Microsoft Surface The Magic The Power The Possibilities :)

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Frequently Asked Questions
May 2007

What is Microsoft Surface?
Microsoft Surface™, the first commercially available surface computer from Microsoft Corp., turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, interactive surface. The product provides effortless interaction with digital content through natural gestures, touch and physical objects. Surface is a 30-inch display in a table-like form factor that’s easy for individuals or small groups to interact with in a way that feels familiar, just like in the real world. In essence, it’s a surface that comes to life for exploring, learning, sharing, creating, buying and much more. Soon to be available in restaurants, hotels, retail establishments and public entertainment venues, this experience will transform the way people shop, dine, entertain and live.

How does Surface work?
At a high level, Surface uses cameras to sense objects, hand gestures and touch. This user input is then processed and the result is displayed on the surface using rear projection.

What is surface computing?
Surface computing is a new way of working with computers that moves beyond the traditional mouse-and-keyboard experience. It is a natural user interface that allows people to interact with digital content the same way they have interacted with everyday items such as photos, paintbrushes and music their entire life: with their hands, with gestures and by putting real-world objects on the surface. Surface computing opens up a whole new category of products for users to interact with.

What are the key attributes of surface computing?
Surface computing has four key attributes:
· Direct interaction. Users can actually “grab” digital information with their hands and interact with content by touch and gesture, without the use of a mouse or keyboard.
· Multi-touch contact. Surface computing recognizes many points of contact simultaneously, not just from one finger, as with a typical touch screen, but up to dozens and dozens of items at once.
· Multi-user experience. The horizontal form factor makes it easy for several people to gather around surface computers together, providing a collaborative, face-to-face computing experience.
· Object recognition. Users can place physical objects on the surface to trigger different types of digital responses, including the transfer of digital content.
How does Surface benefit consumers?
Surface breaks down the traditional barriers between people and technology, providing effortless interaction with digital content. Similar to the way ATMs changed how people got money from the bank, Microsoft is changing the way people will interact with all kinds of everyday content, including photos, music, a virtual concierge and games. Common, everyday tasks become entertaining, enjoyable and engaging, alone or face-to-face with family, friends or co-workers.

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  1. BlindFist Says:

    2007? i’m just findig out about this? in 2009? and only because i hd to google Bill Gates fr history day? STOP PROCRASTINATING MICROSOFT!

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  3. robertgadau Says:

    No, this no, but Asimo yes…you will see it come with the order :) )

  4. robertgadau Says:

    did you find out? ..i want it too :)

  5. rewill17 Says:

    I guess the Transformers is not just science fiction no more…these thing are coming and goint to get together and try to erminated de human race!

  6. vdoeschaal Says:

    i would slap her silly if u put her coffee on mine.

  7. GakkiSai Says:

    2007… 2007! Why are we not seing more of this!

  8. konj666 Says:

    whats the name of the opening and ending song???:D

  9. SonySasuke Says:


  10. Biglittlemonkey Says:

    Are u sure its not

  11. 0m3n1337 Says:

    I don’t see this coming to the average home user but it will probably first start out at casinos and rich hotels and as it becomes more popular go into bars and restaurants. If they can get this technology to be cheaper then this could be the next technological revolution.

  12. SonySasuke Says:

    At 2:58 “Entertainment Is Gay”

  13. fobulousfl1p Says:

    itll be cheap enough for everyone else soon enough… it’s technically a giant iphone…

  14. dogge95 Says:

    that song in the end and the beginning was so irritating!

  15. fossil98 Says:

    vegeta wot did microsoft say about its coffeeproof level its under 9000millionths !!

  16. 9uickbr0wn Says:

    Shit this thing is not useful nor practical , It is for the rich people who like showing off without knowing a fuck about the machine.

  17. isubaru2 Says:

    Elimintate the need for waiters, wtf! does this bring your food to your table then?
    tbh it looks like hard work, why move your arms about like your guiding a friggin helicopter into land when you can just click a mouse with one finger??!!

  18. Flaytality Says:

    If you screamed before, you would scare yourself to death now.

  19. Traditz Says:

    umm…. true… That gets me thinking what would gaming look like in the future??????????????

  20. cory44777 Says:

    how the heck does that even work is it supposed to make sense

  21. HilburnMcCormick Says:

    Very cool. This is a glimpse of things to come.

  22. Flaytality Says:

    HOW DO YOU PLAY CSS ON THAT??? That’s what my friend would ask


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