Microsoft developing virtual fuzzy dice for new HUD software
To be fair, the virtual dice are a part of a Microsoft patent filing for a HUD that integrates your car's electronics, your PDA, your mobile phone, your MP3 player (or Zune for you other three), and, of course, your fuzz-covered mirror decorations. According to the patent application, the dice would even interact with the car's movement, swaying left when you turn right, getting all twisted when the A/C blows them in circles, possibly even changing colors in reaction to a really bright, hot summer. Then again, we could possibly be reading way too much into this.
Could this be a future generation of Ford's Sync? It's not too great a stretch to see a head up display integrated with the Ford system. Seeing an emoticon displayed on the windshield in a text message sure makes a lot more sense to us than having a disembodied voice read "smileyface" to us.
[Source: The Inquirer via Engadget]
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