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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 12:21   #1
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Microsoft patent points to augmented reality glasses

Could be looking to take on Google's Project Glass.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...t-ar-glasses/1
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 13:22   #2
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 14:08   #3
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How in the FLYING **** do they think they can get a patent for an AR display? The patent is for "A system and method to present a user wearing a head mounted display with supplemental information when viewing a live event". As opposed to a non-live event? The whole point of AR is to overlay information over the real world (i.e. 'live'). I bloody hope this application gets rejected, because it is neither new or novel in the slightest.
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The idea of having the extra overlay at a sports event is pretty cool. AR replays!
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The Nokia 920 WindowsPhone8 has a brilliant augmented mapping system already.
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Can they demonstrate a functional prototype that actually works as the patent states? If not, the patent should not have been approved.
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patent to stop any and all from doing the same, non-invention and has been seen in movies for years, so how is this unique and noval? can i go get a patent for walking pls. with "walking" the user can be transported to any location on the planet in real-world ways.
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Clever lawyers suing the hell out of each other and they can't even think about patenting, as others have said an idea that's been around for decades.
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Sounds Watchdogs demo, where the player gets all the info on people in his view above the actual person.
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Augmented reality the way the tech world is now headed. It will be interesting to see what comes out over the next few years. I expect some really amazing gadgetry
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