Something interesting came out of Microsoft recently. It was even in the news here multiple times. It is Microsoft Surface. At first when I saw it I thought something like "great, a yet another technology rip off as Apple already presented (and patented) multi-touch screens". But after I've read that ArsTechnica story it appears that this isn't using multi-touch screens at all. It uses five cameras instead.
Although motion sensing cameras isn't such a novel concept, truth be told, this is quite an interesting appliance and I haven't heard of anything quite like this before. It appears Microsoft might be having a hit here and possibly restoring a bit of the loss of reputation it had regarding lack of innovation.
Of course, I am not sure if it's true that they are the first to come with this sort of thing, but if they are it might be one of those things which will build up the new Microsoft which I am anticipating sooner or later in the future (much like IBM was forced to turn into a reformed company, Microsoft might be going through the same process, thanks to the Free Software revolution).
Anyway, what do you think about Surface? Have you seen anything like that before?
Edit: Btw, here are some Surface videos. Quite impressive stuff.