Microsoft Patent: Whack Your Phone to Shut it Up [VIDEO]


Wish you could just whack your phone to silence it? Microsoft has filed for a patent that could allow users to shut it up in a hurry.

The patent — filed in March 2011 and approved on Thursday — details a “whack-based audio control module” that aims to quiet mobile devices when it’s smacked with a hand.

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“There are a variety of circumstances under which it may be desirable to quickly control a device without having to interact with a traditional user interface,” the filing said. “For example, often mobile device users forget to set their mobile devic…
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