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Microsoft Buys 3D Chip Maker

Microsoft loves to go on about the future potential of what is called "natural user interface" or NUI. Although NUI includes technologies such as voice recognition and computerized transcription, Microsoft -- among other companies -- has been just as committed to the idea of using gestures in three-dimensional space to control systems. In fact, it's so committed it just bought a company to help it more forward.

Microsoft has confirmed that it has reached an agreement to acquire a small California firm that specializes in 3D sensing technologies.

Sunnyvale-based Canesta announced the purchase by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) on its website Friday. What Microsoft gets for its money includes 44 patents, as well as many others that Canesta has filed for, regarding its single-chip 3D sensing platform.

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Microsoft Buys Natural User Interface Firm