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Microsoft Surface – OMG

Steve pointed me over to this tonight and I am amazed.

I feel like I have become a bit of a Microsoft evangelist of late, but my recent discoveries of their products have blown me away.

Check the screen shot out and look at the online demo.

  1. Dave Kinsella says: November 26, 20074:41 am

    I saw this a while back looks like a nice idea although prohibitively expensive for the time being. There are two main technology ideas here – sensing compatible devices when ther are placed on the surface and multi-touch screen interactions.
    The iPhone would appear to be the first mass-appeal multi-touch screen device although it only allows two touch points. Jeff Han’s work is some of the nicest that I’ve seen (http://cs.nyu.edu/~jhan/ftirtouch/).
    The future certainly looks touchy-feely.

  2. paul.fabretti says: November 26, 20075:06 am

    I had heard that Mototorola were putting lots of money into creating feedback with touch-sensitive devices (i.e. there was a small pulse that indicated your choice of button).

    The new LG Viewty seem to have a graphical representation of the effect, but without the feedback.


  3. Dave Kinsella says: November 26, 20071:04 pm
  4. Ryan says: December 6, 200711:04 am

    Paul – as I’m sure you’ll find out soon the Viewty does have feedback with the touch screen. It’s called Haptic feedback. I hope you enjoy it!

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