30 May 2007
microsoft just announced that they are going to commercially release a smart surface product called "surface
". it consists of a 30" lcd screen one an acrylic surface that is a multi-touch surface. no idea about price except that it will start to appear in hotels and cafes.
the best thing about it, in my opinion, is the ability to detect devices. i'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with rfid or anything, it is just that the touch screen is calibrated to detect a device surface and then connects to it via wifi or bluetooth to establish it's identity. at least that is what i think, i don't know how they would identify multiple devices though?
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