Amnesia Razorfish’s mobile mashup with Surface and more

The team from Amnesia Razorfish in Australia have brought some cool new device interaction to Microsoft Surface. Amnesia Connect allows “instant and seamless sharing and transfer of any content such as photos, music or embedded apps between multiple handheld devices using a Microsoft Surface table using a single gesture.” It’s what we call a “lens”…

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Microsoft Surface at TEDx Redmond

This past weekend, I had the privilege of demoing Microsoft Surface to 600+ primary school kids at TEDx Redmond. I use the term demo a bit loosely, because for anyone who has worked with Surface and kids, you’ll know that they just kind of take over themselves. The photograph on the right is what you…

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Surface at WIND Mobile stores in Canada

WIND Mobile has deployed 20 Microsoft Surface units throughout their mobile stores in Canada last month. Surface is running the “Power of Conversation” application, a consultative tool which allows customers to compare devices and plans side-by-side, helping to identify the options that work best for them. Information is made available quickly, clearly, and in one…

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Losing touch? Feeling isolated with technology?

How does Microsoft Surface improve the immersion you once felt with your computer? Are you too connected, and only see your family via Tweets and Facebook updates? Eric from the Microsoft Surface team and Darren, Nathan and Josh from Stimulant chat about these topics in the fourth of the five part video series.- Eric P.S. Part…

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Why is Microsoft Surface horizontal?

Let’s talk about form factor, and what impact it has on users when working with Microsoft Surface. Microsoft has said we expect every surface in every room will be a computer someday. Why is Microsoft Surface horizontal then? The video below, part 3 of the 5 part series, I talk with Stimulant about the horizontal form…

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What is NUI?

When it comes to Microsoft Surface, there is always talk about natural user interface (NUI). I’d imagine that there are a fair number of people out there who don’t understand what NUI is, or maybe have some mis-conceptions about what it is. In the video below, I get our friend’s at Stimulant’s take on the…

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Conversations about Microsoft Surface

A little while back I had the good fortune of visiting Stimulant in San Francisco. The visit provided me with two fun demos.. Tone Grid and the Wii balance board mashup. While I was there, I also filmed some casual conversations talking about Microsoft Surface and more. I’m now ready to share them with you….

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Stimulant labs mashup with XRay of an iPhone with Microsoft Surface

Want to see something cool? Stimulant, who previously brought us the Wii balance board mashup, shows us yet again they have no shortage of imagination. This time, they were inspired by the Microsoft Research project, Second Light. The basic premise is that the iPhone allows the user to see through the image on Microsoft Surface’s…

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Nintendo Wii balance board and Microsoft Surface mashup by Stimulant

Before we bid adieu to 2008, I thought we could take one more look at the Nintendo Wii balance board mashup that Stimulant did a while back. You can see the original demo video and I also chatted with Josh and Darren while out in San Francisco in the video below. One of the great…

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Stimulant's Tone Grid

I was recently visiting at our Microsoft partner Stimulant. These guys have been working with Surface for a while now, and bring a San Francisco to the mix. The first demo I have is of Tone Grid. Josh says it’s a music sequencer inspired by games like Electroplankton for the DS and the fun sequencer…

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