This amazing LED tabletop surface can sense the color of objects placed on top of it, then automatically change its own colors to match.
The RGBy desk uses small clusters of photo sensors and multicolored LEDs to work its color-changing magic.
Just a few weeks back, Microsoft introduced their Surface tabletop multi-touch computer. Now Microsoft Research is showing off a prototype of a multi-touch interface portable computer.
By hacking some infrared sensors through the back of a standard laptop display, they’re able to track the locations and pressure from multiple finger locations.
Microsoft today announced the launch of a new product line known as Surface. The tabletop system is designed to create interactive experiences using gestures, touch and objects placed on the surface of the tabletop.
We’ve seen earlier research prototypes of this technology under the moniker PlayAnywhere, but now Microsoft is commercializing it.