A patent  granted last week by the USPTO shows the direction Microsoft is taking in the AR glasses  market. Entitled "Event Augmentation with Real-Time Information ", the patent is accompanied by drawings of sports and cultural events.
As Charles Arthur points out  in The Guardian, pair this up with Microsoft's recent breakthrough on the speech translation tech front , and you've got yourself a real live niche. Google is the one to beat, however, with its Glass  project which is almost up and running.
In recent years Microsoft has been the recipient of the wooden spoon in the lifestyle tech race, as Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook have all powered ahead of the out-of-shape software nabob. Microsoft's determination to fight back in the world's living rooms  and backpacks  have, however, shown some pluck and spirit.
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