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Microsoft's launches Multi-Touch 'Surface' Table

Bill Mc Coy
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microsoft launches a surface computing device. i think this is a glimpse of how pc in future will look
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anyway looks cool!
Andrew Monkhouse
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Looks like the multi-touch screen displayed at the Ted Talks in Feb 2006.

It's good to see something tangible coming from that. With both Microsoft and Apple developing to this technology, we may get to see more and more touchscreen interfaces.

Is the Microsoft product available (I haven't heard anything) - if not, any rumors as to when it might become available?
Deepak Bala
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Looks cool !


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Andrew Monkhouse
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Found the answer to my own question - Microsoft have said end of this year. So looks like Apple will beat them to it with the iPhone interface.
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Looks kinda cool, but my back and upper shoulders are already sore from looking at the pictures of the guy hunched over the device. Is an input mode that requires use of the whole upper body really viable for long term use?

Though it'd be awesome as a game board.


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Andrew Monkhouse
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[QB]Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
Looks kinda cool, but my back and upper shoulders are already sore from looking at the pictures of the guy hunched over the device. Is an input mode that requires use of the whole upper body really viable for long term use?
I could see it being used in a draftsman's table format.
[QB]Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
Though it'd be awesome as a game board.
Yes, it was interesting that the early adopters seem to be the casinos in Las Vegas.
 
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