This concept, announced by Microsoft 10 years ago at CES 2013, was supposed to make gaming more immersive. In the end, its technology got superseded by bigger, better, and cheaper TV screens.
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The augmented reality iOS app is being made available as open-source software soon. The app itself will also be removed next month from the App Store as a consequence of this step.
The team-up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be centered around delivering Azure capabilities to space through HPE's Spaceborne Computer-2, which is set to be launched this month.
An in-depth look at Microsoft's quantum control chip - Gooseberry - and cryo-compute core that can be used to control thousands of qubits, paving way for practical large-scale quantum computers.
Microsoft is rolling out Password Monitor for Edge users. As the name implies, the service monitors a database of breached credentials and lets you know if your password is unsafe to use.
Boasting over 17 billion parameters and 78 transformer layers, Microsoft's new Turing Natural Language Generation model outperforms many state-of-the-art models available currently.
The tech giant's latest partnership will see Novartis aiming to leverage unstructured data using Microsoft AI solutions, and perform joint research operations, assisted by the founding of a new lab.
Shell, with the help of Microsoft, is experimenting with cameras built with AI that can tell if you are smoking a cigarette at a gas station. The two will also build AI into offshore drilling sites.
Microsoft and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia have joined forces to create the Cortana Intelligence Institute to study what the next steps are for the digital assistant.
Microsoft has created a new AI bot which apparently draws whatever it is told to. The company believes that the techniques used for text-to-image generation produce an image of a much higher quality.
Microsoft has developed an AI that can comprehend documents and answer questions about them with almost human-level accuracy. Its findings are already being integrated with the Bing search engine.
A newly published patent that was recently granted to Microsoft raises the possibility of using neurological data as the preferred mode of input for your PC, with no need for gestures.
The Chinese wing of the Redmond-based giant made reference to the Surface Phone yesterday when comparing Cortana's performance on Android with its anticipated abilities on the fabled device.
Taking inspiration from birds and the way they stay up in the sky, researchers at Microsoft have created an AI system which attempts to mimic the birds' flight pattern to stay aloft autonomously.
Microsoft Research has released Path Guide, an Android app that lets you create and follow linear instructions by using only common sensors like accelerometers, which are found in most smartphones.
At its Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft revealed an experimental wearable with a Windows 10 companion app, which helped a woman with Parkinson's-related hand tremors to write her name again.
In a recent YouTube video, Microsoft Research showed off its implementation of simultaneous input from both touch and a pen, and how the combination can enable interesting new functions.
Expanding on its collaboration with Twist Bioscience and the University of Washington, Microsoft is acquiring another ten million strands of DNA to explore its potential for use in data storage.
DNA storage is the wave of the future as scientists have proven they can store incredible amounts of data in just a few grams of nucleic acid, and retrieve the data countless times, error-free.
To make drones, robots and other such devices safer, Microsoft researchers have shared a series of open source tools. These are part of the company's Aerial Informatics and Robotics Platform.
Calendar.help gives Cortana the ability to arrange meetings automatically within an email conversation using natural language. Those interested can sign up for an exclusive preview starting today.
Microsoft has been developing "holoportation" as a new way of communicating when wearing a HoloLens or HTC Vive head-mounted display. Now the team managed to create a mobile version of the system.
Many people still think of Microsoft as the dull corporate leviathan of yesteryear. But it's changed in any number of ways, and there are many reasons to be excited about what it's working on.
Forget your Rifts and Vives; Microsoft Research wants to bring that kind of high-quality virtual reality to your mobile phone. A new algorithm developed by the team can do just that and mask latency.
From hello, Allo and SKYP4LYF, to self-lacing sneakers, HP's ink indiscretion, Twitter takeover talk, Pro 3 problems, and crushing an iPhone, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Microsoft may soon be known for a lot more than just its operating system. The company's researchers are combining big data, biology and machine learning to help fight cancer, with promising results.
From Holo pursuits and virtual delights, to touchpad tattoos, Half-Life lulz, Lumia price cuts, (in)security issues, and matters of Honor, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
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.
Following on the release of Flow, Microsoft Research has introduced CAP - or Conditional Action Programmer - an IFTTT-style webapp that creates new tasks through Natural Language Processing.
Thinga.me is a new iOS app from Microsoft Garage, which allows users to photograph, crop out, collect and share "objects". It's a bit like Pinterest, but less social and currently in closed beta.
Motion tracking in VR is never easy and hand-tracking is particularly hard. But Microsoft can now give you 'virtual hands' with its new Handpose algorithm, so you can experience more immersive VR.
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.