Microsoft have unveiled their newest 'Home of the Future', one where there are mobile phones can control room lighting, temperature, music, television and other parts of the house -- all the way down to the lock on the front door.
Established 12 years ago, the Microsoft Home, is a series of rooms filled with working prototypes and technology concepts which they consider are only five to 10 years from becomming available to the public. Dissapointingly the Microsoft Home is only open to the company's employees, customers and others to tour by appointment.
In one of the rooms you find a projection system which works as digital wallpaper and contains many different images which can be changed according to mood. The dining room also features a projection system. Here is turns the dining room table ordinary table into a large, touch-sensitive computer screen. My personal favourite technology is the children's room - here is a computer that senses when a toy is returned to the proper bin and awards points.