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Microsoft wants consumers to control the camera by voice, according to filed patent

Microsoft wants consumers to control the camera by voice, according to filed patent

Rich Edmonds 68

It has been revealed that Microsoft has delved into voice-controlled camera technology. The US Patent & Trademark Office has published a patent application filed by the company, which would introduce speech commands for camera operation on a smartphone. Just when you thought the handsfree approach couldn't go any more... well... handsfree. Microsoft has been attempting to head down...

Court denies Google appeal against Microsoft's German injunction over multi-part text message interface

Court denies Google appeal against Microsoft's German injunction over multi-part text message interface

Rich Edmonds 20

I know what you're thinking, "Oh, not more patents!" Believe me, we wish we could simply forget about the business altogether and focus on technology and innovation, but we're talking about multiple corporations here. Microsoft is battling it out against Google and are currently in a strong position. This has been reinforced with ZTE becoming the 20th company to have taken a royalty-...