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From this article - http://msn-cnet.com.com/HP+Labs+marks+40th+with+high-tech+co...

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PALO ALTO, Calif.--The researchers at HP Labs are a serious bunch working on ways to create the data centers and transistors of the future--but the company sees no harm in going after the gaming-table market on the side.

During an open house here Tuesday celebrating its 40th anniversary, HP Labs showed off Misto, the hybrid of coffee table and tablet PC that promises to either entertain or rile up family members next Thanksgiving.


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But it's more fun to play games than to virtualize processing resources, at least for most people. With that in mind, HP has been working on Misto as a slightly different take on the home entertainment PC. Misto is a coffee table with a large touch-screen display built into the top of the table. The idea is to allow a group to congregate around the table and share pictures, play board games, or peruse a map, said Pere Obrador, project manager in HP's imaging technology department.

Misto uses a standard desktop PC as its engine, but comes with some specialized HP software for managing the interface, Obrador said. Pricing, availability and style of coffee table are all undetermined, but Misto gives people some idea of how HP wants to develop products that expand on its existing businesses.


No pics, though.
 
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I guess HP wants to get in on all that hot Monopoly and Scene-It action going on out there

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peruse a map


holy howler monkeys how the hell did they know my ultimate favorite thing in the world to do. Nothing better then getting together with friends and family and staring at maps. yup good times.... good times
 
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No pics, though.


pics here: http://news.com.com/2300-1008_3-6041767-1.html
 
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For those who would like some background on the whole "gaming table" insanity, check out:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/93109

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/93233

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/93222

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/93441

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/93310

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/94217

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/94233

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=62321

http://tinyurl.com/aunc8

http://tinyurl.com/caf3b

http://www.physorg.com/news9575.html
 
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I emailed Dr Hollemans at Philips following the original story and got a reply straight from the horse's mouth:

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Dear Jon,

Apologies for the late reaction to your questions. Following up on the many positive reactions, we are working hard on making business from the concept which the Entertaible still is at the moment.
With respect to your questions, in principle any game that can be run on a computer or similar device, can be played on the Entertaible. Whether self-made games can de uploaded to the Entertaible is too early to tell in this stage of setting up the business. Such information will in due time become available on the website of Entertaible (www.entertaible.com), so please keep an eye on that, also for other news on Entertaible.

Regards,
Gh
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Hollemans, drs. Gerard
Senior Scientist User-System Interaction
Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven


Which was nice.
 
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Thommy8 wrote:
For those who would like some background on the whole "gaming table" insanity, check out:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/93109

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/93233


etc etc



That's Phillips, this thread is about HP. Whole new player.
 
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MWChapel wrote:

That's Phillips, this thread is about HP. Whole new player.



Oh, I realize Michael, but thanks.

I just figured if everyone was going to re-debate the merits of an electronic gaming table, they might as well not rehash the extensive debate that came before.

While the change from Philips to HP definitely makes me think this one will be dramatically worse (since my Compaq/HP computers have been abysmal), for most people who haven't had such atrocious dealings with either company, the differences are probably negligible.
 
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I have to agree with "Thommy8" about the 'H-P' "factor", as I ONCE had '3' of their "machines" back-to-back while not a ONE of them "worked" properly, and then I got an "eMachine" instead! NEVAR had any 'problems' with THAT "eMachine" "EMACHINE" "EMACHINE"! I even 'upgraded' the graphics "card" upon that for some better online "gamings", until I finally got another more than '3' times "better" computer.
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Robert agrees with me, and I pretty much understood his entire posting... are those pigs I see flying outside my window?
 
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