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: I built one too!
by Morgan on Tue 10th Jul 2012 08:01 UTC in reply to "I built one too!"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

I have a small glass-top computer desk that is screaming to be used as a multitouch input device. It's slightly larger than the glass panel in the demo that Thom linked (which was freaking awesome btw).

I'm picturing an interface similar to what you see in a lot of sci-fi themed anime, where the glass surface changes to reflect whatever type of input you need at the time: Keyboard, vector manipulation, musical instrument, etc.

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