Microsoft files for a pair of smart watch patents

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Microsoft will join the smart watch market later this year, as we’ve previously reported. The Redmond giant has been filing for patents left and right to prepare an adequate IP portfolio, and eventually prevent others from using its technology. Or at least make some money when third parties decide to use it [technology]. Recently, WMpoweruser…

Microsoft working on technology that automatically zooms in and out content depending on the distance from your eyes

Microsoft working on technology that automatically zooms in and out content depending on the distance from your eyes

Microsoft has filed for a smart zoom patent with the USPTO. The filing, titled “Changing between display device viewing modes,” describes a method to automatically zoom in and out depending on the distance from user’s eyes. Embodiments that relate facilitating the viewing of images on a mobile device are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment…

Microsoft working on long-lasting battery technology

Microsoft working on long-lasting battery technology

The problem most smartphone users face today has “something to do” with battery life. While our screens are getting bigger and better, the battery technology stays the same. Major handset makers are trying to address this issue with software tricks by monitoring which apps require more energy when not in use, and pause or slow…

Windows Phone gets the official file manager app

Windows Phone gets the official file manager app

Microsoft has finally launched the file manager app for Windows Phone. Available as a free download, Files allows users to access and manage files stored both on the phone and microSD card. You can also search for files, create new ones, as well as move, copy, rename or delete them. If we’re talking about an…

Microsoft smartwatch to work with any smartphone

Microsoft smartwatch to work with any smartphone

Microsoft doesn’t want to be left out of the smartwatch market and is apparently working on its own such product as we speak. According to a Forbes report (and brought to our attention by NeoWin), the Redmond giant will make a watch that won’t work with Windows Phones only, and will support all major platforms.…

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