How to iTablet the Ipad ? Microsoft is about to reveal something that could bypass the need to carry yet another big thing just to read magazine, newspapers or surf websites. Called the “Mobile Surface” and only to be shown to employees for now (must be extra beta), it is a small portable box that will project an interactive image on any surface.
Of course, there is a lot of questions left. Mainly, will it not crash. However, this technology could be integrated in your cellphone ( the smart kind) and, while keeping the size small, allow for higher viewing real estate. One will have to see how editing an image on a blue table will work out, or keeping your email private in an airplane.
This is however a very interesting development for E-publishing ( just think of a 3D video or immersive photography) as well as computing in general. More stuff here
This should be interesting to see what we can do with that!
This “mobile surface” is a mix between the Project Natal ( http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/projectnatal) and the Sixth sense by Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry (http://www.ted.com/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html) two project sponsored by Microsoft since 2008 (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/sixthsense/default.aspx)