Microsoft Launches Surface Computing

Microsoft Surface Computing

Microsoft has launched an ambitious new way of computing, Surface Computing, very much like what we saw in the movie “Mission Impossible” which starred Tom Cruise, except that instead of glass panels (which presumably can also be done) the computing surface will be restaurant tables or hotel lobby desks.

Microsoft has partnered with Harrah’s Entertainment, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and T-Mobile USA to showcase the new technology called Microsoft Surface.

Surface enables users to actually “grab” digital information with their hands, interacting with content by touch and gesture, without the use of a mouse or keyboard.

The horizontal form factor also makes it easy for several people to gather around surface computers together, providing a collaborative, face-to-face computing experience.

What is not clear at the moment is how the image is projected onto the tabletop. Would it be like using a touchscreen monitor as a tabletop (in which case that would be blah), or is it an entirely new technology that offers a real new experience?

[Site: Microsoft Surface]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP 35mm Film Camera w/Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 - Works picture
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP 35mm Film Camera w/Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 - Works
0Pentax Spotmatic SP 35mm Film Camera with SMC Takumar 55mm f1.8 Lens from JAPAN picture
0Pentax Spotmatic SP 35mm Film Camera with SMC Takumar 55mm f1.8 Lens from JAPAN
Lot 5 SLR Camera Bodies for Repair Display Parts Spotmatic Canonet Petri Yashica picture
Lot 5 SLR Camera Bodies for Repair Display Parts Spotmatic Canonet Petri Yashica
PREOWNED PENTAX HONEYWELL SPOTMATIC VIVATAR 49/MM SKYLIGHT (1A) SUPER-MULTI-COAT picture
PREOWNED PENTAX HONEYWELL SPOTMATIC VIVATAR 49/MM SKYLIGHT (1A) SUPER-MULTI-COAT
VTG 35 mm Camera Lot Pentax Spotmatic Olympus OM 50mm Sankyo Kohki 300 Lens Case picture
VTG 35 mm Camera Lot Pentax Spotmatic Olympus OM 50mm Sankyo Kohki 300 Lens Case