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    Post Microsoft Trying To Patent a 'Magic Wand' [Slashdot]

    theodp writes "Newly-disclosed USPTO documents show that Microsoft is seeking patent protection for a 'Magic Wand', a device with various gizmos and sensors that can manipulate and interact with its environment, including video and holographic images, while using biometrics to connect with the user. 'Even the most pragmatic individual,' explains Microsoft, 'would have trouble arguing against the merits or utility of, say, a magic wand that actually worked to control or communicate with objects or components in an associated nearby environment.' No doubt. The inventors include CXO/CTO J Allard, and Sr. Researcher Andy Wilson."
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    You can't patent magic!
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    I've got my own "Magic Wand" under a towel right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcalder8 View Post
    I've got my own "Magic Wand" under a towel right now
    /thread over.


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    Sooooooo....Microsoft is making a Wiimote? I'm cautiously optimistic.
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    that was patented years ago, we call it a remote control.

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    This begs the question, "Will it have a vibration function?" Biometrics indeed!

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    Its a vibrator for Rez HD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overbite View Post
    Its a vibrator for Rez HD
    I figured it was their long anticipated solution to the red ring problem - wave the magic wand and voila! Your xbox is fixed!!!
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