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Microsoft Patent Details Foray into Smart Fabric Technology

Microsoft is showing interest in Smart Fabric with a patent that describes electronically functional yarn running with non-electronically functional yarn.

Microsoft Patent Proposes a Full-Sized Speaker Driver for Your Surface Kickstand

A recently published Microsoft patent suggests adding speakers to the Surface kickstand, while an enclosure between the stand and the frame will amplify bass.

Microsoft Patent Points to Surface Duo and Surface Neo Method for Handling UI Changes

A new patent shows a technology called Control Logic for the Surface Duo and Surface Neo, which will help the UI move from one screen to another.

Microsoft Patent Describes Battery Usage Meter Potentially for Surface Duo

A new Microsoft patent points to a way Surface Duo users could have more information regarding their battery life and power consumption.

Microsoft Patent Gives Surface Duo and Neo Secure Screen Orientation

A Microsoft patent describes a method to stop the dual screens of the Surface Duo and Surface Neo from randomly changing screen orientation.

Microsoft Patent Describes Mat that Creates Virtual Reality Safe Zones

Microsoft has detailed a new virtual reality technology, a mat that would allow users to operate in a single safe space.

Microsoft Patent Proposes Another Hinge Design for Its Foldable Surface Device

Microsoft's latest hinge design proposed methods to support a foldable screen with a hinge support structure that adjusts the length of the underlying device.

Microsoft Patent Describes AI-Powered 360-Degree Fisheye Camera

A Microsoft Patent shows how a fisheye camera can be used in conjunction with multiple microphones and AI to improve 360-degree FoV.

Microsoft Patent Describes Methods for Managing Excessive Heat on Devices

A newly discovered Microsoft Patent points to a thermal control system that will prevent devices from getting too hot under heavy use.
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Microsoft Patent Points to a More Emotional Cortana

A newly discovered Microsoft Patent suggest Cortana will get better at remembering conversations and will offer more emotion-based responses.

Microsoft Patent Suggests a File Sharing System That Bugs Users to Read Documents

Microsoft's file-sharing system would surface unread, important documents contextually depending on the number of users in a group who have replied and a person's habits. Links could appear in the recent files list of Office 365.
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Microsoft Patent Describes New Xbox Controller with Tighter Analog Stick Controls

A new Xbox controller patent details a new control stick movement space that provides more nuanced analog controls.

Microsoft Patent Proposes Notification Screen for Folding Surface Device

A newly discovered Microsoft patent highlights a notification screen for a folding Surface, using the hinge as a digital panel.

Microsoft Patent Experimental Xbox Controllers for Project xCloud

A developmental controller for Project xCloud will be split into separate parts that connect to a smartphone or tablet.

Microsoft Patent Leverages Hybrid Intelligence to Streamline Collaboration

A newly discovered Microsoft Patent proposes a hybrid intelligence solution that will transform inline editing notes.

Microsoft Patent Proposes a Dual-Screen Device Built for Dawn Simulation

A Microsoft patent suggests using a dual-screen device for dawn simulation, with one screen providing a clock display, while the other shines indirect light until a user wakes up.
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Microsoft Patents a Wacky Surface Pen That Doubles as an Earpiece

Microsoft's Surface Pen patent would let it wrap around the ear for a traditional earpiece form-factor while retaining full functionality. The document also hints at a dual-screen foldable.

Microsoft Patent Potentially Solves Folding Screen Creases on Centaurus

A Microsoft patent suggests the company can solve creases in folding screen tech, one of the biggest problems facing early devices.
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Microsoft Patent Describes Surface Pro Stylus Mouse Replacement

A new patent describes a new stylus technology for Surface Pro stylus that will allow the same functionality as a mouse.

Microsoft Patent Gives Hints at USB-C Charging for the Surface Pro 7, New Type...

A newly discovered patent suggests Microsoft is planning to ditch the Connector on the Surface Pro 7, instead opting for USB-C charging. It also details a way to keep the cover closed.

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