A new study has found that sensors found on smartphones can be exploited to reveal people's PIN and passwords. While some sensors ask users' permission, others don't, which can be used for snooping.
Researchers at Stanford's Computational Imaging Lab have proposed a VR prototype that can adapt to your focusing needs. It can currently take into account near and farsightedness, but not astigmatism.
The Zuckerberg Chan BioHub has put out its first grant to scientists. The hub's stated purpose is to cure all disease by the turn of the century by funding blue skies research
Microsoft continues to expand its AI research efforts through Maluuba, which seeks to develop "literate" machines. Deep learning expert Yoshua Bengio will retain an advisory role in the transition.
Apple has recently been criticized for its closed nature and lack of transparency when it comes to basic research. The company now seems to be addressing some of those issues.
A recent study by researchers at Stanford University found that while young people are indeed social media savvy, they have difficulty determining genuine news from sponsored content.
Budget smartphones from some manufacturers reportedly contain a willfully added backdoor, that sends text messages containing details such as location history and call logs to Chinese servers.
The Aalborgs University in Denmark conducted a study, finding out which smartphones perform best on a weak signal. It concluded that Microsoft's Lumia 640 blasts other phones in signal performance.
An experiment was conducted about security by the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. The study sent scam emails to test subjects, and then measured who would open the links inside the message.
Microsoft is looking for students and full-time researchers to test an early version of its new academic research app. Sourcerer is an experimental app being developed by the Office Insider team.
MIT researchers, in collaboration with Microsoft Research, are developing a wearable temporary skin tattoo that can be used to interact with devices, and output "soft" displays on the skin as well.
The Vine team at Twitter had a domain that allowed anybody - without authentication - to download their images for the Vine webapp. The vulnerability has since been fixed.
MIT has developed a new type of processor architecture that solves many of the inefficiencies that come with multi-core CPUs directly through hardware. It makes multi-core chips 18 times faster.
Researchers have created tiny robots that are capable of pulling incredible weights when they work together. The proof comes when the tiny mechanical critters pull a 2-ton car and its owner with them.
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.
Researchers have banded together and developed a system that allows cars to know how wet a road is just by listening to the sound of the tires. This could save thousands of lives in the near future.
Researchers from Microsoft's Research department have called the entrance into 2016 a "new Golden Age of technological advancement," and have proposed 16 scientific advancements that may come in 2016.
According to a new survey of U.S. Apple customers, over 101 million iPhones are now in use, and almost two-thirds of those are iPhone 6 or higher with the iPhone 6/6P being the most popular.
In a recent research by an online store, it seems that children would prefer to learn computer programming more than learn a foreign language. However, this was seen by some as an "easy option."
A researcher of a recent study has come up with a formula that connects boredom to how we use our phones. They measured how many apps a person uses, as well as how often they check their handsets.
Twins were used to test Windows Hello's accuracy. One twin was to register her face in the system, while the other tried to login as the former. Hello was able to tell twins apart, for its results.
Research has discovered that playing the classic game of Tetris can help lessen cravings and addictions. The game reportedly uses the same mental processes when trying to control human urges.
A new study has claimed that phone data alone is enough to predict symptoms of depression; it is understood that the more time people spend on their phones, the more they are likely to be depressed.
A new study has found out that notifications received from our phones tend to decrease our work efficiency and productivity, as the brain is reportedly distracted on the message's possible content.
Who needs silicon when you have wood? Researchers in the United States and China have discovered a way to put their CPUs on wood, greatly reducing the material cost and chemicals within a CPU.
Samsung boasted last year that it had reached mobile speeds of 7.5Gbps in 5G testing - but using new 'breakthrough technologies', UK researchers have achieved wireless speeds of up to 1Tbps.
Microsoft showed off a new advertisement tonight during ABC World News and this time around, the company is focusing on its cloud and how it is helping with cancer research.
Well, there's some bad news for selfie-loving men: An intriguing study has revealed that men who take selfies and post them online without any editing show signs of psychopathy.
Research, conducted at the University of Portsmouth, reveals that more than 80% of "dark net" internet traffic is generated by visits to websites offering child-abuse material.
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 is laying off a number of people and it seems the Research arm is no exception. The robotics research team has been let go over the weekend and the project is seemingly dead for now.
A Microsoft Research team has managed to transform cameras, including a regular webcam and a smartphone shooter, into depth-sensing, Kinect-like devices. It may be a glimpse into the near future.
Could you touch your screen to feel the texture of a shirt before you buy it? Could typing on a glass display really feel like a keyboard? Microsoft is working on bringing these experiences to life.
Microsoft Research has released a new app for Android devices called Climatology. Developed by environmental scientists at the company, it serves up climate information for any location on Earth.
Facebook conducted a study of 700,000 users' news feed posts in 2012 without notifying it was doing so. The study was for a research paper by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
Microsoft and three partners have been awarded $5m to fund research into fuel cells that, it is hoped, will lead to more energy-efficient datacenters - and many more applications in the wider world.
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.
Researchers at the University of Akron have developed a novel method of making shatterproof screens which are not only much more flexible than earlier methods, but significantly cheaper too.
The BBC has announced that three matches from the World Cup will be streamed in Ultra High Definition as part of closed trials aimed at understanding the best way to deliver 4K content to the home.
Reasearchers from Microsoft and the University of Maryland are proposing a new version of Bitcoin. Called Permacoin, this digital currency would actually create value in the real world by storing data
A Japanese research team studying the NAND chips used in solid state drives has discovered a way to boost the speed of the devices by up to 300% with nothing more than a simple firmware update.
European researchers are working on a project that will allow future robots to communicate and share info between them. They'll also be able to offload most computing to the cloud and enslave us all.
Cautious internet users often invest a lot of time in generating a secure password, but does it pay off? Microsoft has developed a program that will determine how hackable your password really is.
Researchers from Microsoft and two universities have developed a 'smart bra' with embedded sensors that connects to a Windows Phone app, to explore ways to reduce stress-related 'emotional eating'.
Answer a few survey questions from time to time, and receive credit to spend on the Google Play store with the company's Opinion Rewards app - available to download now, exclusively for Android users.
Devices running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system are now more popular than the iPhone in Italy, as Microsoft's OS is growing rapidly in European markets, according to new research.
We're wondering how many of our users use a single monitor compared to those who use multiple screens to do their daily work. Do you think one is enough or is it the more the merrier?
Raijin was unveiled today at the National Computational Infrastructure, where it impressed with operation speeds of around 1.2 petaflops; it's currently Australia's fastest supercomputer.
In what has been officially described as 'company scaling', BlackBerry has further reduced the number of employees at its product testing unit in the corporate Washington headquarters.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a device that lets regular people control flying robots using only their brain and all without a neural implant.