Microsoft NEW Technology Microsoft Surface
Microsoft Surface Codename as Milan, is a multi-touch product from Microsoft which is developed as a software and hardware combination technology that allows a user, or multiple users, to manipulate digital content by the use of natural motions, hand gestures , or physical objects. The multi-touch interface allows the user to have hands-on control of photos, music, maps, and more. The coolest feature I liked was the photo resizing and stacking that is similar to Macintosh’s Apple iPhone’s zoom gestures.
Key Attributes of Microsoft Surface
- Direct Interaction: Users can actually “grab” digital information with their hands and interact with content by touch and gestures, without the use of a mouse or keyboard.
- Multi-Touch Contact: Surface computing recognizes many points of contact simultaneously, not just from one finger, as with a typical touch screen computer, but up to dozens and dozens of items at once.
- Mulit-User Experience: the horizontal form factor makes it easy for several people to gather around surface computers together, providing a collaborative, face-to-face computing experience.
- Object-Recognition: Users can place physical objects on the surface to trigger different types of digital responses, including the transfer of digital content.