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Microsoft's So.cl: A Brief Tour

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It's not a Facebook rival; rather, it's designed around sharing Web content pulled from Bing searches, and now anyone can check out the social network project brewing from Microsoft Research....
Microsoft's So.cl: A Brief Tour

Microsoft kicks off Kinect Accelerator program to take 11 Kinect-centric start-ups to the next level

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Microsoft unwittingly created quite the hacking cottage industry when it first introduced Kinect. Though it took awhile for the company to come to grips with the amazing inventions enabled by its sensor bar, Redmond eventually released Kinect for Windows. Now, the Kinect Accelerator program is here to take Kinect...
Microsoft kicks off Kinect Accelerator program to take 11 Kinect-centric start-ups to the next level
Beyond the smartwatch: how invisible machines will make Microsoft's future

Microsoft opens the doors to its own ‘so.cl’ network

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Microsoft Research over the weekend began allowing members of the public to join its social network called “so.cl” that the company had previously been testing privately with students and researchers at a small number of universities. As described in our preview last year, the idea behind so.cl is to integrate search more...
Microsoft opens the doors to its own ‘so.cl’ network

SanDisk co-founder: Flash to squeeze out hard drives and DRAM by 2020

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The co-founder of SanDisk and one of the illustrious fathers of flash memory, Eli Harari, says that flash memory will “checkmate” hard drives by 2020. This is in stark contrast to Microsoft Research and UCSD, which earlier this week claimed that solid-state storage would meet its maker by 2024.Speaking at...
SanDisk co-founder: Flash to squeeze out hard drives and DRAM by 2020

Microsoft Research: 4 habits of the multi-screen viewer

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Nowadays, with all the gadgets available to us, multi-tasking with multiple devices has become a regularity. While watching the game on TV, we’ll Tweet about it on our smartphone. When shopping on our PCs, we might use a tablet to find reviews. And if we have more questions about...
Microsoft Research: 4 habits of the multi-screen viewer
Microsoft testing a Windows Phone system that pre-loads apps based on contextual data

Microsoft cuts touchscreen lag to 1ms, makes other panels look silly (video)

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Have you ever noticed that there is a serious amount of lag between when you move your finger on a touchscreen and when it actually registers that input? Perhaps you haven't, but most panels and controllers out there suffer from about a 100ms delay. For taps and slow swipes...
Microsoft cuts touchscreen lag to 1ms, makes other panels look silly (video)
Current flash memory technologies won't scale beyond 2024, researchers say

Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

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No, Blab’s new platform can’t necessarily predict the future. But what the Seattle-based social analytics company did debut today is software that will help brands determine which of the millions of social media conversations they should focus on. Using Blab’s patented technology, the company analyzes 50,000 news and social...
Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

Mayhem: Microsoft’s open-source app for controlling just about anything

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The technologies shown at Microsoft Research’s annual “TechFest” science fair aren’t typically ready for public use. But one that emerged last week, dubbed Mayhem, is available for download, it’s an open-source project, and it has some interesting implications for how we use our devices in our lives. Mayhem is a...
Mayhem: Microsoft’s open-source app for controlling just about anything

Microsoft Is Suddenly Cool Again For Interns Looking At Tech Jobs (MSFT)

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Microsoft "feels cool again" while Google and Facebook feel "creepy" to a new crop of twenty-somethings looking for internships. At least that's what a few of Microsoft's 1,500 summer interns told Reuters. College students who are full of idealism want to use their talents to go out and change the...
Microsoft Is Suddenly Cool Again For Interns Looking At Tech Jobs (MSFT)

Microsoft says Illumiroom isn't yet ready for next Xbox, but will get public demo in July (video)

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Since we saw Illumiroom at CES in January, the technology has come quite a ways. But while it's still a spectacular technology display, don't look for it to pop up in any Xbox announcements in the near future. In fact, Microsoft Research's Hrvoje Benko and Brett Jones told us...
Microsoft says Illumiroom isn't yet ready for next Xbox, but will get public demo in July (video)
Microsoft Research releases free Cliplets app for creating animated cinemagraphs
Finger-free phones, full body gesturing, and our "touchscreen" future

Microsoft reveals new Xbox IllumiRoom concept

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Proof-of-concept system from Microsoft Research uses Kinect camera to combine virtual and physical worlds. [Read more]...
Microsoft reveals new Xbox IllumiRoom concept

