Microsoft Research talent

Technology Review just published their annual list of young innovators – all under 35’s who are changing the world. It was pleasing to see 5 Softies in there too, all from Microsoft Research, doing things like the armband interface shown above by T.Scott Saponas.   danah boyd, researcher, Microsoft Research New England. Ranveer Chandra, researcher,…

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Microsoft Biology Foundation

Microsoft Biology Foundation? I know, I did a double take too. Turns out it’s a “language-neutral bioinformatics toolkit for genomics research”. Who knew? The The MBF project is coordinated by a Technology Advisory Board, consisting of members from the academic community, industry and Microsoft and source code is up on Codeplex. Most of this is…

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Do you suffer from shaky hand photos?

  We’ve all suffered from blurred images at times – whether nervously taking a photo of Lindsay Lohan coming out of the courthouse or standing on the pit wall at Le Mans as a motor roars past. You get the idea… A research paper and prototype shown by Microsoft researchers last week at SIGGRAPH 2010…

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Microsoft Street Slide takes street maps to a new level

Street side images on maps are terrific but they can be problematic at times as you get stuck in the bubble of the camera view and struggle to get a real world perspective on the street. Step in Street Slide from Microsoft Research. Presented at SIGGRAPH 2010 this week, Street Slide gives you a strip…

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Microsoft’s FUSE Labs unveils Emporia (alpha)

Ralf Herbrich of FUSE Labs in the UK just unveiled a new project that indexes and provides “lenses” on to Twitter here at the Thinking Digital conference in Gateshead. Project Emporia is available to play with now in Alpha form (i.e. early code) and allows you to browse and vote on information flowing through the…

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Enabling Innovation Through Research

Innovation is a pretty loaded word in the technology world so for now I’m not going to dive in to debating it. Something I hear far too often though is “Microsoft is not innovative”. I can sort of see where people come to that conclusion though as you may expect, it’s not something I agree…

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Microsoft Project Gustav

Microsoft Paint you have served us well but step aside, Gustav is in the house. Another video from Microsoft’s TechFest, shot by TechCrunch   Project Gustav is a realistic painting-system prototype that enables artists to become immersed in the digital painting experience. It achieves interactivity and realism by leveraging the computing power of modern GPUs,…

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Microsoft Pictionaire – bringing the digital and physical worlds together

Pictionaire is a collaboration between Andy Wilson and others at Microsoft Research with Björn Hartmann at the University of California, Berkeley. It’s a touchscreen table (4ft x 6ft) which is positioned beneath a ceiling-mounted camera and projector which can “see” and respond to objects placed on the table. In the example above you can see…

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Microsoft demonstrates eye tracking software

The future isn’t so far away! Craig Mundie showed this on his recent Microsoft College Tour. I’ve never really seen eye tracking but with big high res screens and a lot of data it begins to make a huge amount of sense. I just added this to my stack of demo videos alongside the Microsoft…

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Microsoft’s MAVIS

  I was in Redmond recently and got to hear from some of the wizards at Microsoft Research. They showed us some interesting technology that I can’t show to you. They also showed us audio indexing and I was sure they’d say “no Steve, you can’t blog about it” but I was pleasantly surprised to…

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