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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- Anticipating More from Cortana
The most efficient personal assistants anticipate your needs by learning about your habits, environment, and preferences. Microsoft Research thinks electronic personal assistants should do the same—naturally.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:01:00 GMT
- Bringing Cloud Computing to Researchers and Scientists in Asia
The Microsoft Azure for Research program from Microsoft Research helps researchers harness the power of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft's cloud-computing platform, to help scientifics researchers learn to take advantage of cloud computing.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:43:00 GMT
- danah boyd: The Kids Are (Still) All Rright
Teenagers' online behavior is one of the main areas of research for danah boyd of Microsot Research, who explores the topic in It's Complicated: The Social Lives oif Networked Teens."
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT
- Cloud Computing Charts a Path to Scientific Discovery
Five pioneering collaborations between Microsoft Research and academia in China demonstrate the immense value of using Microsoft Azure in scientific research.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:45:00 GMT
- Science Says: The Baby Madness on Your Facebook Feed Is an Illusion
Contrary to popular belief that baby photos seem to dominate Facebook feeds, Meredith Ringel Morris of Microsoft Research has demonstrated that new mothers actually post less after giving birth.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMT
FetchClimate provides ready access to complex geographical information including, but not limited to, climatological information. FetchClimate will choose the best data set for your query, and perform all the necessary regridding in space and time. It will return a best guess, uncertainty, and provenance for your query and display the results on the map for visual exploration.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:18:56 GMT
- The Madingley Model
Source code, driver data and user manual for the Madingley model, as described in Harfoot, M.B.J., Newbold, T., Tittensor, D.P., Emmott, S., Hutton, J., Lyutsarev, V., Smith, M.J., Scharlemann, J.P.W. & Purves, D.W. (2014) Emergent global patterns of ecosystem structure and function from a mechanistic General Ecosystem Model, PLoS Biology, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001841.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:51:20 GMT
- FetchClimate Client
For a given geographic area and time interval, the FetchClimate client retrieves environmental parameters such as air temperature or precipitation. It can be used as a standalone command-line tool or can be linked to your program in C, C#, or another Microsoft .NET language.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:33:37 GMT
- MSR Smart Selection Dataset
Smart selection is the task of predicting the span of text that a user intended to select after they touched on a single word on a touch-enabled device. The MSR Smart Selection Dataset consists of crowd-sourced smart selection annotations on publicly available data. Specifically, we start from book from Wikibooks.org, which consists of publicly available textbooks. We randomly sampled 100 textbooks from Wikibooks.org and further randomly sampled one paragraph from each textbook. For each paragraph, we asked 100 crowd workers to select the phrases in the paragraph that they find interesting and would like to learn more about. See Pantel et al. 2014 (ACL) for a detailed description of the training and test data.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:48:23 GMT
With Blink for Windows Phone 8, you'll never miss the best shot or the action. Blink captures a burst of images before you even press the shutter, and continues to capture pictures after you've taken your shot. Save and share the shot you like best. And better yet, save a short animated Blink and share it to Facebook, Twitter, OneDrive or Blink.so.cl.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMT