Microsoft Gets Touchy At CES
Software maker displays bevy of new touch-screen enabled apps and devices powered by Windows 7.
By Paul McDougall
Microsoft believes that touch-screen computing shouldn't be limited to ATMs and other commercial environments, and wants to see more of the technology in the home and office.
General Mills rolled out an app for touch PCs called the Betty Crocker Kitchen Assistant. The software features interactive recipes and other tools that consumers can navigate through with their fingertips.
"We believe that most families will soon have a PC on their kitchen counter," said General Mills Web site manager Mike Bettison. "A touch screen takes up less precious counter-top real estate than a keyboard and mouse, and lets you check a recipe without putting down the egg beater," said Bettison.
During his keynote presentation Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer also pushed touch-screen computing, and helped demonstrated some new, touch-enabled devices that are just hitting the market.
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