Tired of using a timer to snap a picture? Microsoft has a solution for you. Well, it’s not a particularly original solution, at least not at this point. But the company is hoping to patent the approach.
A newly surfaced patent application, first reported by Patent Bolt, describes a method for “voice-controlled camera operations,” in which a person can use voice commands to control a camera, to reduce camera shake or to take a picture from across the room. Smartphone cameras are one obvious scenario for this technology, but the patent application also mentions tablets and dedicated cameras.