Microsoft Garage today launched five new projects. All these new projects are done by Microsoft interns in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Project Santorini, Write Ideas, Hearing AI and two browser add-ins (projects Copenhagen and Oceana) are ready and you can sign-up to be an early adopter at the Microsoft Garage.
Find the details about these projects below.
Introducing Santorini, a unique photo experience emphasizing the power of nostalgia. Santorini guides you through a fun and serendipitous photo exploration journey by using your hidden photo metadata.
Enter the experience by choosing a starting photo from your OneDrive collection. Our novel dual-axis interface then allows you to fluidly navigate between photos taken in the same place and other locations. Enjoy your journey as memories flood back from your sister’s wedding, your son’s first day of school, or your unforgettable vacation. To re-enter from another starting point, simply return to the collage view and choose another photo.
Have photos without an associated time or location? Santorini also makes it fun and easy to add that information as well.
Write ideas offers students the best prewriting tool to get a jump-start on their writing assignments.
Write ideas eases students through their writing assignments using structured prompts and questions. Using Write ideas, students are able to express their creativity in a variety of ways such as voice, doodles and text. Students can then export their work to email or OneNote and use it as a foundation for their writing assignments.
Project Oceana is the quickest way to access, and keep tabs on, your Outlook inbox right from within your Chrome browser.
Stay in touch – Quick glance into your Outlook inbox and preview messages with a single click of a button.
Stay informed – View unread mail and receive optional push notifications whenever you receive a new e-mail.
Organize effectively – Delete and flag e-mails directly from the extension.
Project Copenhagen is the simplest way to view, attach, and share your OneDrive files to anyone with Gmail.
Simplify your sharing – Attach multiple files to your emails with a few clicks of a button all within Gmail.
Store files with ease – Download attachments directly to your OneDrive, right in your inbox.
Hearing AI aims to connect people to the world of sound. The interface allows people to visualize the intensity of environmental sounds in order to gauge the ambience of a physical space. Hearing AI distinguishes between four different types of sound environments and notifies people if there are sudden changes or if sounds are damaging to their ears.
In addition, Hearing AI uses real-time speech-to-text technology to transcribe verbal conversations with an emphasis on visualizing the loudness of speech through typography.
Visualizations: See the activity, volume, and ambience of the sounds around you. What’s the sound level in the environment? Is it loud enough to damage your ears? Hearing AI will let you know.
Notifications: Get customizable notifications whenever Hearing AI detects sudden changes and important sounds.
Speech-To-Text: Be able to not only read spoken conversation, but see the volume of speech excerpts in real-time.