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Discussion in 'General' started by vetlel, 5 Jun 2007.

  1. vetlel

    vetlel What's a Dremel?

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    I am sure i have seen it somewhere before

    Surface

    I remember it then being a non microsoft developement though.

    If this is posted in the wrong forum, please delete, move or morph...
     
  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    It was developed elsewhere, but not quite the same. Microsoft Surface has 5 cameras as well as the projector behind it.

    The other (more expensive method) uses Total Internal Reflection to detect multiple touches so it's more touch screen like.
     
  3. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    that is soooooooo kl!!!
     
  4. alastor

    alastor Minimodder

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    Multitouch technology and UIs are getting so much cooler with every iteration...I want.
     
  5. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    As far as i know that is amazing, but old news... search multitouch on youtube and watch. Now, how long before Bill wants a patent. And wants to screw anybody else over that makes a better solution??
     
  6. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    This isn't just multitouch, it's also image/object recognition. Plus, the surface of this is durable and can be replaced.
     
  7. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    No doubt the Microsoft technology is already patented alongside Apple patenting their own. There're plenty of different multitouch iterations already developed or in the process and they'll all be protected no doubt by their respective developers. What interests me most about Microsoft's over the others is the ability to recognise the tags on the devices (can't remember the names) but they seem to have put the technology to the best use so far; the iPhone looks a bit weeny compared to this, especially with the bar features and mobile phone sales kiosk.

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  8. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    very interesting...... :D
     
  9. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    Very swish I like the wireless bits.
     
  10. Valo

    Valo Minimodder

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    i've seen similar thing, but by sony, and it used a bit different approach - there were small square-ish puzzle like things, that you could put and arrange in any flavour and they would interact with each other, creating really usable interface

    it's called sony revolution, link here:

    http://gprime.net/video.php/sonyrevolution
     
  11. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Or you could just build one yourself. Sure it's only a synthesizer(sp?) but it's the first step and it's open source to boot. Uses the same principles though.
     

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