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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Think Computer Science 2012

    On the 11 th 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Surface 2 SUR40 International CES “Best of Innovations 2012” award winner.

    Last week I had the pleasure of playing with a SUR40 Surface 2 at the BETT Show. The SUR 40 is a 40-inch full HD LCD, that can be mounted horizontally or vertically and incorporates PixelSense technology which allows NUI controls not just touch. The SUR 40 is now shipping and available through Samsung...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Surface in education

    As many of you are aware, the new Microsoft Surface was unveiled at CES 2011. Microsoft Surface 2.0 also has a dedicated web site . There you’ll learn about the Surface experience and get a look at the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface . It seems that lots of people are really interested in Microsoft...
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