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This article was published on February 23, 2011

Microsoft shows off previously secret prototypes and amazing concepts [Video]

Microsoft shows off previously secret prototypes and amazing concepts [Video]
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We have a treat for you today: a look into Microsoft Research’s deep pile of usually secretive prototypes and concepts, coupled with Microsoft’s vision on where computing is going.

According to Craig Mundie, Redmond’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer, the future of computing will meld GUIs and NUIs. That is, it will bring together and use the traditional graphical user interfaces of today, and the natural user interfaces that are being built now, and will be refined in the future.

Microsoft sees computers changing from being a tool, into a helper. Heck, I want a Wall-E, bring it on. The video is under four minutes, get watching: