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percysnow
05-30-2007, 02:55 PM
the future is here. . .


this new computer called Microsoft surface. . heres a link there r a couple videos on the bottom. .

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/317737_msftdevice30.html#vids

heres another link

http://www.brightcove.com/title.jsp?title=933742930

Jayhawkerman2001
05-30-2007, 04:12 PM
Holy shit thats gonna be expensive. But if i had umpteen millions of dollars, id get at least 3 of them in my home, lol. I love how easy the controls look.

Mr. Laz
05-30-2007, 04:25 PM
where's the 3 sea shells?

Bill Parcells
05-30-2007, 04:32 PM
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I embedded it for you.

listopencil
05-30-2007, 04:39 PM
It's cool but I want a giant globe instead of a coffee table.

listopencil
05-30-2007, 04:40 PM
...or a holographic display.

KcMizzou
05-30-2007, 04:40 PM
Unrelated, but cool...

Sony's new paper-thin, flexible TV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYjZ5ZaeHBc&mode=related&search=

Coach
05-30-2007, 04:49 PM
Hopefully it's liquid resistant. I mean, it'd be quite a shame to see someone accidently spill coffee/pop/water and that thing self-destruct.

Bill Parcells
05-30-2007, 04:59 PM
Unrelated, but cool...

Sony's new paper-thin, flexible TV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYjZ5ZaeHBc&mode=related&search=
That's pretty damn cool.

KcMizzou
05-30-2007, 05:01 PM
That's pretty damn cool.Yeah, I can't really think of a practical use for it, but it's cool.

Bill Parcells
05-30-2007, 05:04 PM
Yeah, I can't really think of a practical use for it, but it's cool.
You could wipe your ass with it on a field trip, I suppose.

listopencil
05-30-2007, 05:04 PM
Yeah, I can't really think of a practical use for it, but it's cool.

Business and military. Any situation where you have to deal with a lot of information.


And interactive pr0n.

Thig Lyfe
05-30-2007, 05:08 PM
Holy crap on mom's shoes... that surface computer looks amazing.

chiefsfan987
05-30-2007, 07:03 PM
They were showing it on the news today. Pretty cool.

Simplex3
05-30-2007, 08:46 PM
Leave it to MS to take an accurate and specific system and reduce it to "uh, that big looks good-ish". The photo bigger, smaller, spinning thing is a dumb example.

Add to that the fact that you're going WAAAAAAY out of your way to make the tool work in a way that is less efficient than if you had just learned how to use it correctly and it's a nifty gadget, not an instrument of change.

Valiant
05-30-2007, 08:56 PM
There is a bar with a interactive bar-top, depending on what you put on it... Acts different with hot and cold stuff...

Also, FPS will be cake...

DaFace
05-30-2007, 09:06 PM
I saw a video demonstration of this almost a year ago, and I'm pretty sure it didn't have the Microsoft name on it. Just can't find the damn video...

KcMizzou
05-30-2007, 09:09 PM
I saw a video demonstration of this almost a year ago, and I'm pretty sure it didn't have the Microsoft name on it. Just can't find the damn video...I'm pretty positive it's not a fake, if that's what you mean. It's been on many "reputable" news sites.

DaFace
05-30-2007, 09:15 PM
I'm pretty positive it's not a fake, if that's what you mean. It's been on many "reputable" news sites.

No, I know it's real. I'm just saying that it wasn't Microsoft's idea (as if that wasn't obvious).

jjjayb
05-30-2007, 10:13 PM
And the I hate Microsoft, Bill Gates is the debil crowd starts trickling in....

Deberg_1990
05-30-2007, 10:15 PM
Ill wait for the Linux version...

DaFace
05-30-2007, 10:24 PM
And the I hate Microsoft, Bill Gates is the debil crowd starts trickling in....

Eh, I don't have anything against Microsoft. I've never even used Linux and haven't touched a Mac in years. But this wasn't a Microsoft invention.

Douche Baggins
05-30-2007, 11:51 PM
We're there.

http://www.pixelbeat.org/ms_mirth/data.gif

AZORChiefFan
05-31-2007, 01:03 AM
I saw a video demonstration of this almost a year ago, and I'm pretty sure it didn't have the Microsoft name on it. Just can't find the damn video...
Is this it???

TED (http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/65)

Virtua Chief
05-31-2007, 01:52 AM
Is this it???

TED (http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/65)

That guy seemed to have even more control at his fingertips than the Microsoft people, and that was almost a year and a half ago! Microsoft did have the wireless thing going on with the camera and stuff. With this tech and the iPhone coming, we are headed straight for Minority Report and 1984 and the Matrix. You heard it hear first.

ChiefsFan4Life
05-31-2007, 05:35 AM
Is this it???

TED (http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/65)

Yes. Jeff Han created the original prototype as shown in the video. It was a while ago (about a year) and people went crazy over it then. However, Microsoft took his prototype and commercialized it, something Han couldn't do on his own.

Pushead2
05-31-2007, 06:03 AM
It's cool but I want a giant globe instead of a coffee table.

Then you can plot to rule the world.

Simplex3
05-31-2007, 06:36 AM
And the I hate Microsoft, Bill Gates is the debil crowd starts trickling in....
:deevee:

Poor multi-billion dollar company. Some people don't love them after MS spent years screwing them.

morphius
05-31-2007, 07:05 AM
Yes. Jeff Han created the original prototype as shown in the video. It was a while ago (about a year) and people went crazy over it then. However, Microsoft took his prototype and commercialized it, something Han couldn't do on his own.
Which is pretty much how MS "innovates" technologies...

DaFace
05-31-2007, 08:05 AM
Is this it???

TED (http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/65)

That would be the one. Thanks for digging that up!

Fish
05-31-2007, 08:09 AM
Yes. Jeff Han created the original prototype as shown in the video. It was a while ago (about a year) and people went crazy over it then. However, Microsoft took his prototype and commercialized it, something Han couldn't do on his own.

Jefferson Y. Han
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jefferson Y. Han is a research scientist for New York University's (NYU) Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and one of the main developers of an "interface-free" touch-driven computer screen. The screen is based on "multi-touch sensing," which is similar to existing touch-screen interfaces but able to recognize multiple points of contact.

Jeff Han also works on other projects in the fields of autonomous robot navigation, motion capture, real-time computer graphics, and human-computer interaction.

He presented his multi-touch sensing work in February 2006 at the TED (Technology Entertainment Design) Conference in Monterey, California. TED released the video online 6 months later and it spread quickly on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp-y3ZNaCqs

Han has founded a company called Perceptive Pixel to develop his touch screen technology further, and he has already shipped touch screens to parts of the military.

Han studied computer science and electrical engineering for three years at Cornell University before leaving to join a start-up company to commercialize the CU-SeeMe video-conferencing software that he helped develop while an undergraduate at Cornell.

Guru
06-09-2007, 08:45 PM
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