Microsoft research

08.07.14
Microsoft wants its smartphone screens to touch you back
08.07.14

Microsoft wants its smartphone screens to touch you back

While your fingers are in firmly in control of hand-held devices, they're guided strictly by your...

By S. Dent,   08.07.14
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03.20.14
Microsoft's Blink Windows Phone app gets a redesign, lots of new features
03.20.14

Microsoft's Blink Windows Phone app gets a redesign, lots of new features

The Blink app for Windows Phone 8 is already pretty good, and it's about to get even better. Micro...

By E. Alvarez,   03.20.14
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12.10.13
Microsoft's Socl social network gets iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 apps
12.10.13

Microsoft's Socl social network gets iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 apps

The Microsoft Research team launched Socl in beta form a little over a year ago -- and yes, it is...

By E. Alvarez,   12.10.13
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12.05.13
Microsoft Research and University of Melbourne open center to study social natural interfaces
12.05.13

Microsoft Research and University of Melbourne open center to study social natural interfaces

According to Microsoft this will be "the world's first joint research center dedicated to studying...

By B. Heater,   12.05.13
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10.09.12
Microsoft Research crafts wrist-worn device that tracks hand gestures in 3D space (video)
10.09.12

Microsoft Research crafts wrist-worn device that tracks hand gestures in 3D space (video)

A team led by researchers at Microsoft's UK-based R&D lab has crafted a system that tracks the...

By A. Santos,   10.09.12
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07.05.12
Microsoft applies for high-performance touchscreen patent
07.05.12

Microsoft applies for high-performance touchscreen patent

Remember when Microsoft got us all salivating with a proof-of-concept demo that took touchscreen l...

By T. O'Brien,   07.05.12
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05.30.12
Intellectual Ventures' Nathan Myhrvold defends patent trolling, calls tech industry immature
05.30.12

Intellectual Ventures' Nathan Myhrvold defends patent trolling, calls tech industry immature

Intellectual Ventures' CEO and founder Nathan Myhrvold, who previously spent some 14 years at Micr...

By D. Murph,   05.30.12
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05.22.12
Microsoft Research team shatters data sorting record, wrenches trophy from Yahoo
05.22.12

Microsoft Research team shatters data sorting record, wrenches trophy from Yahoo

Bruise inducing high-fives, anyone? They're handing them out in Redmond, according to one mildly i...

By A. Santos,   05.22.12
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05.12.12
Microsoft Research's MirageTable brings some augmented reality to your tabletop
05.12.12

Microsoft Research's MirageTable brings some augmented reality to your tabletop

We got a look at a holographic telepresence project from Microsoft Research earlier this week, but...

By D. Melanson,   05.12.12
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