Microsoft Plans to Revolutionize Interface Technology With "Surface"

"Surface takes user involvement with digital media to the next level"

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Microsoft Surface takes user involvement with digital media to the next level

Imagine if you had the ability to manipulate media with hand gestures, or walk into a restaurant and order your meal and drinks via the interactive table (OK - so some sushi bars in Japan already have this technology).

Well ladies and gentlemen it seems the development team at Microsoft have been watching Minority Report with the introduction of Surface.


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Microsoft is looking to make the same breakthrough in interface technology today that the mouse did back in the 1980s with "Surface." Surface, which will be demonstrated today at the Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference, provides instant interaction between people and digital content using hand gestures on a touch screen.

"With Surface, we are creating more intuitive ways for people to interact with technology," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said. We see this as a multibillion dollar category, and we envision a time when surface computing technologies will be pervasive, from tabletops and counters to the hallway mirror. Surface is the first step in realizing that vision."
In its current form, Surface is incorporated into a 30" display mounted into a table. This allows user involvement to expand beyond just one person. Surface is capable of recognizing input from not just one finger, but multiple up to dozens of inputs simultaneously.

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There are numerous possible applications for this technology and Microsoft wish to bring this to the mainstream.

Do you think this technology has a future? Discuss this in our forum 
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01-04-2006, 18:28:52

NoL
Thanks! Also you have a PM Tec.

EDIT: Tec your inbox is full....?

01-04-2006, 23:58:08

FragTek
haha welcome officially again mate :p

:wavey:

Keep on postin' and makin' OC3D teh most gamstarific place to hang out on the net :)

02-04-2006, 00:02:50

Tec
No its not NoL

02-04-2006, 03:04:39

Jim
Nice one NoL, its great to have you fully onboard ;)

02-04-2006, 03:32:20

NickS
:)

Nice one m8. I'm over at HWA but theres never any posts so I really never visit there. I'm a member at so many forums :(.

My top 3 are prolly XS, OC3D, and CPU Magazine. Post count in order from greatest to least, GPP, OC3D, CPU, XS.

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Nick

02-04-2006, 05:21:58

Kempez
Nice NoL good to have ya here full time. :)

02-04-2006, 15:53:11

NoL
Between more phase stuff and an x850 CE on the way, I think your going to love me some more soon. ;)

02-04-2006, 16:24:37

FragTek
w00t, when does it all come in d00d?

02-04-2006, 17:27:39

NoL
Soon, and as soon as I send out the $200 MO.

05-06-2006, 12:11:49

Stranger
Hello :wavey:
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