Monday, July 31, 2006

Portable Surface Computer

This PlayAnywhere technology allows anyone to set this projector and camera combination down and then interact with any surface. The examples in this video include interacting with objects on the surface, dropping a digital camera on a surface and uploading images or videos that you can move with your hands, and moving around a map (Virtual Earth) with your hands (scrolling and zooming). It turns your surface into multi-touch computer screen!!! Some of this will remind you of the computer that Tom Cruise used in Minority Report. This technology comes from Microsoft Research.

As a bonus, this video also features a compass that points you to the nearest Starbucks!!


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