Coming later this spring, the Kinect for Windows SDK is a programming toolkit that will enable researchers and enthusiasts easy access to the capabilities offered by the Microsoft Kinect device connected to computers running Microsoft Windows 7.
Microsoft Tag connects real life with the digital world. Microsoft Tags are small, colorful codes that can be printed, stuck, or displayed just about anywhere. When you snap a Tag with the camera on your internet-enabled phone, additional information or experiences are automatically opened on your phone. There is no fumbling with URLs or texting short codes. Microsoft Tags can make product packages, posters, print-based ads, magazine articles, exhibit signage, billboards, storefronts, business card, or just about anything else, interactive.
Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, and Songsmith will create backing music for you. Then share your songs with your friends and family, post your songs online, or create your own music videos.
The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground- and space-based telescopes in the world to enable seamless, guided explorations of the universe.
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- Trill Moves Big Data Faster, by Orders of Magnitude
Trill, a new high-performance streaming analytics engine developed by Microsoft researchers, can process data at two to four orders of magnitude faster than today's streaming engines.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:00:00 GMT
- Eric Horvitz Receives AAAI Feigenbaum Prize; Shares Reflections On AI Research
Upon receiving the AAAI Feigenbaum Prize, Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research's Redmond Lab, shares some reflections on the future of artificial intelligence.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:00:00 GMT
- An MIT Professor and Microsoft Researcher's Advice for Black Computer Scientists
Microsoft researcher James Mickens says intention is key to achieving your goals, particularly for people from underrepresented communities who aspire to be computer scientists. Read the full interview at Quartz.
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:00:00 GMT
- This is Office Mix, the Superset of PowerPoint, as it Moves Beyond the Classroom
Office Mix, the PowerPoint “superset” that allows users to annotate slides, add audio and video, and embed interactive elements like quizzes, began as an effort to help teachers in the classroom, but interest has grown to be much more widespread.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:00:00 GMT
- Microsoft's 'Lab of Things' Platform Is an IoT Development Playground with Life-Changing Potential
With some 25 billion devices expected to be connected to the Internet by 2020, Microsoft has created an SDK called the "Lab of Things" to create an experimental platform and help spur developer interest.
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:30:00 GMT
- RIN Studio Authoring Tool
Rich Interactive Narratives (RIN) seamlessly combines cinematic experiences with user exploration to create rich interactive and immersive narratives. RIN Studio is an authoring tool for creating Rich Interactive Narratives without coding by providing an interface similar to video editing tools. It produces RIN JSON files that can be hosted by using RIN JS on any web server. The narratives can also be published as apps in the Windows Store.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 02:15:12 GMT
- The R2 Probabilistic Programming Tool
The R2 Probabilistic Programming Tool is a research project within the Programming Languages and Tools group at Microsoft Research on probabilistic programming. Our goal is to build a user friendly and scalable probabilistic programming system by employing powerful techniques from language design, program analysis and verification.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:58:05 GMT
- Sparse Reflections Analysis: Sensor Data from ECCV 2014 Paper
This file contains the raw sensor data used the ECCV 2014 paper, "SRA: Fast Removal of General Multipath for ToF Sensors" by D. Freedman, Y. Smolin, E. Krupka, I. Leichter, and M. Schmidt. This includes data for 3 separate scenes, see Section 5.4 of the paper. All files are binaries, whose formats are explained in the README.txt.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:14:12 GMT
- Infer.NET 2.6
Infer.NET is a framework for running Bayesian inference in graphical models.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:13:27 GMT
Mataki is an open, reconfigurable, flexible, wirelessly-enabled, low-cost GPS tracking technology with wireless communication. Our aim is to keep Mataki low-cost and readily reprogrammable to allow researchers to explore novel tracking approaches by developing their own firmware and applications. We already provide firmware for tracking and base-station applications with a flexible set of parameters that should allow researchers to apply the devices in a number of tracking scenarios without any modifications or new development.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:45:45 GMT