Microsoft Introduces Multi-Touch Laptop

Following right on the heels of Microsoft’s Surface Table, the folks at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, have developed a prototype of a multi-touch laptop. Here’s a short video from Steve Hodges, Manager of Microsoft’s Sensors and Devices Group, presenting his new toy. Enjoy the show! Advertisements

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Seven tips to get on the good side of your system administrator

I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I find it incredibly annoying when non-tech people assume that system administrators are walking computer encyclopedias. With this in mind, here are a few pieces of advice that will get you a few extra brownie points from your favorite system administrator: 1- Asking questions about how to […]

TED 2007: Bumptop desktop is a beautiful mess (Video)

Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a fresh user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3D extreme. In this physics-driven universe, important files finally get the weight they deserve via an oddly satisfying resizing feature, and the drudgery of file organization becomes a freewheeling playground full of crumpled documents and clipping-covered “walls.” Worried […]

HP Builds World’s Largest Multi-User Touchscreen

Back in May, at the D5 conference, the folks at HP have demoed the world’s largest multi-user touchscreen. This marvel is 16′ wide by 8′ tall and displays videos, photos, music, games and even some real time RSS feeds. Enjoy the show!

The Readius: Gadget / Reader with roll-up display coming soon

By Rob Dunn Contributing Writer, [GAS] From the desk of Gene Roddenberry (remember those cool PDAs in ‘Earth: Final Conflict’ – or am I the only one that watched that show?) comes a product featuring a paper-thin display…and it’s coming sooner than you think. While the concept of flexible displays has been around for a […]

Electronic paper that talks to you

Just imagine yourself going to the grocery store one day, and while picking up a certain kind of cookie package, the product would start talking to you, trying to sell you the idea that these particular kinds of cookies are the best ones you will ever taste. How would you react? Something like this could […]

TED 2007: Microsoft Seadragon and Photosynth

Just watch and be amazed. Microsoft’s SeaDragon project will change the way you look at photos forever. Seadragon is an incubation project resulting from the acquisition of Seadragon Software in February. Its aim is nothing less than to change the way we use screens, from wall-sized displays to mobile devices, so that visual information can […]

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Video Interview at D5

Here is a video presenting the highlights of the joint onstage appearance of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs at the D5 Conference that took place yesterday near San Diego, California. For those of you who are interested in watching the full interview (Over an hour long), keep on reading.