Sunday, February 3, 2008

Meet Microsoft Surface

Imagine a table, that was your computer. You could place objects on the table, like your camera or your mobile phone, and you could interact with them with your finger.

Once you put a camera onto the table, its screen would show you the photos on the camera. With these photos 'on the table', you could make a photo bigger or smaller, manipulate these photos, or - if you had another device on the table - you could drag the photo to the other device and it will be sent to that device.

You could have a large surface on your wall, which you could use to view graphs or chart, and manipulate them at the same time. Not just would one finger drag something around, but two fingers would let you make it bigger or smaller.

Your dream has come true.

Microsoft Surface, is a forthcoming Multi-touch product from Microsoft which is developed as a software and hardware combination technology that allows a user, or multiple users, to manipulate digital content by the use of natural motions, hand gestures, or physical objects.

It was announced on May 29, 2007 at D5 conference, and is expected to be released by commercial partners in spring 2008. Initial customers will be in the hospitality businesses, such as restaurants, hotels, retail, and public entertainment venues.

The posibilities for Microsoft Surface are endless, from interactive living room table, to your bedroom changing wallpaper. Although this computer will find a place in homes eventually, but with its $10,000 price, Microsoft aims to sell it to places such as casinos, hotels & restraunts.

And to learn even more about this great new invention, I highly recommend you watch this video from Popular Mechanics while they test all the aspects of Microsoft Surface, as well as talk to the guys behind the idea.

The new future, with Microsoft Surface.


  1. Bill gates house is literaly filled with hundreds of these gadgets, adn not just on furniture surfaces. The walls too!

    It automatically recognises who you are and adusts the decor, the photos/artwork displayed, the temperature, the lighting etc. to match your preferences.

    Allah Ya3teena wu ya3teek ya khaled.

  2. Wow, Its like watching startrek!

  3. Wesam: Indeed.

    Hani: That would be cool if all wallpapers were like that. I'd like to see Bill Gates house. Now that would be interesting.

    Bilal: But this is real!! :D