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#1 cyberfox2004



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Posted 30 May 2007 - 16:51

Microsoft has just announced its Surface Computing technology, a project that has been kept under wraps for five years.

Microsoft's tabletop PC--reach out and touch.

There's no mouse or keyboard needed for Microsoft's new tabletop computer called Milan, which is entirely controlled through touch.


I just want to say wooow for this amazin tech.

#2 xispe



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Posted 30 May 2007 - 17:30

The file transfers between the phone and the camera are so amazing!

#3 Gabureiru


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Posted 30 May 2007 - 17:48

Damn!, talk about star trek :)

#4 lawtai


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Posted 30 May 2007 - 19:34

heh yea, that's pretty sweet.

#5 kawasabi



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Posted 30 May 2007 - 19:44

Very nice indeed.
Sure hope it's not running on vista!

#6 halcyoncmdr


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Posted 30 May 2007 - 20:09

I remember a year or so ago a similar presentation with multi-touch technology. But I don't think that presentation had wireless data transfers built-in. Definitely a different type of computing... :D

#7 PT 13

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 20:15

Amazing :o

#8 DrBroccoli


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Posted 31 May 2007 - 00:39

Where's the wireless? My video just had Painting > Photos > Menus > Paying?

#9 Mordkanin


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Posted 31 May 2007 - 00:40

Where's the wireless? My video just had Painting > Photos > Menus > Paying?

When you put the zune on it, or put the camera on it, both were communicating wirelessly.

Sure hope it's not running on vista!

Why would you say that? In any case, I believe it's been said that it runs on top of Vista somewhere else.

#10 Leddy


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Posted 31 May 2007 - 03:16

That object recognition is cool!

#11 calimike



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Posted 31 May 2007 - 03:25

More video with Bill Gates himself!!!

#12 bdsams


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Posted 31 May 2007 - 18:22

i could see this being a coffee table in my house some day...

i could then see my dog running across the table and buying 10k worth of stuff

#13 Buu



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Posted 31 May 2007 - 18:29

This was NOT originally created my Microsoooft. It is a modification of a this- >

#14 Lycan


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Posted 31 May 2007 - 22:20

^ Microsoft didnt say they invented this technology. I've seen the video you're referring to and others before too. Microsoft is the first to come up with real world applications interacting with it. They will actually launch this product this year in the range of 5k-10k if i remember correctly (couldnt find back the source). Thats very affordable for big companies. The years later there should be variations coming up being more affordable for the average consumer. Who would've thought we are going to get this kind of innovative technology so soon? Credits to Microsoft this time!