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Microsoft experiments with interactive Windows Live Tiles

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    Microsoft experiments with interactive Windows Live Tiles

    Microsoft researchers in Asia are experimenting with the usefulness and feasibility of making Windows' Live Tiles interactive.

    A newly published video clip from Microsoft Research's TechFest 2014 event in February 2014, Human-Computer Interaction Group researcher Jiawei Gu shows off the Interactive Live Tiles research project.

    Update: Looks like Microsoft Research has removed the three videos that showed off the Interactive Tiles Project demo. If you're quick, you can watch/grab it here.

    In one of the video clips showing off the research work (thanks @h0x0d, a k a the "WalkingCat" for the links), Gu demonstrates how users potentially could interact in new ways with the Live Tiles that are core to the Windows 8.X, Windows Phone and Xbox user interfaces.
    Read more at: Microsoft experiments with making Windows Live Tiles interactive | ZDNet

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    I really hope this gets on Windows very soon!
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    That's freaking cool! It really puts the emphasis on the "new" Windows being the baby windows on the Start Screen for sure!

    Also, very similar to a window management style concept I thought of recently. Very cool.
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    That IS cool! I think they're taking this in the right direction; I can see the 'Desktop' being obsolete in the future though.
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Microsoft experiments with interactive Windows Live Tiles
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