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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Cool Gear - Microsoft Surface ....

Me Likey!

I remember way back in the day, when I learned how a geometry trick on how to find a circle from any given three points, as long as those points were not in a straight line. Days later I was a STAR in my mechanical drawing class when I could put this method to use in a practical setting. Something clicked that day. Something made me realize that seemingly unrelated things could be brought to work together and when this happens it is awesome. Of course back then I was plunking on an apple IIe at school and writing basic drivel on my C-64 at home.

Finally computers are starting to come to this revolution. Bringing streaming media, commerce, art, all to the table (no pun intended) in a graphical user interface that is just

as natural and rearranging stuff on your desk.

If you have not seen this yet, it is the coolest thing since … ever!

You can see it in action *here* ß caution…. Long video.

See more photos *here* (thanks engadget)

Sure, this is not the first multi touch interface we have seen but this one seems to be in the near future as high end production units are slated to go out to casinos and other commercial venues. Not to mention the apple iphone new touch based interface, but get this:

It seems natural, in the way you interact.

This prototype can detect a Bluetooth enabled device, like a phone or camera and when you set the device on the surface it can pull this images or media onto the surface for manipulation/viewing/listening.

It makes drawing/publishing/ scaling/cross media compilations childs play.
It can recognize your credit card, and calculate your bill. Drag drop, throw in a tip and place your order.

Pay attention tech gurus: This is the tablet interface I have been wanting. This is what I have been waiting for and the sooner you get it into a laptop I can afford, the better. Please, please, please, this is important. I need this.


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