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Hocus Pocus: KFC Magics Tables into Touch Screens

Fast food group KFC has become the product test bed for a Cambridge company pioneering miniature projection systems that can turn tables and walls into touch screens, reports Roland Gribben of The Telegraph.

Trials have started at KFC restaurants in Nuneaton and Cannock to assess the reaction of youngsters to the games applications developed by Light Blue Optics, founded six years ago by four Cambridge University students sharing an interest in developing display technology.

The company which has a development base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was one of the successes at the showcase Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year and believes the technology will be "seamlessly integrated" into homes, vehicles and personal devices.

Funding totalling $57M has been raised in four tranches to develop a wide range of products for the consumer electronics markets and push ahead with second generation applications and meet a 2012 target for profits.

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