The demo applications Microsoft has shown so far for its Surface touch-tabletop system — ordering drinks, sharing photos by dragging them and finger painting — have left me cold.
But at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, Microsoft is discussing and demonstrating some different Surface application prototypes that seem somewhat more compelling.
During his CES keynote [1, 2, 3], Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates showed off a snowboard-customization demo that indicates the kinds of interactive retail applciations which might shine on Surface multi-touch systems. Microsoft issued some talking points about the demo, claiming it “provides a clear solution to common consumer pain points,” including (according to Microsoft)[...]
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