Microsoft Research Unveils Codex Project

Microsoft Research's Ken Hinckley has unveiled a prototype device based on two OQO Model 02s running together.

Named "Codex", Hinckley believes it's the future for gadgets as "dual-screen devices have become the subject of increasingly elaborate internet fantasies. Now, rumors about an Apple "Brick" device have stirred up dreams of future tablets, such as the alluring One Laptop Per Child v2.0 concept photos.

Nintendo invested in their dual screen gaming device the DS Lite which has become very popular in all markets. Dual screen computing is common in businesses and is known to increase productivity so perhaps a dual screen device isn't a bad idea for the future?

View: Microsoft Research Blog

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From what study is it "known" to increase productivity? I know of many studies that have shown that (1) multi-tasking environments decrease productivity (and in the case of talking on cell phones while driving, it is even deadly--much worse than driving while intoxicated), and (2) the human brain can not multitask. When someone appears to have a good ability to "multitask" it really just means they have a good working memory.

Yes and no, the human brain can keep the focus only in a specific "spot" at once. So, no matter the case, you can't read/calculate or do many focused task at the same time.

but exist the subconscious, the subconscious can do repetitive and automatic task for example "to breath", "to walk" and such. The advantage of the subconscious is the speed, is way fast. And you can "pre-program" the subconscious to react to a specific stimulus or a specific sense.

So, you can control one screen using your brain (or conscious) and to react to the other screen using your subconscious (for example a flash or blink screen).