Popular Mechanics gets under the surface of Microsoft’s new platform

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If the official Microsoft video of Surface Computing didn’t whet your appetite, perhaps this one from Popular Mechanics will. I think that most mainstream folks are missing the concept of object interaction with this platform; there’s a great example of it in this video when a picture is taken with a digital camera and the image is quickly brought to the surface interface via WiFi. The drop of a cellphone onto the platform followed by a quick drag of the image wirelessly transfers the image to the phone without the user jumping through hoops. Hey, maybe we should get one of these to replace our favorite application: ActiveSync! ;)

(via Paul Terry Walhus on Twitter)

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jc

Well I for one am truly impressed, not only is this really cool, for the first time in 30 some years of existence microsoft has had a truly original thought!

Chrisboff

Reminds me of the Desk of the doctor in ‘The Island’

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