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    Microsoft Surface at Sheraton San Diego this week!

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    Kyle at CES

    Did you miss Microsoft Surface at CES this year? If so, there's a chance to check out Microsoft Surface in person this week. If you're in the area, come and see us at the Sheraton in San Diego. You'll get a chance to see Surface up close and chat with members from our team.

    Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
    1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA
    The event is open to the public and you can find Surface in the main lobby area from Noon to 5pm.

    Once you've had a chance to touch the coolest technology on the planet, come back up to the blog and tell us what you thought!

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    Surface is American Gladiator-tough!

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    So if you've been watching NBC's revival of American Gladiators you may have noticed a familiar face...

    http://www.nbc.com/American_Gladiators/contestants/monica_carlson.shtml

    That same Monica happens to be the model in all of our Surface web videos. Seriously!

    It's Monica everyone!

    And she's tough too...she holds the second best time among women in the competition.

     The entire Surface team is pulling for ya Monica as you compete in the finals this Sunday. Make us proud!

     

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    Firefly Game Hits the Web

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    Our friends over at Sarcastic Gamer posted some new Surface goodness this morning. It's an early "proof of concept" game called Firefly that was developed by the Carbonated Games folks downstairs. While we've done other games during the course of the product this is among the first casual games to test the SDK. In fact that was CG's mission...test out our SDK and do a little bug bashing (and they took the task literally).

    Here's Doc and I...just before I beat him royally (several times)!

    Doc and Kyle

    And here's a close-up of the action. The goal is to take advantage of the multi-touch capability Surface offers and use your fingers to gently guide fireflies into a jar where you trap them. You earn points by collecting sets of fireflies.

    Firefly closeup

    It's a simple game, but that was the intent. Doubt it will ever see the light of day for people to play though. The team just wanted to kick the tires on the SDK. We actually have a video we'll post where we meet the team that developed the game and they play around with it. 

    And for the record...Doc only beat me once!

    Cheers,

    K

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