Larry Larsen

Want to see a MultiTouch laptop?

Description

Channel 9's Charles Torre took a trip to Microsoft Research in the UK and got to look at some of our work behind MultiTouch laptops and LCD monitors. See the people shaping MultiTouch at Microsoft, the thought behind it, and what makes it different from Microsoft's Surface Computer.

Very cool video and technology, check it out.

The Discussion

  • dentaku

    Because Surface needs multiple cameras and a projector it makes it a rather specialized device. This is actually practical and in a form factor people can use.

  • dentaku

    Because Surface needs multiple cameras and a projector it makes it a rather specialized device. This is actually practical and in a form factor people can use.

  • Lord Zimbu

    With all the talk of resolution problems, controls being borrowed from NES, no innovation in PS3 and 360..

    Should consoles have a built in screen with multitouch?

    Which is an obsolete question.. as there might only be one console, no longer several incompatible platforms. If they have a mulitouch console (video touch panel of it's own) acting like a second daughter screen to your main screen (HDTV or LCD monitor), offering you extra controls, and always on guide for 360 and detachable mobile platform for gaming on the go.. hmm would be interesting.

    That multitouch panel could be Zune 3.

  • Lord Zimbu

    With all the talk of resolution problems, controls being borrowed from NES, no innovation in PS3 and 360..

    Should consoles have a built in screen with multitouch?

    Which is an obsolete question.. as there might only be one console, no longer several incompatible platforms. If they have a mulitouch console (video touch panel of it's own) acting like a second daughter screen to your main screen (HDTV or LCD monitor), offering you extra controls, and always on guide for 360 and detachable mobile platform for gaming on the go.. hmm would be interesting.

    That multitouch panel could be Zune 3.

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