Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jul 2012 01:24 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft and Perceptive Pixel Inc. (PPI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire PPI, a recognized leader in research, development and production of large-scale, multi-touch display solutions." Yes, Jeff Han is now a Microsoft employee. This demo still amazes me - from 2006. Before the iPhone. Before Android. Before the iPad. Remember that the next time you wind up in a discussion about who supposedly invented what.
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RE[6]: I built one too!
by zima on Tue 17th Jul 2012 23:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I built one too!"
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Of course; the microphones would need to be throughout the thing, interpreted through quite a bit more complex model (maybe also aided by most of the case being one solid shell relatively isolated from the insides, or maybe a structure with "sound barriers" at the edges to limit round-trips of sound, or maybe different surfaces of the device having slightly different texture hence also sound) - but I imagine it would be doable, and not significantly harder (and, what particularly matters: not significantly more expensive in mass production)

But ultimately, only one way to find out - experimental research ;)

Edited 2012-07-17 23:52 UTC

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