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Friday, June 02, 2006

Mitsubishi's Tabletop PC

A new technology from Mitsubishi Electric Corp. aims to make such collaboration easier by borrowing some ideas from a common piece of furniture: the table.

Mitsubishi's DiamondTouch displays a PC screen on a high-tech tabletop. People sitting around it use their fingers to create and manipulate projected virtual objects, with the system knowing whose fingers did what thanks to small currents of electricity that flow through the chairs.
-- Mitsubishi Unveils High-Tech Tabletop

Well, I doubt we'll have nifty electric chairs in all our living rooms any time soon. But while that pic has a lot of suits groping Excel documents, imagine the kind of group RPG or strategy game you could have with that thing.

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