Microsoft Surface

By Michael Flanakin @ 9:45 AM :: 3386 Views :: Technology, Microsoft :: Digg it!

A few days ago, Microsoft announced something that's been in the works for over a year, Surface. In its bare essentials, this is basically a touch-screen display on a table. Of course, there's a lot more to it than that. With a multi-touch display that can recognize items placed on it, the possibilities are tremendous. There's always room to grow, tho. And, with a hefty price tag of $5-10,000, don't expect to see this in any of your friends' homes any time soon. Most attribute this to a step in the direction of the interactive computer display used in the Minority Report movie. You should check it out at the official Microsoft Surface website (linked above). There are three short videos that'll summarize it for you pretty succinctly. If, on the other hand, you want more encompassing coverage, check out this video. There are a ton of pictures and videos strewn throughout the web, so if you want to see more, there's plenty to find. There are about half-a-dozen apps in the Channel 10 video and each are interesting in their own way. A few are simplistic, but there are some which could revolutionize how we live our day-to-day lives. Then again, that price tag comes into play here, so we'll have to wait a bit until we start to see some real apps out in the wild.