INRIX names ex-Blue Nile CEO to board, strengthens management team

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INRIX is bolstering its board and management team as the Kirkland provider of traffic data continues to add new customers, and possibly positions for an initial public offering. The spin out of Microsoft Research today named former Blue Nile CEO Diane Irvine  to the board, tapping a proven executive with...
INRIX names ex-Blue Nile CEO to board, strengthens management team

Microsoft ViralSearch project visualizes content as it spreads across Twitter

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It's not a new component of Bing (not yet, anyway), but Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new small-scale search project at its TechFest event this week -- one with a particular focus on so-called viral content. Appropriately dubbed ViralSearch, the effort from Microsoft Research currently uses Twitter...
Microsoft ViralSearch project visualizes content as it spreads across Twitter

Google dreams up tiny laser projection system to control Project Glass

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A virtual touchpad projected onto limbs and other everyday surfaces? That's the type of crazy idea we'd normally expect to see from Microsoft Research, not Google. Heck, maybe we even did. But Google has applied to patent the concept specifically in relation to Project Glass. The system would use...
Google dreams up tiny laser projection system to control Project Glass

Microsoft official confirms Windows Blue, shows app update

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More details relating to Microsoft's plans for Windows Blue have leaked, in the form of a video from an internal event. The demonstration from Microsoft Research at TechFest shows a new version of Fresh Paint made for Windows Blue, as well as company officials confirming the Windows Blue codename.......
Microsoft official confirms Windows Blue, shows app update

Tracking traffic made easy: INRIX launches digital reporting suite for media

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As the Kirkland-based company inches closer to an IPO, INRIX just released a turn-key set of applications that can help media members deliver traffic information faster and for less money. The traffic information analytics provider is offering something called the INRIX Digital Media Suite made for T.V. and radio media....
Tracking traffic made easy: INRIX launches digital reporting suite for media
Microsoft's Long And Winding Road To Becoming Kind Of Cool

Microsoft’s hit Photosynth app arrives on Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Photosynth app has been a success on Apple’s iPhone, with more than 7 million downloads and strong ratings from reviewers and users. Today, at long last, the Redmond company released Photosynth for its own Windows Phone operating system. Photosynth lets users take many pictures of a scene from different...
Microsoft’s hit Photosynth app arrives on Windows Phone

Meet FUSE Labs, the formerly-obscure Microsoft division that built So.cl

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So.cl has been around for some time now, but it only recently ripped off its mask, and barred its teeth to the world. Microsoft is spinning the social app as as search-infused project for students, while some in the press are already calling shenanigans on that narrative. Either way, who...
Meet FUSE Labs, the formerly-obscure Microsoft division that built So.cl

Apple And Microsoft Behind Patent Troll Armed With Thousands Of Nortel Patents

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You may recall last summer that Apple, Microsoft, EMC, RIM, Ericsson and Sony all teamed up to buy Nortel's patents for $4.5 billion. They beat out a team of Google and Intel who bid a bit less. While there was some antitrust scrutiny over the deal, it was dropped and...
Apple And Microsoft Behind Patent Troll Armed With Thousands Of Nortel Patents

Mandatory Password Changes Costs Billions in Lost Productivity [Passwords]

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Big enterprises that force their workers to change their access passwords on a regular basis, and adhere to complex rules when they do, might be their own worst enemy. At least that's how Boston Globe editor Mark Pothier sees it, and he cites a Microsoft research paper as part...
Mandatory Password Changes Costs Billions in Lost Productivity [Passwords]
Microsoft's 'HomeOS' automation platform detailed in research paper

Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

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After some hinting around the edges in recent days, Microsoft today unveiled the Bing Fund, its new tool that will both invest in and incubate startups. The Fund is sponsored by Bing, as you likely guessed. According to its FAQ, the Bing Fund is looking for “startups that are building...
Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?

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This is how it starts, guys. (Photo: screencap) Coming soon to a CES writeup near you: Microsoft is twerking that Kinect technology just as fast as it can, creating all kinds of weird futuristic use cases to help separate you from your hard-earned dollars. Fast Company reports that Microsoft Research has...
Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?
Microsoft makes 3D navigation mobile with wearable Digits protoype
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