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article imageMicrosoft patents Augmented Reality glasses

By Eduardo Arrufat     Aug 4, 2013 in Technology
A newly filed patent from Microsoft hints plans of a release of a head-mounted display in the form of augmented reality glasses.
Last year a document leaked that showed Microsoft plans for the future of gaming. Among the information it contained, the Kinect-Glasses (as they called them back then) where always part of the release of the new console.
This week, a newly filed patent from the Redmond giant describes a head-mounted device intended for multiplayer applications like voice-commands, eye-tracking data and gesture interpretation. However, the description included in the patent is limited and Microsoft plans are probably to use it on a much wider extent.
As with everything that is subject to a patent, it does not mean that Microsoft plans to give the device any use in the short term. However, in the leaked document from last year, the glasses include support with Wi-Fi, 4G and more importantly, Augmented Reality features. Something that hints that the glasses will work not only with the Xbox One, but also on their own. If this new toy from the House of Windows is trying to take a jab at the Google Glasses, it will be open up a new front in the wearable technology war.
Xbox One is expected to be released right before Christmas in what will mark the beginning of the holiday battle between the American technology company and its main rival Sony, that will fire back with the release of the PS4 sometime afterwards.
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