Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Microsoft Launched Microsoft Surface with Starwood

Microsoft launched Microsoft Surface (TM), a commercial touchscreen that breaks down barriers and provides effortless interaction with information using touch, natural gestures and physical objects. Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. installed the first units in its Sheraton Hotels.

Microsoft Surface is a 30-inch display in a table-like form factor that several guests can use simultaneously. Picture a surface that can recognize physical objects from a paintbrush to a cell phone and allows hands-on, direct control of content such as photos, music and maps. Look for it in Restaurants, Hotels, Retail Locations and Casino Resorts. I wonder how teachers would use them in classrooms?

Thanks, Rob, for the prompt.