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Photo: Killian Bell

Photo: Killian Bell

Having previously taken a crack at the smartwatch market with its now-discontinued SPOT technology, Microsoft is looking to get back into the wearables space according to a report from Forbes, citing anonymous sources.

The watch will apparently be launched in the next few weeks and will work across a variety of platforms, which makes perfect sense since Windows Phone is a distant third compared to Android and iPhone handsets.

Its timing is an effort to capture the potentially-lucrative holiday market.

Skype Qik on iPhone. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Skype Qik on iPhone. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Others have tried and failed to knock Snapchat off its perch, and now Microsoft is throwing its hat into the ring with a new service that uses Skype as its backbone. It’s called Skype Qik, and it allows users on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone to send self-destructing videos up to 42 seconds long.

Photo: Microsoft.

Photo: Microsoft.

Microsoft has unveiled its own HDMI media streaming dongle to take on Google’s Chromecast and Roku’s Streaming stick. Unlike its competition though, Microsoft is calling its streaming stick a very vague Wireless Display Adapter.

Photo: Microsoft

Photo: Microsoft

Microsoft today updated its OneNote application for Android to add support for Android Wear, allowing users to add new notes using their voice on devices like the Moto 360, the LG G Watch, and the Samsung Gear Live. The feature means you can quickly add things you don’t want to forget to your notebooks without even taking out your smartphone.

 

Photo: Microsoft

Photo: Microsoft

Microsoft today announced a good-looking tablet keyboard that isn’t designed only for devices running its own Windows platform, but those powered by Android and iOS as well. It’s called the Universal Mobile Keyboard, and it’s folding design makes it ideal for those on the go.

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