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Microsoft Research has developed a system which allows even the lowest-end laptops and smartphones to run high-quality VR. Dubbed FlashBack it offers 8x better framerates and 15x latency reduction.
Microsoft Research has developed a system that passively monitors the environment for electrical potential changes. Using that, it can find humans and identify them with up to 94% accuracy.
A way for humans to "talk" with plants has recently been discovered. Through sensors, a person can type into a computer which is then translated into signals that plants can understand.
Microsoft wants to find the most promising students, aged 14-18, with an interest in computer science, to join it for a special experience day at its world-renowned research lab in Cambridge, UK.
Microsoft plans to create client applications under its new ‘Evoke Studio' banner, according to a recent job posting. Microsoft Research and OneDrive are listed as implementation partners.
A Microsoft Research project has breathed new life into the 3D touch feature which was originally supposed to launch alongside the Nokia McLaren Windows Phone. The new tech was demoed in a video.
VR headsets can easily make users experience nausea and headaches, but Microsoft has a novel solution that seems to address the problem. And the best part is that it would be very cheap to implement.
Researchers at Microsoft are experimenting with ways of making virtual reality a bit less virtual and a bit more real, by allowing users to feel the digital objects they're interacting with.
Researchers from University of Michigan and Microsoft have found worrying flaws in Samsung's SmartThings IoT platform that allows attackers to gain access to homes and snoop on users.
A new patent shows a Microsoft Research project to develop a new and better type of pointing stick that could fit in our modern, slim devices. The new pointing stick would also read fingerprints.
Microsoft Research has developed a new type of smartphone cover. It features a secondary display and it knows when and how it's being flexed, offering users new ways to interact with their devices.
Microsoft Research today announced Pegasus II, a real-time Internet of Things experiment from the edge of space. The flight will include seven radios, 38 sensors, and six cameras.
Microsoft and Novartis have teamed up to use technology to help patients with MS. Their partnership involves using Kinect as a specialized diagnostics tool, relying on machine learning algorithms.
Research has long been on the backburner at Microsoft, with innovative products and service development being surpassed by rivals. With Nadella, 'Research' at Microsoft has changed and for the better.
Microsoft is working on a program that could allow any expert in any field to use machine learning algorithms, even without any coding or IT skills. The project is currently in closed beta.
Microsoft Research has unveiled a new project that is able to more than triple a wearable device's battery life. That's thanks to WearDrive, a new technology that pairs the wearable with a smartphone.
The BBC has unveiled the final design of its Micro Bit computer. The device will be given for free to million of UK children to help them learn to code and program devices.
Microsoft Research has been working on a project called CAHOOTS, where a program automatically suggests funny memes that can be inserted into conversations, based on what you're talking about.
Microsoft Research deemed that Oculus lenses were not good enough for users to fully enjoy the Rift. That's why MSR designed new ones and shared the 3D-printable plans online for users and fans.
Microsoft's Project Premonition is a 5-year-long research endeavor with the stated goal of stopping the spread of disease, by employing modern technologies for early detection and analysis.
Irides is Microsoft's technology that can improve virtual reality displays, like the Oculus Rift, and deliver higher-end graphics alongside low latency for a better user experience.
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.