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Coming Soon to a Desktop Near You: 3D Computing

Apple and Microsoft are already experimenting with technology that takes computing to the next dimension.

Do you consider yourself a hands-on user when it comes to technology? If the prototypes being developed by Microsoft and Apple are anything to go by, users will soon be able to reach out and touch their computing, manipulating browser windows and documents.

Fast Company reports on research being conducted by the two tech giants on what is being called 3D computing. The new paradigm finds the keyboard and mouse resting behind the display, which then allows the user to reach up and manipulate objects on screen.

Check out this prototype from Microsoft’s Applied Sciences Group:

As cool as this 3D prototype looks, it raises the question: Does the desktop need a reinvention like this?

For more on the advancements in 3D desktop computing, read the full story on Fast Company. And for more great content from around the web, check out BizTech's 50 Must-Read IT Blogs

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Mar 12 2012 Spice IT

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