Amazing Microsoft Surface

Today it happened to look at http://www.microsoft.com/surface. It is a innovative next generation user interface for day to day. Microsoft says about this in their press release:

The launch of Microsoft Surface marks the beginning of a new technology category and a user-interface revolution. Surface, Microsoft’s first surface computer, provides effortless interaction with digital content through natural hand gestures, touch and physical objects. Surface computing breaks down traditional barriers between people and technology, changing the way people interact with all kinds of everyday information — from photos to maps to menus.

If you don’t get any clue from the above press release, just visit http://www.microsoft.com/surface.

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6 comments

  • I finally got to play around with one of these in person. I was impressed by how accurately it detected input from multiple users.

    While a large number of the apps are only for technology demonstration purposes, it is easy to see how this could indeed become a ubiquitous appliance in many commercial settings. Maybe we’ll see initial adoption by the end of this year? (2008)

    Here are some videos from units on display at MIX 08 including a Snow Board Customization App.
    http://www.4tay.com/blogs/Adam-Parker/Microsoft-Surface-Demonstration-at-MIX-08/1/1/701/

    This sure has come a long way from their sample unit in Redmond. Only thing left is a good/quick way of capturing user input (text).

  • Cool Microsoft! This is how we want you to work: inventing new cool stuff instead of stealing from others.

  • Surface > iPhone.

    Except in the “portability” category.

  • Hi dosnlinux,

    >All the people in the videos are sitting on couches and booths slouched over a table…

    that’s why it is aimed at restaurants, Mobile shops… :-) you don’t spend long hour computing there. MS is not projecting it as replacement for desktop immediately. In future this may lead to different interface aspect of desktop computing.

  • One thing I noticed about MS Surface. All the people in the videos are sitting on couches and booths slouched over a table. That’s got to be horrible on your back. (not to mention neck)

    Ergonomics aside, it looks cool, but it’s certainly not anything original.

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