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Submission + - Microsoft announces Multi-Touch coffee table

An anonymous reader writes: MacScoop reports: "Microsoft announced its first device which uses the Multi-Touch technology also present in the iPhone. It's not a digital media player, it's not a mobile phone, it's neither a TabletPC, it's a coffee table!" An impressive video on PopularMechanics.com demos the technology.
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Submission + - Microsoft announces table-top computing O/S.

Organic Brain Damage writes: Now your coffee table can be a computer. Microsoft Surface straight from the horse's whatever

Estimated market delivery winter 2007. I like the hot girls putting their Zune's on the surface and dragging music into them. The problem of which way a person is oriented makes the whole thing more complex.
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Submission + - Microsoft announces table-top computer

Wooster_UK writes: Microsoft have announced that they have invented a table-top computer, which they're calling (with all the originality they could muster) Surface. The big deal is that this table-top computer is inside, rather than atop, the table, with the screen forming the table's surface. It features touch-sensitivity with multi-touch capacity, and interaction with devices like mobile phones placed in contact with it. According to the BBC, corporate clients will be the first purchasers, with obvious applications in places like casinos, phone shops and coffee houses. The online demonstration site is here.

Comment Re:Microsoft are correct (Score 1) 435

I don't think he is correct -- or at least we don't know. I mean, textedit in OS X can view word docs, so it's pretty likely that functionality will be there. Apple's supposed to be working on a good spreadsheet app, and that will certainly open Excel docs, so it's possible that functionality will make it to the phone too. That might take a while though, who knows. Plus with a full browser, iPhone users can head over to Google Docs and Spreadsheets for that stuff, and soon that will have a Powerpoint replacement as well.

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