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LiveLabs: Testing the usefulness of mobile data
Researchers at Singapore Management University are collaborating with Microsoft on LiveLabs, a test-bed in-situ, real-time experimentation of mobile applications and services that require context-specific triggers.
Picture this: Microsoft Research project can interpret, caption photos
Microsoft researchers are at the forefront of developing technology that can automatically identify the objects in a picture, interpret what is going on and write an accurate caption explaining it.
Chain reaction of collaboration improves location-based services privacy
Collaboration between Microsoft researchers and Osaka University on privacy issues related to location-based services such as Foursquare, Yelp and Ingress is making great strides, especially for users with mobile devices that access cloud-based services.
Always Encrypted: SQL Server 2016 includes new advances that keep data safer
A new feature in SQL Server 2016's first public preview called Always Encrypted keeps valuable personal data such as Social Security numbers, private healthcare data or credit card information protected even when the data is being used.
Baym updates 'Personal Connections' with new research insights on communicating in the digital age
Microsoft researcher Nancy Baym discusses what's new in the second edition of her acclaimed book, Personal Connections in the Digital Age, the predictability and unpredictability of technology and how we use it, and where her research is headed.
Keeping up with the Jetsons: Breazeal and Horvitz on the future of robotics
Atlantic contributing editor Mary Louise Kelly hosts a conversation about the future of robotics with Cynthia Breazeal, founder and chief science officer of Jibo, Inc., and Microsoft's Eric Horvitz.
Microsoft issues RFP for Surface Hub
Announcing an RFP that will award a Microsoft Surface Hub and up to US$25,000 to selected research proposals from qualified academic institutions. The Surface Hub is a large-format, pen and touch computing device that empowers customers to collaborate.
Making mobile phones more useful, and addictive
Microsoft research presented at MobiSys 2015, the annual conference on mobile systems, applications and services, includes reducing battery consumption, improving targeted mobile ads, and improving visible light communication for wearable devices.
A lockbox in the cloud: Microsoft research project reveals new method for keeping data private
Microsoft researchers have created a new system called Verifiable Confidential Cloud Computing, or VC3, that keeps data stored in the cloud safe from prying eyes or malicious players even when it is being accessed to make calculations.
How Apple, Google, and Microsoft approach genetic research and secure DNA data in the cloud
Learn how Microsoft researchers' collaboration in bioinformatics is leading to discoveries on how environmental factors like smoking affect genetic predisposition to disease and the development of new encryption methods that secure DNA data.
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