Microsoft Reportedly Developing Smartwatches
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Back in 2004, Microsoft introduced what it called the "SPOT" watch, which stood for "Smart Personal Object Technology." The digital device was able to receive (but not transmit) information via embedded signals broadcast by local FM radio station, items such as news, weather, stock market quotes and sports scores. The same technology was also developed for use in alarm clocks and electric coffee makers. They were made by Fossil
The new watches, however, should be very different. According to various industry reports, Microsoft's next generation of watches will run on a version of the Windows 8 operating system and will employ technologies similar to what is packed inside the company's Surface tablets. The devices may also connect to computer sources via Wi-fi and Bluetooth.
Microsoft isn't the only company said to be working on smartwatches. Apple
--Written by Gary Krakow in New York.
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