updated 04:35 pm EST, Wed December 7, 2011
Microsoft to bring beaming to future Windows gear
The so-called squirting functionality of the first-gen Zune could come back in future Microsoft-powered devices such as PCs, tablets, smartphones and the Xbox 360 using near-field tech. Files could be beamed using NFC, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct pairing, frequent rumor source MS_Nerd tweeted. This would be yet another step in Microsoft's attempt to unify the experience across its devices, with the first step being the Metro user interface.
Sharing files between nearby devices quickly and efficiently without pulling them down from a cloud service is more efficient. This could include photos, music, videos, and documents.
A demonstration of how beaming between Microsoft's hardware would look is below. [via LiveSide]