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Microsoft Could Bring Windows to Coffee Mugs, Robots

Just ahead of its Build conference, Microsoft launched a site revealing “Windows on Devices.” The site was taken down soon after launch.

Microsoft Could Bring Windows to Coffee Mugs, Robots
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A new site suggests Windows might be coming to your coffee mug.

Engadget reports the site, called Windows on Devices, showed up briefly Tuesday – just ahead of Microsoft’s Build 2014 conference.

But it’s since been taken down and now looks like this, which tells us, well, nothing.

Before leaving the web, the site reportedly said Microsoft is “bringing Windows to a whole new class of small devices.”

It even used a smart coffee mug as an example. This suggests Microsoft might embrace the so-called ‘Internet of Things.’

Meaning, it’s going to make our everyday, dumb devices – like kitchen appliances or coffee mugs – smarter by connecting them to the internet.

Reports indicate Microsoft is aiming Windows on Devices at makers. That is, if it’s even happening.

Reports are speculation at this point, and as CNET notes, “The Internet of Things is certainly designed to extend smart technology to 'dumb' devices, but a coffee mug or bear? That might be a stretch.”

How about a watch? The Verge says the question is whether Windows on Devices could power things like watches or eyewear, both of which Microsoft is rumored to be working on.”

We should likely know more about this mysterious site and more as Microsoft Build kicks off Wednesday.