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    News - Microsoft unveils Omnitouch, the touchscreen for any surface

    Microsoft showcases new multitouch technology.
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    Re: News - Microsoft unveils Omnitouch, the touchscreen for any surface

    Giieefff!!

    That is awesome. Surely the future, just needs that unit shrunk by a factor of about 50...
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    Re: News - Microsoft unveils Omnitouch, the touchscreen for any surface

    As a proof of technology that's remarkable. It'd make something like the Mozilla Seabird concept phone a genuine possibility. Sure the actual device isn't practical at the minute, but the technology is obviously functional, and I'm sure plenty of people will have the vision to productise it in the future...

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    Re: News - Microsoft unveils Omnitouch, the touchscreen for any surface

    Pretty cutting edge. Just wait and soon we'll have a unit that's 1/1000th the size of that implanted into our heads!

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    Re: News - Microsoft unveils Omnitouch, the touchscreen for any surface

    I wonder if microsoft will make anything of this though.

    They had demos of surface for years, and just let apple and others take over the touchscreen space.... still amazed they cancelled courier as well.
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    Re: News - Microsoft unveils Omnitouch, the touchscreen for any surface

    Looks to me like another lab project that makes us WOW but never gets marketed.

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    Re: News - Microsoft unveils Omnitouch, the touchscreen for any surface

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    I wonder if microsoft will make anything of this though.

    They had demos of surface for years, and just let apple and others take over the touchscreen space.... still amazed they cancelled courier as well.
    Not entirely.

    Most of this sort of research will find its way into something eventually. I suspect a lot of the work that went into Surface fed into things like Kinect. This is the case with virtually all tech demos - they're almost never good enough to be a product in their own right, but you'll often find aspects of them in other pieces of work later down the line.

    What I do get annoyed about is when they ditch good products like the Zune HD

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