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Microsoft

+ - Microsoft Surface crashes during release demonstration->

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michaelwigle
michaelwigle writes "Reminiscent of the Windows 98 crash, Windows president Steven Sinofsky has his Surface device freeze on him while trying to browse with Internet Explorer. Interesting that his podium had a spare ready to go that he could grab quickly. I guess they learned something from the Windows 98 debacle..."
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Software

+ - Sun Releases Looking Glass 1.0

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michaelwigle
michaelwigle writes "Sun has just released Project Looking Glass 1.0. This new 3D user interface that not only works in Linux but also in Windows. Although there aren't many lg3d apps yet some of your Linux native apps may work but not Windows native apps. It's certainly a cool interface and worth playing with. Could this be a show that Sun is serious about getting on the desktop? Go to The Looking Glass Project Home for more info and download to Windows or Linux (Debian packages for Ubuntu Dapper are already available)."
Displays

+ - 3-D TV That Actually Works

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michaelwigle writes "From the article...
"I entered a conference room in Manhattan and a woman on the TV tossed a handful of rose petals out of the screen, where they floated in the air before my eyes."

Despite a lack of content for this new system it appears to have great potential. They are starting with advertising content for casinos and have already created software that grabs the 3D data from some FPS games and shows them in 3D."

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