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When you touch Microsoft’s new tabletop Surface computer, you can feel the future of computing at your fingertips.


Touch is the new black when it comes to computing, but science fiction has always been fascinated with touch-based interfaces. Of the movies I’ve seen, Microsoft Surface reminds me most of the multi-touch surface used in the MI6 briefing at the start of Quantum of Solace where the agents follow a paper trail by moving documents around the screen.

Microsoft Surface lets you drag, flick, rotate and pinch to zoom in on objects – in some ways it’s like an iPhone the size of a coffee table, designed for several people to use at once. It handles more than 50 touch points, so half a dozen people can easily interact with Surface at the same time. There’s no such thing as “up”, so everyone gets an excellent user experience. (more…)


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