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April 28, 2011

We are everywhere.

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Who made these watches and coffee makers?

well, yes, name the “biggest” company involved. Bonus cookie points if you name the common “technology” these two used.

Cracked by: Raghuvansh , Ananth , Rogi , Sumanth Patlolla , Manish Achuth , vishwanath , shrik , Smitha R Maiya , Thejas V R , dineshk , jowens , udupendra , rohanquizzer , Logik and Shwetha Maiya

Answer:
Well, yes, Microsoft made watches and coffee makers (Software for it). It was called SPOT: Smart Personal Objects Technology. Good old glory days of tech randomness :D

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16 Responses to “We are everywhere.”

  1. Raghuvansh
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    Microsoft, SPOT.


  2. Ananth
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    When in doubt, say Microsoft. Microsoft’s Smart Personal Objects


  3. Rogi
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    Microsoft SPOT


  4. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Microsoft

    Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT) was developed by Microsoft to personalize household electronics and other everyday devices, through “smart” software and hardware that would make their uses more versatile


  5. Manish Achuth
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    Microsoft SPOT. Sunnto watches, Melitta coffee maker.


  6. vishwanath

    Its designed by MSN direct now under Microsoft…. It uses Smart Personal Objects Technology, SPOT


  7. shrik
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    Microsoft watches and coffee makers, using FM radio waves via MSN’s FM sub-carrier broadcast network.


  8. Smitha R Maiya

    Biggest company involved is Microsoft.
    Based on the concept of Smart personal objects technology,SPOT.


  9. Microsoft.
    Smart Personal Objects Technology or SPOT.


  10. dineshk
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    Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) of Microsoft as seen in a Suunto watch and a Melitta coffeemaker. The devices are supposed to give personalized updates to the user by receiving information through MSN Direct network service. Microsoft owns a datacast network called DirectBand for this service which is to be discontinued at the end of this year.


  11. jowens
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    “Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT) was developed by Microsoft to personalize household electronics and other everyday devices, through “smart” software and hardware that would make their uses more versatile.”


  12. udupendra
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    Microsoft anthe.


  13. Microsoft


  14. Logik
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    Seattle -> Microsoft.
    SPOT (Smart Personal Objects Technology) that is branded as MSN Direct.


  15. Shwetha Maiya
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    Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT) was developed by Microsoft to personalize household electronics and other everyday devices, through “smart” software and hardware that would make their uses more versatile.


  16. Shwetha Maiya
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    Smart wristwatches were the first SPOT-based application, introduced in 2004 from watchmakers Fossil, Inc. and Suunto, with later models from Tissot and Swatch. SPOT technologies also included coffeemakers by Melitta.


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