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Microsoft Surface has already wowed punters around the globe. But now the interactive coffee table’s made the Earth stand still, sort of. Microsoft_surface_001 Klaatu barada nikto! (trans. 'You will be ejected from the cinema if caught filming it with your iPhone') Register Hardware’s hacks almost choked on their popcorn last …

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Thats a hell of a product placement...

...for something that you can't get your hands on for love nor money!

I've tried!

They did a limited release for 'just anybody' aroundabouts when the Microsoft PDC was on. But I missed the opportunity. Then nothing.

Or are they just ignoring us specifically!? They never really bother marketting to Universities with any gusto.

Just why do they bother product-placing it when you cant actually buy one!?

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bond?

I take it all that surface touch action in the latest bond with the treky style graphics wasn't a surface placement? Though there was no logo that time, just ironic unbelievable tech, this might have been a more ms focussed ad.

On a side, might just get the original movie and see that instead

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Quantum of Plot had a better one

And Minority Report.

Wait - you mean this one's real? Wow! Where can I buy one? I can't?!?! You can only see it in films - and I'm supposed to believe it's real? It's the Mechanical Turk all over again, isn't it - that's why we only see it as a table, not a tablet - they need room to hide the three midgets with iPhones doing the real controlling...

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horrible promo

Did they know the title of the film, before they paid for placement?

The day the earth stood still + MS Windows = insert joke here.

Plus, the reviewer writes "there’s not much action in the middle of the film". I am only guessing here, but is that around the time that they were using Surface? Were they using IE on a javascript heavy site?

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@Dr Patrick

"need room to hide the three midgets with iPhones doing the real controlling"

Love it sir, love it.

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New Title

The Day the Earth Blue-Screened?

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