Microsoft's new open-source tech turns iPads, Surface Pros into big touchscreen

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Microsoft has released open-source hardware designs and software for a new semi-rigid modular mobile system called SurfaceConstellations.

The designs, developed by engineers at Microsoft Research and University College London, offer a way to tailor multi-screen workspaces using 3D printed brackets, multiple tablets, and ‘link modules’ that coordinate information between the connected devices.

The researchers have demonstrated four different configurations, including a three-tablet ‘bridge’ setup for a two-player game of Scrabble, a three-tablet setup for multiscreen music editing, a six-tablet wall for a trading desk, and a…

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