Microsoft Unveils Living Room-Engulfing 3D Browser 'SurroundWeb'

Microsoft's SurroundWebMicrosoft has a small obsession with innovating in the living room, so it should come as no surprise that its research arm continues to plough forward with a 3D browser. Called SurroundWeb, the prototype allows Web pages to display content across multiple surfaces in a room. The browser has come a long way, but moving from mouse clicks to finger touches is only the beginning. Microsoft wants to take the tool further, making it truly immersive. If you’re getting a feeling of déjà vu, you’re probably remembering Microsoft’s IllumiRoom, an exploratory concept that projects images beyond your TV for an immersive gaming experience. Microsoft Research has essentially taken the idea from the gaming world and applied it to the Web. The latter is arguably much more difficult to achive as games are much more static than constantly-evolving webpages.

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