The power of 3D interaction

Ok who has ever watched STAR WARS and wanted a 3D princess Leia Hologram? Holograms are often thought of as an optical novelty that can produce pretty 3D pictures, but they are capable of doing much more than that. One of my colleagues Dr Dave Brown has been continuing to explore natural user interaction with…

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Think Computer Science 2012

On the 11th December 2011,  the DPE Academic team exhibited at the annual Microsoft Research Cambridge Think Computer Science event held this year at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford.   A suitably expansive and fun  venue for the focus of the event – Inspiring 12-14 year old school children to “Think Computer Science” Our presentation…

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SUR40 Pixel Sense NUIverse Demo

  Jon Roskill and Steve Clayton join one of my colleague Dr Dave Brown at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2012 in Toronto for live a demonstration of the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense featuring Dave’s creation NUIverse.   NUIverse is simply an amazing example of natural user interface and highlights the unique properties…

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Windows Surface Slate/Tablet Announcements and changes to SUR40 branding

    With the announcement of Windows Surface devices see press release and new site which includes additional information including a video and images and the complete event video and announcement on Microsoft News Center. I just wanted to confirm that the current official Microsoft Surface product branding will change to the “Samsung SUR40 with…

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Best of Innovations 2012: Next Generation Microsoft Surface

Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface (SUR40) is now available for purchase through Samsung channel and reseller partners. The device, manufactured by Samsung, was selected as an International Consumer Electronics Show “Best of Innovations 2012” award winner. For updates, monitor Microsoft Surface. The Surface 2 SUR40 is considerably less expensive than the first-generation device. Apart from…

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The technology revolution consumerisation of IT and research opportunities

Last week the National Retail Federation (NRF) conference in New York took place last, showcasing some of emerging trends and innovation. The feedback from the event really made me start thinking about how are we positioning the consumerisation of IT within your teaching and research?  At the NFT Conference Razorfish demonstrated a beta version of…

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Samsung Surface 2 SUR40 a bit more about PixelSense

With Samsung accepting table pre-orders for January delivery and screen production now ramping up, it looks like I will be seeing a lot of the devices within teaching, learning and research in 2012. A number of UK universities have now placed pre orders for the SUR40 and it  looks like we may finally be moving…

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NUI and application interaction Bing maps and Bing Streetside view

I was at the University of York yesterday and had a quick conversation re: the opportunity of the Microsoft Kinect SDK and Bing maps. The conversation was specifically in relation to Bing Street Side View Maps and Open Street Maps and the interaction with a NUI using the Kinect device. This conversation was interested as…

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Surface 2.0 SUR40 SDK now available

On the 12th of July 2011 Microsoft released the Surface 2.0 SDK. The SDK simply makes it easy to create engaging experiences, using multitouch and object interaction, for the next generation device for Microsoft Surface – the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface. The Surface 2.0 SDK replaces the Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta…

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