The New York Times Is Developing Magical Dining Table

The video below shows how the New York Times Company R&D Lab is using Microsoft Surface technology to envision the future where reading the newspaper on a tabletop is commonplace. According to the article, they are “betting breakfast will be less about sharing out newsprint and more about swiping through stories, ambient commerce, and the quantified self.”

The display gives multiple readers the opportunity to sit at the table and interact, with options to share across the surface by swiveling and enlarging images or articles. The Times envisions that it will also be a mode of discovery, where users could get more information on a certain product by placing it on the table to find prices and related NYT articles. This is the future. This is magical!

via Microsoft Surface blog

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