Surface in the Classroom Accessory Design Challenge

Calling all designers, educators, students & parents! We want your ideas for how classrooms can evolve to support 1:1 learning with Surface tablets. Submit a design sketch and a description of your idea, and you will be entered for a chance to win a Surface 2, or a Surface Pro 2. Tablets are transforming the…

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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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New Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface Is Available to Pre-order Starting Today

Many UK Universities are already using Microsoft Surface to conduct some amazing teaching learning and research. Samsung and Microsoft announced today that a new, more versatile Microsoft Surface device is now available for pre-order, the near final stop on its journey from lab to marketplace. You can now visit the Samsung website to find a…

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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 now has Bing maps support

I am pleased to announce to all those interested in Surface 2.0 developments that the Bing team have released the Beta of a WPF version of their Bing maps control. You can now Download the map control and write some mapping enabled Surface applications. The Bing Map APIs will be consistent with the Silverlight version…

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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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