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This is at once pretty cool and also very, really, incredibly silly and dumb. But that’s not a bad thing! Here’s Lenovo’s Horizon desktop computer. It’s half Minority Report, half newjack board game. Oh, and also a full Windows 8 all-in-one computer.
Microsoft has promised us that the Surface tablet, coupled with Windows 8 will change the way we use tablets. That boldness is now translating into the company’s designs. Whether it’s the gorgeous Windows Phone 8 UI, the UI formerly known as Metro and the crazy keyboard case accessory for the Surface. So how are we meant to interact with all this new Redmond tech? With the new Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse, of course.
Gesture control as we know it is rudimentary at best. But a new San Francisco startup called Leap Motion has just announced a new 3D motion control system that its claims is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market—and it’s set to cost just US$70.
Devices like the Windows Surface have been in development for what feels like an age, and delivered very little. Now 3M Touch Systems is showing off a 46-inch prototype touchscreen table at CES that allows up to 60 touch points, and sounds like it might actually be useful.
My desk is boring. My walls are boring. My windows are boring. I need to liven them up by turning them into musical instruments that detect and recognise my touch. Fortunately, that’s cheaper and easier than it sounds.