Microsoft Toying With Mobile Surface
Talk about mobility reaching new heights, how about Microsoft’s recent announcement the Mobile Surface PC. The company’s researchers have reportedly shrunk down their Surface tabletop computer into a pocket-sized package that essentially one-ups conventional touchscreen devices like Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
Hooked up to a small webcam and digital projector, the Mobile Surface computer demonstrated by Microsoft Research scientists at a recent in-house TechFest can create touch interfaces on any nearby flat surface -- or even more remarkably, in thin air.
A YouTube video filmed by TechFlash, a Seattle-based online news site, shows a researcher fooling around with the tech, playing electronic drums by tapping his fingers in the air on top of a mobile Surface computer's projection of drum icons.