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Friday, 02 July 2010 11:15

Microsoft announces InstaLoad technology

Written by Nedim Hadzic
microsoft

People shall not worry about battery polarity
Yours truly likes technology advances as much as the next guy but the latest “technology” to come out of Microsoft seriously abuses the word.

InstaLoad, Microsoft’s latest tech, allows for magical placing batteries in any direction, regardless of polarity. It uses a patented contact design that isn’t expensive, won’t drain your batteries and will work with CR123, AA, AAA, C or D size batteries. Apparently, companies like Duracell are very interested in this “tech” and are looking to use it as soon as possible.

In the press release, Microsoft says you’ll never have to squint to see battery installation diagrams – a worthy achievement indeed. And many users will surely rejoice.

While some might argue that as of late, the industry has become far too centered on raking in dough to offer any actual life-changing and groundbreaking advances, we would just argue that this is hardly a technology. But we see the logic in this – it’s the same one that argues that if the wheel is the greatest invention of all time, then it’s only logical that a hubcap is the second in line.

You can find out more here.

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-3 #1 skagon 2010-07-02 14:57
Yeah, the technology is called "full-wave rectifier" and it exists in all power supplies to convert AC to DC.

Wow, Microsoft, really???
 
 
+11 #2 sidje 2010-07-02 15:56
Brace yourself for Microsoft's next revolutionary invention - InstaWheel - the wheel that can roll in both directions...
 
 
0 #3 Spiritine 2010-07-03 09:52
Quoting sidje:
Brace yourself for Microsoft's next revolutionary invention - InstaWheel - the wheel that can roll in both directions...


ROFL!!!!! Nice one :D
 
 
+4 #4 chuckyj1 2010-07-03 12:11
You may laugh now, but loads of people will find this usefull.

Duracell is very interested in this what are they only like the #1 or #2 battery company in the world....yeah what a crappy patent I wouldn't want it....
 
 
0 #5 Adamal 2010-07-04 21:23
I for one know that my eyesight would be so much better right now if I hadn't had to squint every time I installed batteries into devices.
 
 
0 #6 Wolfesteinabhi 2010-07-05 02:38
seriously...why do they even bother to get into electrical or electronics? :-? ...seems we are about to see a BIG change when Microsoft is going to change into MicroHard or maybe MacroHard perhaps?! 8) :lol:
 
 
0 #7 Adamal 2010-07-05 03:58
Quoting Wolfesteinabhi:
seriously...why do they even bother to get into electrical or electronics? :-?


I dunno... The Xbox seems to have worked out for them!
 
 
0 #8 Wolfesteinabhi 2010-07-05 04:43
Quoting Adamal:
Quoting Wolfesteinabhi:
seriously...why do they even bother to get into electrical or electronics? :-?


I dunno... The Xbox seems to have worked out for them!

true.. xbox is one thing ..for their games,etc ...but batteries???
 
 
+1 #9 Scorsese 2010-07-05 08:30
"Microsoft announces InstaLoad technology" I thought to myself, "YES!, finnaly windows loading instantly", reading a few rows lower "InstaLoad, Microsoft’s latest tech, allows for magical placing batteries in any direction, regardless of polarity."...instant name FAIL
 
 
0 #10 darylcheshire 2010-07-06 11:47
Cool,

AC batteries.
 

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