Microsoft demos "Sphere" - Surface computer prototype

At TechFest, Microsoft actually let the user get inside the “Sphere,” Microsoft's latest surface computing prototype uses a dome constructed from cardboard that serves as a giant display for all kinds of three-dimensional data. The main demo featured the dome acting as a planetarium using data from Microsoft's Worldwide Telescope project. But, researcher Andy Wilson also […]

At TechFest, Microsoft actually let the user get inside the “Sphere,” Microsoft's latest surface computing prototype uses a dome constructed from cardboard that serves as a giant display for all kinds of three-dimensional data. The main demo featured the dome acting as a planetarium using data from Microsoft's Worldwide Telescope project. But, researcher Andy Wilson also showed the dome as a good backdrop for other things, such as video conferencing or mapping. Since it operates in the dark, the new surface computer relies largely on speech commands and hand gestures for navigation

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