Surface Computing Laptop

Mari Silbey —  June 22, 2007

If you don’t think a Microsoft Surface Computing coffee table is going to fit in your living room, have no fear. The Microsoft Cambridge team is working on a prototype Surface Computing laptop. See the video scenes above of the prototype in action. These snippets are from a longer five-minute video, but I figured our ADD readers would appreciate the shorter excerpts. (courtesy of Gotuit’s Scenemaker app)

Remember, though, Microsoft isn’t the only company working on multi-touch computing. A while back we wrote about Perceptive Pixel and its infinitely cool touch-screen, Minority-Report-like demo. While reading an actual hard copy of MIT’s Technology Review magazine, I learned that Perceptive Pixel already has a defense contract in hand. Figures. Defense always gets the best toys.

One response to Surface Computing Laptop

  1. Are the sensors human tongues?