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Don't go looking for a Microsoft Surface 2.0 Table under your tree this holiday season, unless you're a business that might want to install them in your casino, hospital or store.
Mary-Jo Foley at ZDNet reports that the Microsoft Research team behind Manual Deskterity is presenting the white paper on their work on Simultaneous Pen + Touch at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. As you may recall but likely have forgotte...
The talk lately is all about Tablets and Slates that's for sure. But if Microsoft's Principal Researcher Bill Buxton is correct, we might be seeing more multi-touch in the home about three years from now.
The widely-popular board game Settlers of Catan has gone high-tech with an officially licensed version of the game set to debut at Gen Con Indy 2010 on Microsoft Surface.
Pocket-lint has the exclusive scoop that Sony will be entering the surface computing arena this June with atracTable, an optical recognition-based system first seen at Vision 2009, developed in conjunction with Swiss company Atractsys. (more...).
Brown University is working on a project that is a perfect fit for a Microsoft Surface: digitizing the Garibaldi moving panorama.
If you've been itching to develop apps for Microsoft Surface but haven't had the thousands in loose change necessary to buy a Surface, you'll be happy to learn there's a new toolkit that lets you build apps from a Windows Touch PC instead. (more...).
I got to stop by the Microsoft Surface team's office yesterday in Redmond. They gave us a very thorough explanation of how the Surface works and then we got to play with some applications, games and testing tools. I've seen Microsoft Surface demos several times at te...
A group in the Netherlands called Intactlab has put together a snazzy-looking multi-touch table called Touchy Remix that takes surface computing in a couple of different directions. As you can see, unlike other systems, Touchy Remix is designed so you can pull up a c...
The Microsoft Surface Blog has a video demo of a novel interactive system that involves a little round monster eating bubbles off a Microsoft Surface...
In the south hall of the CES, Kodak hosted a massive booth to showcase their cameras and accessories. Wouldn't normally be a big draw for me, but then I saw the ginormous surface computing system set up like a waterfall and river through the middle of their showcase.
Microsoft Surface blog has posted that second part of their interview with the SurfaceScapes team, along with a new video demo of the project in action.
Remember SurfaceScapes, the group from Carnegie Mellon turning Microsoft Surface into the ultimate tabletop gaming system? I sent them some blog love in October? Ring a bell? If not, the gist is these guys are creating an interactive Dungeons & Dragons gaming experi...
Big news bubbling out of PDC (Professional Developers Conference) surrounding Microsoft Surface. First, the Microsoft Surface SDK Workstation Edition is being offered freely to everyone via the Surface.com website, though the hardware needed to see if your stuff works w...
A German company called Evoluce is going big with multi-touch - really big - by offering 47" HD LCDs, called The Evoluce ONE, capable of recognizing an unlimited number of points of contact via touch or pen.
Nerds rejoice!* A team at Carnegie Mellon University is taking gaming on Microsoft Surface to its logical end: as a dynamic, interactive board for tabletop gaming, starting with Dungeons & Dragons.
Microsoft's Surface is still an intriguing device. If it ever really gets put into wide circulation I think it can become a very interesting way for folks to interact.
The Gizmodo post where I saw this proclaims that this is what touch screens were invented for. I think they may be right. Very impressive. .
Ars Technica spoke to folks from design firm Teehan+Lax and Microsoft Surface Director of User Experience, August de los Reyes, to discuss the interface challenges facing Surface.
Looks like Asus wants in on some Surface-like action. Asus showed off its Seamless Experience concept at Computex, and if you think you've seen a lot of this before.
In this video InkShow, I take a quick look at the multi-touch applications that will be a part of the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7: Surface Collage, Rebound, Blackboard, Garden Pond, Surface Globe, and the Surface Lagoon screen saver.
OK, first you need to pony up the dough for a Surface Computer. No easy task there, but let's assume you've done that part. You might want to check out what the folks at Silicon Illuminated Active Peripherals (SLAP) are working on.
The healthcare industry is getting a lot of focus these days and Microsoft Surface is right in the mix of it. For our readers interested in healthcare and multi-touch, you might want to checkout Surface at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society HiMSS0...
I stopped by the Microsoft booth at Web 2.0 in San Francisco yesterday. Microsoft had several developers showing off their applications and I recorded a couple of demos.
Microsoft Surface is starting to stretch out its impact a bit by expanding into EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) markets.
The Surface team has been on a blogging roll lately and have published four really good articles and some videos you should take a look at.
I'm a huge fan of natural user interface technologies (NUI) such as pen, ink, touch, multi-touch, speech, etc. I especially love exploring the technical and usability issues that NUI present. As such, I've really been enjoying reading Point & Do - a website devot...
Ok - this is an absolutely cool app from Stimulant - place your iPhone on a Microsoft Surface, and then you'll see an x-ray type of picture on the phone.
This Sunday is all about football, food, and commercials. Fortunately, I'll be kicking back in my recliner taking it all in. For those blessed to have tickets, though, they'll also have to contend with the normal security issues that come along with such a high prof...
Dr. Neil Roodyn, a long time friend of this site and many in the Tablet PC space, met up with the Surface team to go over some new education centered applications built for Microsoft Surface.
We've done our fair share of unboxings here on GBM, but I don't think you've ever seen anything like this before: an unboxing of a Microsoft Surface. Checkout this Flickr photoshoot showing the Surface arriving in a huge crate to when the new owner finally gets to mo...
Not that I think a lot of folks have a ton of cash floating around to go buy a Bimmer, but using a Microsoft Surface computer to help pick out that next car is a natural fit for multi-touch and natural user input technology.
According to this posting at the Surface team blog, developers looking to get on the PDC special pricing on Surface units have a bit more time.
We linked to info on Microsoft's SecondLight the other day and now there's some video (albeit a bit dark) that shows off the technology.
Microsoft's Surface team has officially unveiled the limited $13,500 pricing for developers interested in taking Surface natural user interface development to the next level.