Microsoft Surface


Unveiled at CES 2011, Microsoft Surface 2 now features “PixelSense technology that can recognize up to 50 simultaneous touch points, as well as objects placed on top of the screen.” Video after the break. Click here for more pictures of the interface.

The first system to run on Surface 2.0 will be the Samsung SUR 40, which runs on a powerful AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core CPU, running at 2.9GHz, along with an AMD Radeon HD 6700M GPU with DirectX 11 support.

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In this Surfacescaps demo, you’ll see a “walk-through of the current build of [their] proof of concept for a Dungeons & Dragons experience on the Microsoft Surface.” Continue reading for the video.

Doubtful that I’ll reignite my fleeting elementary school passion in playing a tabletop RPG or be able to afford a Microsoft Surface unit any time soon, but a cool application regardless.

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For a hefty $9,999 on eBay, you could purchase a Microsoft Surface Developer Unit right now. According to the seller, “each developer hardware unit includes one Surface Software license, consisting of Surface Platform runtime 1.0 SP1 software, Windows Vista Business SP1, the Surface SDK 1.0 SP1, and five seat licenses to the Surface SDK 1.0 SP1 Workstation Edition software.” Auction page. Video after the break.

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The Microsoft Surface touch table is ideal for marketing purposes, persons with deep pockets and/or to play Ruse, a real-time strategy game by Ubisoft. Continue reading for an amazing tech demo.

This video demo of Ruse running on a Microsoft Surface is 4:23, and I watched every second of it in complete amazement.

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Arriving in a 275-pound crate that needs to be pried open with a crowbar, these pictures show the first official Microsoft Surfacing unboxing. Click here for more.

Inside, it look like the unboxing of many other gadgets, just a lot bigger. This sucker is huge. I still kind of want one, as impractical as that would be.

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Surface Table

Microsoft’s Surface Table has hit the i-Bar inside the Rio, Las Vegas. Unfortunately, like most bars, you need to be 21 or older to enter. Video after the break.

See all those beautiful people? You don’t know them. And pushing your specs up the bridge of your nose while seated in front of Microsoft’s Surface won’t change that.

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Now that you’ve heard the news about AT&T’s partnership with Microsoft, check out a live demonstration of the AT&T Surface technology. Continue reading to watch. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Being able to throw down a phone or two and get specs, review plans, and compare features is simply jaw-droppingly cool, though what really got us was another feature that AT&T has apparently been tossing around as a future possibility: device-to-device transfer

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Microsoft announces the availability of its Surface technology at select AT&T stores nationwide beginning April 17th. According to the company, “shoppers in New York, Atlanta, San Antonio, and San Francisco will be treated to what amounts to the novelty of learning about a device by simply placing it atop the Surface.” Click here for first picture in gallery.

They’ll also have the ability to explore interactive coverage maps. Later, users will be able to drag ringtones, graphics and video and drop it into “the phones.”

[via engadget]