Microsoft Touch Bar Concept Before Apple

As we touched on last week on WeeklyTechUpdate, Apple wasn't the first company to put together a system with a context aware touch bar. Microsoft actually was trying that out back in 2010 with their Adaptive Keyboard concept, and it was too far ahead of it's time. Either way, Apple has borrowed yet another idea from other people, and hopefully they have to pay for some infringement.

Back in 2010, Microsoft showed off a demo of what it calls its "Adaptive Keyboard". Made available on YouTube, Microsoft's demo shows a member of the company's Applied Science group playing with a QWERTY keyboard that has a larger touch screen running across the top, with function keys still available for use.

Source: Neowin