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    new touchscreen computer—a coffee table that will change the world

    I thought this was amazing!!


    a touch table computer http://www.popularmechanics.com/tech...y/4217348.html


    Microsoft Surface: Behind-the-Scenes First Look (with Video)

    The software giant has built a new touchscreen computer—a coffee table that will change the world. Go inside its top-secret development with PopularMechanics.com, then forget the keyboard and mouse: The next generation of computer interfaces will be hands-on.



    The product behind the Milan project is called the Microsoft Surface, and the company's unofficial Surface showman is Jeff Gattis. He's a clean-cut fellow who is obviously the veteran of a thousand marketing seminars. He spoke in sentences peppered with "application scenarios," "operational efficiencies" and "consumer pain points" while he took me through a few demonstrations of what the Surface can do. One of Gattis's consumer pain points is the frustrating mess of cables, drivers and protocols that people must use to link their peripheral devices to their personal computers. Surface has no cables or external USB ports for plugging in peripherals. For that matter, it has no keyboard, no mouse, no trackball — no obvious point of interaction except its screen.

    Gattis took out a digital camera and placed it on the Surface. Instantly, digital pictures spilled out onto the tabletop. As Gattis touched and dragged each picture, it followed his fingers around the screen. Using two fingers, he pulled the corners of a photo and stretched it to a new size. Then, Gattis put a cellphone on the surface and dragged several photos to it — just like that, the pictures uploaded to the phone. It was like a magic trick. He was dragging and dropping virtual content to physical objects. I'm not often surprised by new technology, but I can honestly say I'd never seen anything like it.

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    Re: new touchscreen computer—a coffee table that will change the world

    that is ridiculously amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: new touchscreen computer—a coffee table that will change the world

    Oh my gosh!! I love stuff like this. Incredible!

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    Re: new touchscreen computer—a coffee table that will change the world

    Interesting. Looks very similar to the interactive coffee table in that casino that Sir Clinksalot had in his Vegas report a while back, but this is more advanced. Don't remember what casino that was though...




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    Re: new touchscreen computer—a coffee table that will change the world

    Quote Originally Posted by penguinsoda View Post
    Interesting. Looks very similar to the interactive coffee table in that casino that Sir Clinksalot had in his Vegas report a while back, but this is more advanced. Don't remember what casino that was though...
    LOL - I was thinking the same thing pengy! (wow, great minds think alike! )

    That's too cool Karla - thanks for sharing with us! Hehe, I want one. Really, really want one.
    She did it!


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    Re: new touchscreen computer—a coffee table that will change the world

    My hubby showed me this the other day and I'm pretty sure I saw him almost crying in joy over it! I started to tell him about the Clinks casino table thingy but he wasn't hearing me - he just kept clicking different things to share!
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    Re: new touchscreen computer—a coffee table that will change the world

    That's an amazing table!


    This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.

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    Re: new touchscreen computer—a coffee table that will change the world

    that was mind-bottling!
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