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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- Meet Five Dynamic Microsoft Women Inspiring Change in Technology
Rane Johnson of Microsoft Research is one of five women featured in an article that commemorates International Women's Day, which celebrates women who have and will change the world.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:00:00 GMT
- Microsoft-Backed F# Language Surges in Popularity
The functional programming language, ranked 69th a year ago, threatens to crash the top 10 in Tiobe's rankings.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:00:00 GMT
- 2014 Microsoft Research Ph.D. Scholarship Projects Announced
Microsoft Research has announced the winners of its 2014 Ph.D. Scholarship Programme.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:00:00 GMT
- What Makes Art Popular? Science Says It's Luck, and the Opinion of Others
You'd like to think that artistic merit drives commercial success. Unsurprisingly, a new study says that artworks gain popularity based on social influence--and chance.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:32:00 GMT
- ChronoZoom and Zombies Head to SXSWedu
Curriculum designer David Hunter will present his Zombie-Based Learning Curriculum as part of a ChronoZoom presentation during the upcoming SXSWedu event.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:00:00 GMT
FaST-LMM-Py extends the capabilities of FaST-LMM using Python. These features include capabilities such as FaST-LMM-SELECT which selects SNPs for FaST-LMM, FaST-LMM-SET which is a new approach for set tests that can handle confounding, and FaST-LMM-EWASher which performs epigenome-wide association analysis in the presence of confounders such as cell-type heterogeneity.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:27:05 GMT
ZooTracer is a desktop tool that can be used to trace animal movement in video.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:27:26 GMT
- Microsoft Cloud-Offloaded GPS Experimental Kit
Cloud-Offloaded GPS (CO-GPS) leverages the power of cloud services to reduce energy requirement for GPS sensing. This experimentation kit include a reference hardware design, documentations of the Microsoft CO-GPS web service API, and sample code for using the web services.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 02:03:03 GMT
- FaST-LMM-EWASher - R version
This is an R version of FaST-LMM-EWASher, which performs epigenome-wide association analysis in the presence of confounders such as cell-type heterogeneity. A python version of this software is also available as part of Fast-LMM-Py. This software is associated with the paper: Epigenome-wide association studies without the need for cell-type composition. Nature Methods 2014, doi:10.1038/NMETH.2815.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 02:22:13 GMT
- Scalable Hyperlink Store
The Scalable Hyperlink Store is a specialized "database" for the web graph. SHS maintains the web graph in main memory, distributed over many machines.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:04:28 GMT