A peek inside Microsoft Research reveals Tom Cruise's technology today!

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We dropped in at Microsoft Research (MSR) to get a look at the potential for today’s technologies long before they ever evolve into products. Andy Wilson’s Play Anywhere prototype uses a clever combination of a projector, a camera, and a computer to develop what is probably the most intuitive human interface for digital information yet (Minority Report anyone?). Andy showed us the Coffee Compass, which could certainly become a popular in-car hack.

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      akaBigWurm

      Play anywhere looks like what Bill was talking about at the last CES. Its pretty amazing.

      Coffiee Compass? No comment

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      akaBigWurm

      Play anywhere looks like what Bill was talking about at the last CES. Its pretty amazing.

      Coffiee Compass? No comment

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      Maxwell2

      Cool. I´d like to be able to use Photoshop with that tech. Smiley
      A lost keyring (with keys obviously) compass would be interesting.

      Great stuff Bill & Laura.

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      Maxwell2

      Cool. I´d like to be able to use Photoshop with that tech. Smiley
      A lost keyring (with keys obviously) compass would be interesting.

      Great stuff Bill & Laura.

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      Mike Sampson

      I got to see this at a recent MS tech show and it's crazy awesome.

      Good to see some of the stuff that research does see the light of day.

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      Sampy
      I got to see this at a recent MS tech show and it's crazy awesome.

      Good to see some of the stuff that research does see the light of day.
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      Rafael Nieves

      This has so many possible applications it's insane. Now all they got to do is shrink the whole package down to the size of a cell phone and ship it tommorrow so i can use it.

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      Rafael Nieves

      This has so many possible applications it's insane. Now all they got to do is shrink the whole package down to the size of a cell phone and ship it tommorrow so i can use it.

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      Rafael Nieves

      Coffee compass.... well... if you could make it find my freaking keys and remotes I would buy one.

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      Rafael Nieves

      Coffee compass.... well... if you could make it find my freaking keys and remotes I would buy one.

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      Prelsidente

      I never thought it was Laura that was filming... Nice work

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      Prelsidente

      I never thought it was Laura that was filming... Nice work

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      kryptos

      Thats really cool..... the onlt issue is the lights have to be off to see the images......

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      kryptos

      Thats really cool..... the onlt issue is the lights have to be off to see the images......

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