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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- Microsoft open sources WorldWide Telescope
We are incredibly pleased to announce that the WorldWide Telescope is now open source under the MIT license and has become an independent project as part of the .NET Foundation.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:00:00 GMT
- Faculty Summit 2015: Explore advances in artificial intelligence—and much more
On July 8–9, more than 350 academic researchers and educators will join Microsoft researchers and engineers for the sixteenth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit in Redmond, Washington. Key portions will be streamed live.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:00:00 GMT
- Standing the test of time: Microsoft researcher honored for prescient machine learning work
At next week's International Conference on Machine Learning, Chris Burges, a research manager and principal researcher in Microsoft Research’s Machine Learning Intelligence Group, will receive the Test of Time Award.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 GMT
- Don Syme, developer of .NET Generics, gets Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal
Don Syme, a principal researcher in Microsoft's Cambridge, U.K. lab, was honored for his contributions to the engineering community, including .NET Generics and his many other contributions that benefit programmers and computer users worldwide.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
- The world of wearables: Microsoft Band and whole-body computing
In the latest Next at Microsoft podcast, Desney Tan and Amish Patel discuss wearable technology (such as the Microsoft Band) and whole-body computing.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:00:00 GMT
- Tweet Entity Linking Data v2 Release (NEEL Challenge)
Dataset and Evaluation code for the paper: “S-MART: Novel Tree-based Structured Learning Algorithms Applied to Tweet Entity Linking”. Releasing part of the datasets and python evaluation code used in the paper: S-MART: Novel Tree-based Structured Learning Algorithms Applied to Tweet Entity Linking, ACL 2015. Part of the data is based on the Making Sense of Microposts (#Microposts2014) Challenge (http://www.scc.lancs.ac.uk/microposts2014/challenge/index.html).
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:32:21 GMT
- HMD Lens for Oculus Rift
This zip file contains CAD files and source code necessary to build and use an improved lens for the Oculus Rift HMD. The source code works with the Unity game engine to correct the lens distortion for the Oculus display. The lens was automatically designed by the LensFactory program developed at Microsoft Research. The optical quality is significantly better than the lenses that come with the Oculus. The lens uses off the shelf lens elements from Edmund Optics.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:59:50 GMT
- Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro
Microsoft Hyperlapse is a new technology that creates smooth and stabilized time lapses from first-person videos. Want to show your friends what you saw on that 12-mile hike you took last weekend or let them experience how it felt to fly down the mountain on your recent ski trip? With Microsoft Hyperlapse, you can time lapse those experiences, distilling them into easily consumable, enjoyable experiences.
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:39:48 GMT
- MSR ECCLib
MSR ECCLib is an efficient cryptographic library that provides functions for computing essential elliptic curve operations on a new set of high-security curves. All computations on secret data exhibit regular, constant-time execution, providing protection against timing and cache attacks. For more information, see http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/nums/default.aspx.
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 04:52:51 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.
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:58:05 GMT