denoir writes: BBC has a story on Microsoft unvailing a table sized computer featuring a multi-touch interface. It's name is "Surface". Designed to do away with the need for a traditional mouse and keyboard, users can instead use their fingers to operate the computer. Also designed to interact with mobile phones placed on the surface, Microsoft says it will initially sell the unit to corporate customers. Multi-touch interfaces have been in focus recently, especially with the Apple iPhone featuring one.
Hennell writes: Microsoft has unveiled its new table computer, Surface/a> using a multi-touch interface it does away with the keyboard and mouse.
With a 30-inch screen, Surface will initially sell for between $5,000 and $10,000 (£2,525-£5,050). However, Microsoft said it aimed to produce cheaper versions for homes within three to five years. "We see this as a multibillion dollar category, and we envision a time when surface computing technologies will be pervasive, from tabletops and counters to the hallway mirror," said Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.
Fengpost writes: "Microsoft just luanched Microsoft Surface (http://www.microsoft.com/surface/). A multi-touch display user interface which can sense multiple finger input, multiple devices or even multiple credit card. The demo is set on top of a desk or table. It is intended for commercial use initially for business to interact with comsumer. However, the pure consumer use can not be far behind."
Probably, however does every good dead have to be without any reward? He is doing more than I or probably you can to help people and if he receives a benefit from that I think it is OK. You can also deduct your donations to any charities you've made (you have made some I right?) What goes around comes around, if he gets a tax break it is proportion to his generosity.