Someone at Microsoft has been busy buying up a whole mess of domain names related to “Smart Glass,” which could indicate some kind of touch screen media or gaming technology.
Usually, companies use this tactic to avoid squatters from clouding an otherwise popular product prior to its launch. And with these new domains being purchased just prior to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (a.k.a. the biggest gaming industry event of the year), it seems likely that Microsoft is going to announce a hypothetical Xbox Smart Glass tablet.
As for what the new Smart Glass product is at this point is anyone’s guess. It could be something to counter Nintendo’s forthcoming Wii U tablet controller or perhaps something related to making TV screens more interactive in conjunction with the motion-sensing tech in the Kinect peripheral.
The gaggle of new domain purchases was spotted by Fusible, which notes that Microsoft bought them on the same day news of the Xbox Smart Glass leaked via the Examiner two days ago. That report indicated that the Smart Glass tech would allow people to access their Xbox from afar, get iOS Airplay-like screen sharing on your TV, and more.
Whenever you try to navigate to any of the new Smart Glass related domains (listed below), they redirect you to a Bing search for Xboxsmartglass. Essentially, that means we’ve at least got the name right.
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