|Smart airbags, pothole avoidance - from Todd Bishop's Tech Flash|
Deal gives Microsoft patents on smart airbags, pothole avoidance:
"Microsoft's agreement to acquire Canesta Inc., confirmed late last week, will give the Redmond company 44 patents and about two dozen patent applications covering various ways of enhancing a computer's senses -- including gesture recognition, depth perception, and real-time camera and sensor calibration. Taken as a whole, they show how Microsoft could give users new ways of interacting with future versions of its PC and mobile operating systems.
And then there's the smart airbag and the pothole-avoidance system."
By Todd Bishop