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May 30, 2007

Microsoft's Surface Computing Project

Popular Mechanics has done a feature about Microsoft's new surface computing project along with some details about new multi-touch displays being developed for military and industrial purposes. The developers think this will eventually "trickle down" (Reaganomics anyone?) into the consumer market, but their complexity, bulkiness and price currently restrict them to the higher-ups. However this technology is pretty amazing and is integrating a lot of other technologies into it.

Basically, it's a coffee table that doubles as a very high-end touch screen computer that more than one person can use at a time. The demo shows photo manipulation, maps, videos, but the applications can become much more far-reaching as the project develops. Something to watch for in the future!

[ http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4217348.html ]

Posted by Nathaniel at May 30, 2007 02:05 PM