Microsoft Surface (video)
CES 2011 in Las Vegas, the annual tradeshow has had some pretty astounding designs being shown off by companies. One of them and a good eye-catcher really, is the Microsoft Surface. This one uses a Samsung SR40 screen, thinner and a lot more versatile. The four inch thick Surface contains some pretty cutting edge technology, and can be mounted vertically or embedded in walls or kiosks, boasting a 40-inch high-definition screen with pixelsense technology turning each pixel into an infrared sensor. This allows the Surface to actually ‘see’ activity on its surface, keeping out cameras and such. Using gesture recognition, this one interacts with the user.
That’s not all. Simply placing a smartphone or a storage device on the Surface triggers automatic computer responses including transfer of digital content or the pulling up of device specifications! We’ve never seen a more intelligent surface before!