Surfaces. Turns out, the plural form of Microsoft’s new tablet range rolls off of the tongue with ease, but understanding the differences between the first two models may not be quite as easy — particularly for the everyman, or folks intimately familiar with Microsoft’s other Surface. Two editions — Surface for Windows RT and Surface for Windows 8 Pro — were unveiled today in Los Angeles, and while the exterior of each one looks nearly identical, the innards expose major differences in architecture. Let’s break it all down after the break, shall we?
At CES 2011, Microsoft has showed off new Windows 7 PCs and new Surface 2.0 and this multitouch, tabletop will be available by the end of 2011 in 23 countries worldwide with the retail price tag of $7,600.
Microsoft Keynote Video: New Laptops and Microsoft Surface 2.0
New slick website
The open source library, for developing multi-touch applications, PyMT has just been released in version 0.4. Please take a look at the release notes to see what’s new in this release. Besides all the new stuff this release brings, the PyMT website has also been updated with a new slick look.
If you know your way around Python and want to develop applications that utilize new user interfaces, such as multi-touch, you should check out PyMT. You may have seen examples of this technology in use on CNN, at a mall, or on the Microsoft Surface(R). Multitouch is here to stay – [...]
As computing devices get smaller and smaller, Microsoft is bucking the trend with its Microsoft Surface “tabletop” PC, code-named “Milan.” The device, about the size of a small desk, allows the user to draw and write on the surface with a brush or fingers. Instead of using a mouse or keyboard, the user manipulates digital elements on the surface with his or her hands.
The first of the Milan devices will be shipped to corporate customers to be used as kiosks… providing Milan with crucial exposure while allowing Microsoft to work out any kinks before offering surface [...]