Minority Report in real life. You can play Cruise!

Chances are you’ve already seen this, but here’s g-speak from Oblong Industries.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2229299&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=FF7700&fullscreen=1
g-speak overview 1828121108 from john underkoffler on Vimeo.

If some of the core ideas are familiar from the film Minority Report, the similarity is no coincidence.

One of Oblong’s founders served as science advisor to Minority Report and based the design of those scenes directly on his work at MIT.

More here.

Windows 7 Sneak Preview

Microsoft have dropped the word Vista from all their advertising; but under the hood they’re making changes too.

It was big news when they removed bundled apps from Window 7 so they can focus on the core OS; meaning faster development and quicker smaller updates.

They’re also making smaller important UI tweaks and improvements.

Windows 7 Preview Taskbar

http://www.flickr.com/apps/video/stewart.swf?v=61761

Windows 7 Window Resizing

http://www.flickr.com/apps/video/stewart.swf?v=61761

Window 7 Preview Gestures

http://www.flickr.com/apps/video/stewart.swf?v=61761

Nice easy wins from Microsoft. I hope the Mac team are paying attention.

via Lifehacker