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New Touch Screen Technology Works On Any Surface
2013-07-10 18:03:51

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New technology developed by a group at the Nanyang Technological University allows any surface to become a digital touch screen. The technology uses sensors and web cameras to pick up contact -- even a light touch -- on the surface. The technology, once released, will be accessible to a large audience. It uses low-cost sensors and low-cost web cameras to make any surface sensitive to touch. Researchers say that any surface including a...

2009-03-16 06:45:00

It was announced at the South by Southwest Festival that the second generation of Microsoft's Surface computing device is only two or three years away. Creator Joe Olsen stated that the contrivance is only in the development phase. "They haven't even got to point where they are going to commercialize," he said. Chris Bernard, user experience chair for Microsoft, did not authenticate a release date for the gadget. Surface is a multi-touch computer likened to a table, complete with a flat...

2009-03-02 07:00:00

Growing network of partners develop innovative new experiences for Microsoft Surface. HANNOVER, Germany, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at CeBIT, Microsoft Corp. announced expanded commercial availability of Microsoft Surface to 12 select markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and has broadened its developer partner ecosystem to support those additional markets with local, relevant content. Previously available for purchase by companies in the U.S. and Canada, Microsoft...

2008-07-01 12:00:28

It's the computer that almost wasn't. Microsoft's Surface -- a touch-sensitive table that could redefine the way people interact with machines -- got its start in company research labs five years ago, though backers considered putting the project on ice several times. Engineers wanted to build technology that would let users tell a computer what to do by moving everyday objects, such as a digital camera or a game piece, around the screen's surface. Yet some managers viewed the system as an...

2007-05-30 03:00:00

By JESSICA MINTZ SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. has taken the wraps off "Surface," a coffee-table shaped computer that responds to touch and to special bar codes attached to everyday objects. The machines, which Microsoft planned to debut Wednesday at a technology conference in Carlsbad, Calif., are set to arrive in November in T-Mobile USA stores and properties owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Surface is essentially a Windows Vista PC tucked...

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