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A glimpse into the future from Microsoft's perspective

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A glimpse into the future from Microsoft's perspective
There was a time when Microsoft was nothing more than a company with a vision for the future, which was destined to becoming true – putting a PC in every home in the U.S. and having Microsoft's software running on it. Microsoft may be late to revolutionizing cellphones the way Apple did already with the iPhone, but that doesn't stop Microsoft's researchers from treating us to their perspective on what interfacing with electronic devices may look like in the future.

In a video, which was taken at a recent TechForum event, Microsoft's Chief Research and Technology Officer, Craig Mundie, was seen demonstrating the potential of your smartphone as a link between human-machine interaction, as his HTC HD7 was controlling a fancy computer interface with the flick of a wrist. The smartphone in this example did not simply act as a tool, but also exchanged calendar records with the computer in real time. It is the result of Microsoft's idea of linking computers and smartphones through software, which lies in the foundation of WP7.

A second promotional video showcases some of Microsoft's advances in interaction with machines and the potential of a “natural user interface” in every day real life applications. Of course, such projects are simply works of research, but it will surely be neat to see them in our homes one day.

source: Engadget via IntoMobile

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posted on 01 Mar 2011, 08:37

1. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)

I can't focus on the UI with that guy constantly coughing! What is he holding the recording device with his teeth?

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 13:06

2. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)

this is pretty sick, it shows that we are entering the future.

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 18:06

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

weve been entering... forever...

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 13:09

3. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)

I really love Microsofts technology though I passed on the kin and windows phones, they do have some great ideas and I am really excited to see what they do

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 18:07

6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

microsoft needs to materialize those ideas... they also need to make some hardware to make these ideas come alive...

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 13:44

4. Hello-Dirty (unregistered)

I love how slighted the announcer was when he was asked at the end of the video if this presentation is reminiscent of their kin line of phones. One would assume that Kin is a swear word not to be used at Microsoft. Kin is the bastard child no one wants to talk about!

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