Microsoft Research Labs have brought us some great things over the years-the 2 big ones at the minute being the Microsoft Surface table and also the Roundtable Video Conferencing Device, but that isn’t all. NetworkWorld have got an article on “10 Microsoft Research Projects” but I’m just going to take a look at the one that really interests me:
I hadn’t seen anything about this one before but it looks pretty cool, like a cousin of the Surface more than anything. You can type directly onto it via standard keyboard, write on it via an interactive whiteboard, manipulate images using multi-touch, play videos and more. You could have, for example, 16 people all armed with keyboards sitting around it collaborating on an article, thesis, new song or whatever you can imagine really.