Parmy Olson reports for Forbes, “People said the iPad was just a giant iPhone – so what would they have made of this? Three technology whizzes from Austria have been tinkering on a sleek, 52-inch table with a working iPhone interface, including all the multi-touch capabilities. Have a look at their recently posted video demo of the impressive hardware hack, called Table.Connect, complete with subtitles, Sly Stallone photos and creaky floorboards.”

MacDailyNews Note: Table.Connect’s website claims it is a 58-inch capacitive multitouch surface, 52-inches.

Olson reports, “The three inventors are refusing to give their names–a tad suspicious–but they say that’s ‘due to legal issues and the massive media response we don’t want our identities to be published at this early stage.’ Too busy with all the media buzz to give an interview over the phone, one of the trio named only ‘Thomas’ responded to a few of my questions by e-mail.”

Olson asked about claims that the iPhone Table is a nicely-executed fake and “Thomas” responded: “We find it quite amusing and some of those fake-claims are really creative. It was clear to us that there would be many doubters but we leave them be. Rather than wasting our time on countless “fake-cries” we prefer bringing Table.Connect to a final stage.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Here’s the thing: If we made such a table, our video would show a heck of a lot more that these guys are showing. For that reason alone, we suspect this is fake. In a few weeks we’ll probably find out it was all a modern art project created by three students at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.