Amazing Interactive Table

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I'd heard about smart table cloths and interactive furniture in the works, so when I first got wind of Microsoft's 'computer meets coffee table' (codenamed Milan) I assumed it was something more dining oriented. Like maybe it could keep your coffee at a temperature you like, or help you reorganize the dishes so everyone seated has maximum elbow room. This is totally different, though. It's more like a ridiculously cool touch-screen monitor that can download images and info from the cameras and phones you place on it, then lets you play with all the data with your fingers. It almost seems straight out of science fiction (Minority Report even). In any case, my description will never do it justice, so watch this video from Popular Mechanics to learn more. That said, I'm not sure it matches my decor. I can't wait till Apple comes out with one in white.

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May 31, 2007 - 9:18am
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