A longer demo of Project Prague – everyday hand gesture control of apps (video)
Microsoft Research’s Advanced Technologies Lab recently showed off a research project called Project Prague that will allow app developers to include basic hand gesture support into their applications without much work. Th...
Updated Forrester report shows that Windows 10 can drive significant cost savings for enterprise
To demonstrate Windows 10 is having a positive impact to customers’ bottom line, last year, Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of Windows 10. To continue to understand t...
Feature: Here’s how Microsoft’s Kinect is being used to help improve lives
by Asher Madan
According to the World Health Organization, fifteen million people suffer strokes around the world each year. While many do not survive this affliction, about five million individuals end up becoming permanently disabled. Stroke i...
Microsoft Research announces Dissertation Grant Program to support under-represented groups in computing
Microsoft Research this week announced a new academic program called Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant. This program will offer up to $20,000 for selected doctoral students for doing computing research at U.S. and Canadian uni...
Microsoft launches Healthcare NExT, a new initiative to transform health care
Microsoft today announced several new health care related initiatives and solutions to help health industry partners and organizations to use intelligent technology to improve the lives of people around the world. Healthcare NExT ...
Microsoft open sources cloud-based modelling tool for biological research
Bio Model Analyzer is a biological modelling tool that illustrates signalling pathways and determines cellular stabilization. This tool basically allows the researchers to quickly test many more possibilities than were previously ...
Microsoft to invest over $1B annually on cyber security R&D in the coming years
In an interview with Reuters on the sidelines of the firm’s BlueHat cyber security conference in Tel Aviv, Bharat Shah, Microsoft Vice President of Security, told that Microsoft is planning to invest over $1 billion annually...
Microsoft’s Big Data proves poor sleep impacts performance
Microsoft has a large panel of users who have agreed that the company can keep a close eye on the minutia of their lives, and the have recently released another bit of wisdom gleaned from the data – that to be in tip top sha...
Microsoft’s top researchers share their expectations for the future
by Sean Chan
As 2016 is almost coming to an end, Microsoft is getting ready for the holidays and ramping up for 2017. In a blog post today, the company’s top researchers shared their personal expectations from the future — between ...
Microsoft’s new Color Binoculars app helps colorblind experience the world just like everyone else
Microsoft today announced a major new app from its Garage lab: Color Binoculars. The company’s latest app is quite fascinating as it allows colorblind to be able to experience the world just like everyone else. Color Binocul...
As usual Microsoft did the “Touch Bar” first, but actually thought better of it (video)
Apple revealed their latest innovation today, the Touch Bar, which is a touch sensitive strip above the keyboard on some of their laptops which replace their function keys. While there it little doubt Apple’s unveiling was l...