Back in 2006, if you had a Zune 30 portable media player, you would probably remember the “squirting” feature which let you share tracks with your friends as long as you were connected to WiFi and within 30 feet of each other. Well, it looks like Microsoft will be bringing that technology back in the future – if rumors turn out to be true. According to a well known tipster, MS_nerd – Microsoft will be bringing back the feature to Windows Phone, Windows 8 and the Xbox in the future.
However, the feature will be renamed “beaming” (much better than “squirting” in my opinion), and will use NFC, Bluetooth, and WiFi Direct pairing to work. It looks like future Windows devices will be able to share files easily just by pairing up with each other. Check out a concept video of how “beaming” can be used.
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