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The company's research arm has been developing technologies and techniques to create new electronic materials that are foldable and safe; this could be the future of wearable devices.
A research project from Microsoft has shown how a specialized lamp could be used to seamlessly charge the smartphones of the future. The lamp uses infrared light and small cameras to identify devices.
Microsoft has announced it is letting researchers use the massive computing power of its Azure cloud to help research projects aimed at fighting Ebola, an infectious diseases that's spreading fast.
Microsoft Research has released Xim - an app that lets you share photos with anyone, but the twist here is that they don't need to use the app to see the photos, and you can control their experience.
Microsoft's Research division is all about solving some of the toughest challenges and one area they are targeting is low-latency cloud based gaming and they have a solution kicking out good results.
Microsoft's research team has created a new video technology that can create a 'hyperlapse' which is a lot like a timelapse but on steroids and will usher in a new style of video.
Scientists have been rapidly expanding their understanding of stem cell behaviour since they began to use Microsoft software, originally designed to eliminate bugs in Windows, in their research.
Microsoft Research has launched Code Hunt, a new web browser game that's designed to not only entertain but to help teach people about the world of computer programming.
Microsoft Research has released a new app for Windows Phone called Time Of My Life, designed to keep track of where a person goes every day and how much time they spend at each location.
A new report says Microsoft Research has formed a Special Projects Group that will take work on "disruptive next-generation technologies" as part of its mission.
Microsoft used Earth Day today to officially reveal FetchClimate, a new online tool from Microsoft Research that allows anyone to find enviromental data instantly via Bing Maps.
Microsoft Research is showing off a new project called Holograph that was made to render sizeable amounts of data in 3D from above or below the plane of a large touchscreen display.
Microsoft Research has posted a new video that shows off SurroundWeb, a way to post web-based information on room walls and tables in a varient of their previous IllumiRoom concept.
The Microsoft Research website posted, and then later pulled, information about a new project that centered on adding interactive live tiles to Windows 8, along with videos showing them in action.
Microsoft Research has announced HereHere NYC, an effort to give New York City residents a way to view community concerns on a map based on data collected by the 311 non-emergency stream.
Microsoft has announced the release of the Bing Code Search extension for Visual Studio, which will allow programmers to search for code from web nside the company's development tool.
Microsoft Research's Fuse Labs has released NewsPad, a blogging tool for people who wish to collaborate on writing news posts in real time, as an open source project.
Microsoft has created a new 20 gigapixel photo panorama of Seattle that used the company's Photosynth and Image Composite Editor software to merge nearly 2,400 separate photos.
Google's announcement of a smart contact lens device has its roots in an earlier project from the University of Washington in Seattle, which got support from Microsoft Research.
Microsoft Research employee David Rothschild is giving his predictions on what will happen in 2014 in events like the Super Bowl and World Cup and even takes shot at the 2016 U.S. Presidential race.
Microsoft has now said that it won't be developing a "smart bra", even though team members from Microsoft Research collaborated with others on a prototype for such a device.
Microsoft has now launched iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps for its Socl network, adding new ways for people who use the service from Microsoft Research to communicate.
Microsoft has launched Office Remote, a new Windows Phone 8 app that lets users turn a smartphone into a remote for interacting with Office 2013 or Office 365 documents on a PC.
Microsoft has announced that Eric Rudder, the current head of the company's Advanced Strategy and Research group, will take on the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Advanced Strategy
Microsoft has announced its plans for Windows Azure for Research, a collaboration between Microsoft Research and Windows Azure designed to bring cloud computing to scientists and researchers.
Microsoft Xbox exec Albert Penello said that the IllumiRoom gaming projector demo from Microsoft Research won't be included with the Xbox One anytime soon, thanks mostly to its expensive price tag.
The FUSE Labs section of Microsoft Research has launched a beta version of a Twitter aggregator called Whooly, designed to let users know of activities in their local neighborhoods.
Microsoft Research has published a paper this week that introduces Secure Peer-to-Peer Acoustic NFC, which could let mobile devices transfer files via sound from a speaker to a microphone.
James Larus, the leader of Microsoft's now shut down Singularity OS project, has left the company after 16 years to become the new dean of computer science at Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne.
A new paper that was co-created by a team at Microsoft Research describes a new way of creating short videos that can be placed in an infinite loop for sharing with others.
Microsoft Research is working on a project called InfraStructs, which involves putting in embedded coded tags inside 3D printed objects that can be used for many applications.
A Microsoft Research team is working with an application that, when tied into a Kinect for Windows hardware unit, can automatically translate sign language, even from a language other than English.
Microsoft Research has released the first version of its Lab of Things SDK, which has been made to help extend research into Microsoft's HomeOS technology connection plans.
As part of his Microsoft Research Faculty Summit keynote today, chairman Bill Gates downplayed the use of wearable PCs in education and even jokingly discussed a future version of Microsoft Bob.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will deliver the keynote speech at the annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, to be held in Redmond, Washington on July 15th. The keynote will be live streamed.
Microsoft Research has released a Windows 8 version of its Network Speed Test app that was previously released for Windows Phone 8, allowing users to test their upload and download speeds.
A team at Microsoft Research is working on a new project that could bring haptic tactile feedback features to some future versions of large 3D touchscreen monitors.
Microsoft Research has released a new app for Windows 8 and RT that offers users direct access to a number of video lectures featuring a number of well known researchers, academics, and scientists.
Microsoft Research's Socl network has added some new features for its users, including a quick way to create animated images and quick meme photos with the new Picotales feature.
A new study from Microsoft Research looks at what kinds of display ads are considered annoying by web surfers and how much those ads can cost website operators if people stop going to those pages.
Microsoft has announced that, in its latest tie-in to the movie Star Trek Into Darkness, it has added an Easter Egg in its Bing.com website if you type a secret phrase in the search bar.
Microsoft has revealed that the producers of the mega-successful summer movie Iron Man 3 came to the company's Microsoft Research division to ask for advice about interactive technology.
A team at the Microsoft Research Cambridge office has created a prototype of a new kind of word ID badge that is connected to a belt loop and has an LCD screen to deliver electronic content.
Microsoft is currently hiring for team members to work on a telepresence project that involves making a "realistic physical 'body-double' or proxy in a remote meeting."
Rick Rashid, Microsoft's chief research officer, has given an interview with The Verge where he states that a Microsoft smartwatch is a "possibility," but the market may not be there.
Today is Earth Day 2013 and Microsoft is using that day to talk about its own environmental efforts, including projects that are designed to use renewable energy for its operations.
Microsoft has launched the first public preview of its GeoFlow project made for Excel 2013, offering users a way to view Excel spreadsheet data as 3D visuals on software such as Bing Maps.
Craig Mundie, Microsoft's former chief research officer and now a senior adviser, stated this week Microsoft can be innovative, adding, "I don't think Apple has any lock on this stuff at all."
A newly leaked video from Microsoft's recent TechFest shows off Project Analyze, a research effort to add ways to type in simple commands in Excel to perform various tasks.