Monday, January 07, 2008

» Gates’ last CES keynote: Long on sales claims, short on futures | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

Mary Jo Foley's take from CES:

The only truly futuristic technology that Gates showed during his hour-plus CES appearance was a piece of visual-recognition software under development by Microsoft Research that, some day, may be integrated into cell phones and other devices. Gates pointed a black-box mock-up device at faces and the software instantly recognized and identified them, providing all kinds of related information (like how much money they owe you). Point the device at a theater and it provided the theater name, address and a list of movies playing. Gates showed a slick, 3D interactive interface that would act as the central focal point for all of the visual data stored on a device, organizing it into browseable categories.

» Gates’ last CES keynote: Long on sales claims, short on futures | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

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