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Smart Switchable Glass

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Offline jwlv

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Smart Switchable Glass
« on: January 23, 2016, 04:45:34 pm »
I want one!!! But they are super expensive.
And this would be perfect with an Alexa Skill: "Alexa, Open Windows." Windows would be the name of the skill :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75MRtCt5kZE

Re: Smart Switchable Glass
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 02:22:55 am »
Right, name skill Windows if you want to invite a lawsuit from Microsoft!

I would like glass that can shut out all light if I want it to, or anywhere in between open and closed.

Offline jwlv

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Re: Smart Switchable Glass
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 05:09:15 pm »
Well, why not? The skill would actually be controlling physical windows, whereas Microsoft Windows is figurative.
But you're right, it is inviting a law suit. Might be interesting to see what would happen. Also Microsoft may lose or dilute its trademark if they try too hard to enforce their trademark on something that's an actual window.

Offline jwlv

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Re: Smart Switchable Glass
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2016, 05:13:41 pm »
By the way, I just received a quote for an adhesive smart glass film in a 60" x 36" size for $1700.
YIKES! And DOUBLE YIKES! That only covers 1/2 of my office window. I wonder if there are cheaper alternatives or technologies.

Re: Smart Switchable Glass
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2016, 01:08:00 am »
>>  Right, name skill Windows if you want to invite a lawsuit from Microsoft!

I said this completely as a corny joke.  Nevertheless, I have heard of plenty of trademark suits over what many of us would think are frivolous grounds.

BTW, I will not be buying any smart glass any time soon!