No moving parts, but I am electric and I can be touched and stroked – what am I?

It’s is difficult to get me exited about new technologies these days, but still plenty of it around. Then ever so often, something comes along that makes me think “hummm, that has real potential”.

Microsoft SurfaceThis month has seen the arrival of ’s all new product ‘Surface’. This is not quite what you may be thinking. It isn’t a new kind of operating system, software or anything else you will already be familiar with. In fact, it has no moving parts because you are the moving parts (don’t worry, is not about to turn us all into cyber men).

Surface is the available surface computer from Microsoft. It turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, interactive surface. The product provides effortless interaction with content through natural , touch and physical objects. In essence, it’s a surface that comes to life for exploring, learning, sharing, creating, buying and much more. Soon to be available in restaurants, hotels, shops and anywhere else, this experience will transform the way people shop, dine, entertain and live.

Surface computing breaks down traditional barriers between people and technology, changing the way people interact with all kinds of everyday content, from photos to maps to menus. The intuitive user interface works without a traditional mouse or keyboard, allowing people to interact with content and information by using their hands and natural movements. Users are able to access information either on their own or collaboratively with their friends and families, unlike any experience available today.

Microsoft Surface – Teaser

Microsoft Surface – The Possibilities

For more info, head over to for some better uses of the technology. I really do look forward to seeing this whilst out and about, and in my home in the not to distant .

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