Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Oct 2007 21:53 UTC
Microsoft Ars has taken a look at Microsoft's Surface. They conclude: "Although I already knew approximately what to expect when I was invited to the Microsoft campus to play with Surface, the experience of actually touching and using the unit exceeded my expectations. For a device still very much in development, it was remarkably smooth to use. Some people will look at Surface and claim that it does nothing that hasn't been tried before: computers with touch screens have been around for years and have already found niches in ATMs, ticket ordering machines, and restaurant point-of-sale devices. This view largely misses the point of the product. Like most projects, Surface takes existing technology and presents it in a new way. It isn't simply a touch screen, but more of a touch-grab-move-slide-resize-and-place-objects-on-top-of-screen, and this opens up new possibilities that weren't there before."
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by A.O.K. on Mon 1st Oct 2007 22:38 UTC
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Finally I can play pac man the way it should be.

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RE: Pac
by tyrione on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 02:15 in reply to "Pac"
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I'll see your PacMan, raise you Ms. PacMan and let's not forget, Galaga/Galactica or Defenders.

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RE[2]: Pac
by axilmar on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 11:20 in reply to "RE: Pac"
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...and Tehkan World Cup!!! (imagine playing subbuteo like that...)

...and billiards/pool!!!

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RE[2]: Pac
by Phloptical on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 17:10 in reply to "RE: Pac"
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Screw Pac-Man.....Missile Command would rule!!!

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