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!

sixth-sense-technology-mit

Continue reading »

Grab our free newsletter

Receive our latest articles in your email inbox completely free. Enter your email address below (no spam, we promise!):

We never disclose our readers' information without prior consent.

Tagged with:  

All thanks to a Gizmodo reader, Yves Milord, this absolutely hilarious picture was captured at this year’s CES.

Microsoft “goons” apparently hustled Yves immediately out after he snapped this shot, before he could do any more damage.

funny-microsoft-surface-pc-stopped-working

Continue reading »

Tagged with:  

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…

Continue reading »

Tagged with:  

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?

Continue reading »

Tagged with:  

Weighing at as much as 275 pounds, unboxing is probably the wrong word to be using. Uncrating as Gizmodo calls it, this huge bad boy as you can see in the pictures required the use of a crowbar in order to reveal what was inside. The pics are from the Australians of the Amnesia blog who received their pair of Surfaces via a delivery truck, apart from the outside which looks like a wooden package containing some sort of beast, thankfully everything inside is what you would expect…

Continue reading »

Tagged with:  

Just starting from yesterday a small number of Sheraton Hotels (in the US) were given the opportunity to have Microsoft’s latest invention, the Surface PC placed into their hotels. The Microsoft Surface tables will generally be available in lobbies for guests to use, play with and just generally check out. Too bad, at the moment this is limited to just the Sheraton Hotels of Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. But I suppose you don’t have to be a paid guest to hang around the machines in the hotel, if you live nearby, you could probably go check it out now as well.

The Surface will have some customized apps installed and will include:

  • CityTips – At the guests’ fingertips are the Surface 360-degree satellite maps and tools to search for local restaurants and bars, entertainment, recreation, shopping, transportation and services, such as banks and pharmacies. Guests can discover all a city has to offer by simply moving their hands across Surface.
  • Sounds of Sheraton – Microsoft Surface also serves as a lobby-based digital jukebox, enabling guests to create personal music playlists by choosing selections from Sheraton’s exclusive offering of Sony BMG artists, including John Legend, Kenny Chesney and Lauryn Hill.
  • Sheraton Snapshots – Guests can explore Sheraton hotels and resorts throughout the world by simply browsing the Surface photo library of Sheraton resorts and hotel properties to help them plan for future business or leisure travel.

Here’s a picture to remind you what the Surface PC looks like…

Microsoft Surface Pc Demo

I really wonder how long it will be before the first Surface PC arrives the UK…

Continue reading »

Tagged with:  

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.

Continue reading »

Tagged with: