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Innovation, it seems, is alive and well at Microsoft. In the last few hours, we’ve taken a look at two projects from Microsoft Research – make sure you check out both Illumishare and the Holoflector; now, Microsoft’s Applied Sciences Group has shared a video of another project that combines Kinect technology with a transparent OLED screen, to create a transparent 3D desktop interface.

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Oh my... It's... Beautiful.

Edit: The interaction seems iffy, but since this is just in R&D, I'll forgive it.
Edited by Sooner348 - 2/29/12 at 10:40am
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I don't understand the transparency thing. why?

what about in a bright room?
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Wow that display is basically creating a hologram.
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Interesting indeed. I don't think it is very practical, but I suppose that remains to be seen.
     
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post #6 of 17

Took them 20 years to do this!... nah I know.

 

I'm surprise that the camera can still record at the correct screen perspectives. So each person has it own perspective views. That is impressive.

 
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Originally Posted by djriful View Post

Took them 20 years to do this!... nah I know.

I'm surprise that the camera can still record at the correct screen perspectives. So each person has it own perspective views. That is impressive.

Most of the technology we have today was conceptualized 30+ years ago. Xerox PARC had tablets in the 1970s.

Kinect for Xbox was a natural evolution to desktop interaction as well. Something tells me we'll see a glasses-free 3D desktop in the next version Windows that will use Kinect-Windows for head tracking.
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Seems like they have some cool tech that does... nothing. The way you have to reach up under the monitor seems pretty impractical. What if u need something at the top of the screen? You will never replace the mouse & keyboard if you like 50% productivity. For example I love my Tablet and it's touch screen but it takes 2x as long as my keyboard to browse the net for example. (As far as finding information etc, not load speed.)
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With the new version of the Kinect they are releasing this would make efficiency for many program go through THE ROOF. Can you imagine 3d Modeling with something like that???? This is one of the most important computer innovations ever.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ESP View Post

With the new version of the Kinect they are releasing this would make efficiency for many program go through THE ROOF. Can you imagine 3d Modeling with something like that???? This is one of the most important computer innovations ever.


Sculpt it with your fingers and 3D print it. thumbsupsmiley.png

 
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