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Apple Won 43 Patents Today Covering Multiplayer Gaming, Ride Hailing for Maps, Home Automation with Siri, Glass Metal & more

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 43 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Multiplayer Gaming, Ride Hailing for Maps, HoRead full story

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    John CommonsEditor and Writer at RCM News

    Can we just get the home automation thing knocked out already? I've been wanting to turn my house into the starship Enterprise (NC1701D) since I was like 9. We've got the lights and the music mostly down, but I want to be able to tell my house to make me a cup of Earl Grey and have it pop out of the Keurig 30 seconds later. I want to lock and unlock the doors. I want to open and close the shades. I want to turn my shower on and tell it exactly what temperature to make the water. I want to order Jimmy

    Can we just get the home automation thing knocked out already? I've been wanting to turn my house into the starship Enterprise (NC1701D) since I was like 9. We've got the lights and the music mostly down, but I want to be able to tell my house to make me a cup of Earl Grey and have it pop out of the Keurig 30 seconds later. I want to lock and unlock the doors. I want to open and close the shades. I want to turn my shower on and tell it exactly what temperature to make the water. I want to order Jimmy John's. I want to be able to cast my phone to my TV screen with a single voice command or a swipe. I also want to be able to customize my AI's voice. I literally want the ship's voice from Star Trek TNG, and I want to call it "computer" not Alexa or Siri. Some people may want HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. There are plenty of other custom voices I'm sure other people would love to have. I know some of these things are already available, but it's difficult at best and requires hardware from multiple companies and compatibility is still a major concern. The future is today. Let's get after it!

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