If you frequently use Wi-Fi tethering with your Windows Phone to get an internet connection on your latop or Surface, Microsoft’s latest patent might allow you to be able to do it for longer without burning through your battery.

A patent named “Power Saving Wi-Fi Tethering” was spotted by the British news site Express. It describes an intelligent software that analyzes and predicts your usage patterns and how often you need an internet connection on your tethered device. When the software’s analysis concludes that you don’t need a tethered connection it will signal to your Windows Phone that it is time to not work so hard and take a break. But if you go back to needing a Wi-Fi connection, the software will theoretically wake your phone back up to seamlessly provide a connection...


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