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Microsoft's tabletop touch screen

Discussion in 'News' started by SimonV, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator


    Microsoft's tabletop touch screen

    At the end of May Microsoft launched a new product category: Surface Computing. Surface computing has been in development in the Microsoft labs for some five years under the code-name "Milan". At its core, Milan is a PC running Windows Vista, but forget the keyboard and mouse. Milan uses a 30-inch touch-sensitive display in a table-like form factor that enables multiple users to navigate the system's interface.

    "With Surface, we are creating more intuitive ways for people to interact with technology," Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer said. "We see this as a multibillion dollar category, and we envision a time when surface computing technologies will be pervasive, from tabletops and counters to the hallway mirror. Surface is the first step in realizing that vision."

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