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Old 02-26-2011, 09:00 AM
Richard Chao
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Default Microsoft Research Demos Using a WP7 Phone As The Controller

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/25/microsoft-research-teases-windows-phones-controlling-surfaces-an/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/25/...ng-surfaces-an/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"In a presentation and promotional video pulled together this week, Microsoft Research boss Craig Mundie shows how you could tilt your smartphone to control a bubbly, colorful look into your personal life on your desktop machine and how you could snap a photo and then drop the handset onto a Surface for instant transfer (perhaps a bit like HP's Touch to Share), among other gems."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/AaWFivMjJG0&amp;ap=&amp;fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/AaWFivMjJG0&amp;ap=&amp;fmt=18" /></object></p><p>Craig Mundie of Microsoft Research gives us a glimpse of where they see us headed in terms of how we interact with technology. &nbsp;Shown in the two videos are interactions by touch, motion via technologies such as Kinect, natural language and through mobile devices like a Windows Phone 7 phone. &nbsp;</p><p>It is currently possible to use a phone as an input device via apps that makes it a mouse and keyboard. &nbsp;What is new is that Microsoft Research took it one step further by creating a custom user interface with intuitive gesture and motion based controls that makes the use of a phone as an input device seem natural. &nbsp;Click the link to see the custom user interface in action.</p><p>What do you think? &nbsp;Is this user interface and connection between computer and phone something you want to see built into Windows 8? &nbsp;Would you use your phone as a mouse replacement?</p>
 
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