Surface

  • Sony does Surface-like photo transfers

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Hey, look at this doodad. It’s similar to a near-field technology feature that Microsoft showed off a while ago with its Surface technology except this is from Sony. You basically drop your camera on top of that cube, which is actually a media storage device. The cube senses that your camera is there and… Read More

  • The Truth That Dare Not Speak: The CES Keynote Sucked

    The Truth That Dare Not Speak: The CES Keynote Sucked

    Another year and another keynote speech at CES tops the headlines on Techmeme. The team over a CrunchGear did a good job under the circumstances live blogging Bill Gates and others from Microsoft as they spoke on stage, but it’s a speech no one is yet seriously telling the truth about. The Microsoft keynote at CES sucked. Sucked is not a word I usually throw around with glee abandon, but… Read More

  • Microsoft delays Surface technology

    Microsoft delays Surface technology

    Microsoft had hoped to get its Surface technology up and running by the end of the year. It’s now not going to be ready until Spring of 2008, which doesn’t surprise me a bit. This has been happening a lot lately. Before you ask me if and why I hate Microsoft so much, let me tell you that I’m typing this using Microsoft software on a Windows Vista computer. I’m not a Mac… Read More

  • Microsoft Reader Optimized for Origami, All Five Origami Lovers Rejoice

    Microsoft Reader Optimized for Origami, All Five Origami Lovers Rejoice

    I thought UMPCs had gone the way of the Tablet PC and polio, but not so. Apparently Microsoft has just rewritten its Reader application for Origami, allowing at least a VW Beetle-load of people the opportunity to read ebooks in all their magical, blazing glory. Next: MineSweeper redesigned for maximum Microsoft Surface compatibility. Product Page via Origami Project Read More

  • Microsoft's Surface: The Truth

    It’s not an iPhone, it’s a bigass table. via FurryGoat Read More

  • Microsoft Surface Parody Video

    Great parody video of the recently announced Microsoft Surface Computer. “One day, your computer will be a big-ass table.” Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Microsoft Surface Not Just a Touch Screen

    PatentMonkey: Microsoft Surface Not Just a Touch Screen

    With the news of Microsoft Surface announced, we found detail behind how the technology might work. During the Popular Mechanics interview, Microsoft noted that the display uses a series of IR sensors to detect objects on the surface providing controls of objects. A recently published Microsoft patent application provides further insight (and images) on how these sensors work. Read More

  • The BTOD

    The BTOD

    Couldn’t resist. Sorry. via Coverhunt Read More

  • Top Ten Cool Potential Surface Gadgets

    Top Ten Cool Potential Surface Gadgets

    Just to beat a dead horse into the ground, here are our top ten picks for potential Surface interactvity gadgets, in no particular order. 1. Zune — Clearly the Zune is a no-brainer for the Surface device. You drop on your player, connect wirelessly (for the first time since you bought it, even!) and start caring and sharing your music and movies. What could be cooler? Come on, iPod. Read More

  • All the Surface Coverage You Ever Wanted

    All the Surface Coverage You Ever Wanted

    Now that Microsoft is leading us into a strange, table-shaped, and surprisingly dirty future, what does the blogospher have to say about it all? While we all know that this thing will probably never — in its current “cool thing at the mall” form — land in our homes, we’re excited nonetheless. Striding boldly into the chasm between man and machine is not an easy task… Read More

 
  • Microsoft Mystery Solved: It's 'Surface'

    Microsoft Mystery Solved: It's 'Surface'

    As of 12:01 EST, we know the identity of Microsoft’s mystery guest. It seems that Redmond is launching Surface — an interactive “desk” that can sense styli and objects and interact with other devices using RFID and other wireless protocols. Told ya so. It will be available in Harrahs and Starwood Casinos as well as in select T-Mobile stores. That’s right — you… Read More

  • Microsoft Announces Surface Computer

    Microsoft Announces Surface Computer

    At the D: All Things Digital conference Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will unveil Microsoft Surface, the first in a new category of surface computing products from Microsoft that will “break down traditional barriers between people and technology”. A Surface computer is able to recognize physical objects from a paintbrush to a cell phone and allows hands-on, direct control of… Read More