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Old 16-06-2007, 07:50 PM   #1
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you really need to check this out... COOL doesnt even begin to describe it!

http://www.break.com/index/really-co...echnology.html
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Old 16-06-2007, 08:25 PM   #2
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Great...but it is from Microsoft???
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Old 16-06-2007, 10:22 PM   #3
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That is unbelievable... and a little scary. You will have to think twice about resting your digital camera, PDA, cell phone, and perhaps even your laptop on any surface in the future.
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Apple’s (real cool) iPhone already uses that technology...check demo here:

http://www.apple.com/iphone/phone/
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Old 16-06-2007, 10:58 PM   #5
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Neat link. The price will have to come down more than a little for me to jump on the bandwagon, and preferably with a choice of phone service providers. Still, the 'gee-whiz' factor is pretty darn high!
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Here is the main link for Surface
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Old 17-06-2007, 07:40 AM   #7
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"Coffee table is watching"
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Old 17-06-2007, 09:56 AM   #8
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"Coffee table is watching"


You know, I had the same thought!

Still way cool, but as the price comes down and this tech becomes common, I also wonder about the potential of employers and information gatherers learning more about me than I really want. The ability to pull info out of cameras and the like is a two edged sword.
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Old 17-06-2007, 10:04 AM   #9
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Didn't want to say it Cricket, but you've hit the nail on the head, the same thing occurred to me. It sends shivers down my spine, but I want one, of course.
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Old 17-06-2007, 10:38 AM   #10
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Technology, crikey when real life catches up with sci-fi so soon, and yes cool and somewhat scary does not begin to start to describe it.
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Old 17-06-2007, 03:32 PM   #11
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I enjoyed those videos! Very cool. I especially enjoyed the easy way the maps were controlled and where they drag the bills to the credit card on the table. Nice.
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I am pretty sure there will be some sort of security authentication required. For example, disable bluetooth or wifi on your phone, and it wont talk to the table.

It is a neat looking idea.
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Old 23-06-2007, 08:42 AM   #13
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funny parody on the above video

http://www.break.com/index/microsoft...gy-parody.html
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Old 24-06-2007, 04:52 PM   #14
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and it wont talk to the table.
So it'll be talk to the table 'cos the hand ain't listening ?
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Old 24-06-2007, 10:09 PM   #15
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this is all scary stuff,technology certainly is moving very fast.but you wouldn't say no to one would you?
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