANT THIS PHONE DAMMIT!

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Microsoft To Introduce ‘Direct Experience Platform’ With Windows 8?

Direct Experience Platform for Windows will start the PC in reduced functionality mode to function more as a consumer device for specific purposes than as a full fledged PC. Continue reading

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Xbox 360 Controller To Feature Easy Wired/Wireless Mode Swap

A few months back Razer co-founder Min-Liang Tan visited Mumbai and showed us a few of his company’s products, he was particularly proud of the Razer Mamba. The Mamba was small in size and had two modes of operation – … Continue reading

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Microsoft Applies To Patent A Touch Gesture

Microsoft has applied to patent a touch gesture known as rubber band gesture. Continue reading

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Microsoft Patent Reveals Weird Touch Keyboard Layout For Slate PCs

Patent application from Microsoft shows an alternative layout of a touch keyboard that does not require a stylus. Continue reading

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Microsoft Patent Shows Dynamic Dual Sided Remote

Office Labs showed Microsoft’s vision for the future, translucent gadgets without tactile buttons and dynamic interfaces. Office Labs GM Chris Pratley then demoed one of the technologies shown in the video. In a recent patent application Microsoft has applied to … Continue reading

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Xbox To Save Gamer’s Health Records And Tailor Gaming Experience Accordingly

According to an interesting patent application I came across, Microsoft plans to save its users health records so that it can customize the gaming experience accordingly. There have been several instances where continuous gaming has adversely affected physical and mental … Continue reading

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Microsoft Applies To Patent Natal-Like Implementation For PCs

Been some time that I came across an interesting patent application but here’s an interesting one. Microsoft engineers have applied for two patents detailing the Architecture to control the PC using hand gestures. Earlier Microsoft showed controlling devices by muscle … Continue reading

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Apple Files Patent To Use Your Display As Camera Flash

Apple patent application details how Apple plans to use the computer display as flash for cameras. Continue reading

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Does iPhone OS 4 Violate Patent Filed By Microsoft?

Looks like Apple is offering a feature for enterprises that Microsoft has applied a patent for. Continue reading

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Apple Patent Explains Shopping, Financing And Payment App For The iPhone

Apple patent shows iPhone as a mode for making payments and financial transactions with a Shopping app that has financing and payments. Continue reading

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Apple Patent Shows Smart Drag-Drop For Upcoming OS X?

Recently filed Apple patent shows dynamically changing folder icons and auto sorting of files when dragged and dropped. Continue reading

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Microsoft Patent Explains Tablet Courier’s Context Menu?

Patent explains the radial context menu as seen in Microsoft Courier’s promotional demo UI videos. The context menu is designed to suit touch interfaces by showing the frequently used options more prominently for quick access. Continue reading

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Patent Shows Windows 8 Interface Features?

Patent shows possible Windows 8 interface with new categories for data like Libraries and a rich feedback driven drag and drop interface. Continue reading

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Microsoft Working On Pressure Sensitive Computer Mouse?

Microsoft patent shows pressure sensitive mouse, where interaction depends on the pressure applied when clicked. Classified as normal tap or hard tap. Continue reading

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Microsoft Planned To Make Windows Mobile Into Wacom Like Graphic Tablets?

Recently surfaced Microsoft patent shows ability to use a Windows Phone as a Wacom like graphics tablet input device Continue reading

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