I'm a little late with this news but this is very cool. Finally we get to see all these different technologies put into good use and into a product. The hardest part about Research Technology is trying to commercialize it. I think this team did a good job. Took them 6 years though.

Multi-touch, Object detection, network aware.. everything pulled together using the magic of software.

Checkout Microsoft's official Surface website : http://www.microsoft.com/surface

or checkout the videos here:

First Look: Microsoft Surfacing Computing!

The three official Microsoft Surface Videos:




and Bill Gates' unveiling at D 2007.