There has been a rumor around in the last days that Microsoft would have announced a "top-secret" new product at midnight: a new MP3 player? NO. A new gaming console? No.
They released a multi-touch surface computer.
Priced between 5.000 and 10.000 USD may not be your next kitchen top or dining table, but it will be probably seen in bar, restaurant, as smart sales table in shops and much more.
You can have a look at some pictures and demo video on gizmodo.com and a more detailed explanation on popularmechanics.com.
Based on Jeff Han's multi-touch interface, they added some proximity sensors so that they can understand when a digital camera or a mobile phone is on the table, and eventually start a wi-fi connection between the table and the device.