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The latest trend in computer interaction is touch. From Jeff Han's now famous demo at TED where multi-touch user interfaces got their first big public airing to the impending iPhone launch, everyone's thinking of innovative ways to control their machines just using your fingers. Microsoft is no exception—today they've announced the first product from what they're calling their Surface Computing group, a tabletop computer for retail outlets that's been code-named Milan. And we've got a hands-on report, with photos and video—right after the jump, of course.

It's an acrylic table that's 22 inches high, with a 30-inch horizontal display. Remember those tabletop arcade games in bars in the 80s? It looks something like that. Inside, there's a PC running Vista, a projector, and an array of cameras that track objects and touch on the surface of the screen. With a little special programming sauce, it all comes together in a very slick experience...
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Very cool. Saw Han's demo a while back, guess he's been trying to sell it for a while and finally someone bites. Go figure, it's MS.

My question is, can it OC? More importantly, when do the interactive -adult- games come out?

EDIT: Sorry, semi-double-post.
http://www.overclock.net/news-overclockers/195133-microsoft-surface.html
    
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thats sooo 'jetsons'.

Nice find, can I have 3? ...please?
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I'm wondering when they will merge this with the organic screens and try to accomplish one of those Minority Report type transparent screens. SO CLOSE!
    
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lol...no ish'.

*off topic, have you seen the Microsoft 'smart kitchen'? Just place a bag of grocery's on the counter, the in home computer will automatically scan and inventory all of the items, by weight and quantity into its inventory system. It can even recommend recipes and show step-by-step directions, through a projector, right onto your counter-top.
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OK so picture this you go to a store or a friends house that has one of these and you set your camera down on it, forgetting of course the night before where you and your significant other had some fun with the camera......
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OK so picture this you go to a store or a friends house that has one of these and you set your camera down on it, forgetting of course the night before where you and your significant other had some fun with the camera......
LOL!
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^^ insta-broadcast of streaming 'home-pr0n' across all of the TV's in the house! Boy, could that ruin someones day...fast. ROFL
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OK so picture this you go to a store or a friends house that has one of these and you set your camera down on it, forgetting of course the night before where you and your significant other had some fun with the camera......
Actually, I've heard that Verizon has already placed orders for these to be used in their stores, because they can be programmed to show off their phone specs if you just set them on the screen.

With how many people have nudie pics on their cell phones, lol... that could be bad.
    
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I read about this yesterday I think....and watched the videos on www.microsoft.com/surface (I think)...they're pretty cool...

but HOW FRIGGIN USELESS is this for a normal computer? Honestly...lol.

Who's gonna be throwing pictures around all day?
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I read about this yesterday I think....and watched the videos on www.microsoft.com/surface (I think)...they're pretty cool...

but HOW FRIGGIN USELESS is this for a normal computer? Honestly...lol.

Who's gonna be throwing pictures around all day?
Well, I could see a lot of fun games being developed using the touch screen, personally.

Even Sudoku, Solitaire or Mahjong would be more fun if it were on a touch screen.
    
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