A genius team of researchers at MIT takes us one step closer to living in the world where Tom Cruise played in Minority Report and had computers equipped with technology even fancier than that of the Surface PC (not so fancy anymore I guess). Sixth sense! Is it possible? The video after the jump is not to be missed!
The BMW Product Navigator is basically an automobile themed Microsoft Surface. By implementing Microsoft’s new technology, BMW hopes to enable prospective customers to build and customise their next bimmer (to a limited extent) rather than having to scroll around a garage looking for the vehicle with the colour that they’re hoping to see. To be honest, bimmers don’t have that much customisation and their colour range……? So I don’t know how useful this is, but it is a good excuse to get hands on with the Surface for some fun…
Here’s a little something to look forward to, a hack for Microsoft’s Surface PC in conjunction with Nintendo’s Wii Balance Board. This clever concept by Josh Santangelo was done using a physics engine he developed for MS Silverlight. In the demo video featured below, he rocks the hacked Surface from side to side while colored spots roll back and forth. Though the Surface is already a great piece of kit, this mod further creates more exciting opportunities for Surface to be used in a range of different functions, possibly in the near future?
Recently at the Panasonic Center, the company featured their latest product in the field of wall-mounted surface computing, the Digital Wall, the name may sound like a joke, but it definitely isn’t a mock up! As you will see in the video below, the screen performs well in terms of responsiveness and quality, just like Microsoft’s Surface PC. The Digital Wall has also been said to be considerably cheaper which is what all consumers will want these days, the only down side is that the Digital Wall isn’t multi-touch – that’s ashame especially when its got such a large screen! No further info as yet, but we’ll keep you updated.