We have seen an earlier patent application by Microsoft that had something to do with a skin sensing bezel on a potential tablet down the road, and here we are with yet another patent application by the software giant, where it could be used to help prevent a teenager’s phone from being able to make an outgoing phone call while one is driving, or to prevent audio from emanating from a phone’s speakers while one is within a movie theater. The whole idea of this patent does sound as though it would come in handy not only for teenagers, but for adults as well. After all, how many times have you seen and heard an adult’s phone ringing while one is at the movies? This patent is called “Quiet Time” for obvious reasons.
The patent application does come with its fair share of diagrams that does a bit of explaining. For instance, a block could be placed on a phone depending on the time period, and Quiet Time could also come in handy at places of worship, at the library , or at venues of business that would need its fair amount of peace and quiet. What do you say to Quiet Time, parents ? Yay or nay?