Soon, putting a beer on the bar could launch a readout of the brewery’s history, assorted tasting notes, and suggestions for the best barbecue to accompany your pint. In the Samsung SUR40, Microsoft has introduced a svelte touchscreen table that doesn’t just react to pokes and prods; it sees and identifies what’s on it. This ability allows developers to make apps that cater to products or text cues. Here’s how it works:
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