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Ars Technica Posts New Video Of Microsoft Sphere

Microsoft’s Sphere project has been shown on video before. This new video posted on Ars Technica demonstrating the Sphere shows a more detailed look at the software with a brief description about how the software is integrated into the Sphere. The graphic below illustrates the necessary hardware to create the Sphere experience.

  • Photo Browser: basic drag-and-drop movements as well as the two-finger resizing of photos that users come to expect from multitouch.
  • Video Browser: videos can be manipulated exactly the same way as photos, both when stopped or while playing.
  • Object Auto-Rotation: pushing an image with a finger not centered on the image will cause it to rotate while it slides away.
  • Circular Menu: The menu for the Sphere’s software, accessible by holding down both hands on top of the Sphere for a second. In this video, the menu contains the following options: RoundTable, Videos, Photos, Painting, Pong, Globe, and Navigation.
  • Send-to-Dark-Side: placing a hand facedown on an object will send it over to the opposite side of the Sphere.
  • Live omni-directional camera: the Sphere can provide an outward view outside of itself, which includes its surroundings and the user.

 

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