I was the first tech news site to break this story a while back, and I’m glad to finally see this come to fruition.
Microsoft has teamed with Disneyland, HP, Life|Ware, and Taylor Morrison to combine Microsoft’s “Home of the Future” with the HP MediaHome into the “Innoventions Dream Home” at Disneyland. It combines Microsoft technologies like Microsoft Surface (looks like they took my advice), Windows Home Server, and Windows Media Center, to give people an immersive glimpse into the ultimate Microsoft-powered home, and how people can leverage these technologies today.
Below are some pictures from Microsoft’s Press Release:
Disneyland’s Innoventions Dream Home kitchen displays recipes and other messages directly on to your countertop and even recognizes ingredients and tools the home cook places on the counter and suggests recipes for using them. The Dream Home features the latest technology and a glimpse at future products from Microsoft, HP and Exceptional Innovations.
Disneyland’s Innoventions Dream Home Magic Mirror projects clothes, accessories and even hairstyles onto the image of the Elias daughter. As she gestures, the clothes and pigtails move with her. The software also analyzes what clothing is in your closet, in your laundry or borrowed by friends. The mirror was inspired by technology inside the Microsoft Home, a prototyping facility on the company’s Redmond, WA campus.
You can also register your own version of the Dream Home, by home builder Taylor Morrison, starting this Friday at tmdreamhomegiveaway.com.
HP’s Brian Burch is at Disneyland today for the opening, so if you head down there (tours run from 7-10pm tonight), be sure to find him and say hi. I’m also hoping to have pictures from the event posted tomorrow.
Disneyland Press Release
Microsoft Press Release
Disneyland’s “Innoventions Dream Home” Press Kit
Disneyland’s Official Video Tour
Interview with Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore & HP’s Phil McKenney