Russia used Windows flaw to spy for years: researchers
Hackers based in Russia used a flaw in Microsoft Windows to spy on NATO, European governments and other organizations as far back as 2009, security researchers said Tuesday.
Microsoft Research turns 2D camera into depth sensor
Beyond tapping and sliding
"The way we design computers today," Microsoft researcher Hong Tan says, "it would seem that people only use their eyes."
On Welsh corgis, computer vision, and the power of deep learning
Can you tell the difference between the two breeds of corgis? If you're like many, you probably are barely even aware that such dogs exist, let alone the fact that there are two—and only two—kinds of ...
A new use for touchless technology in the operating theatre
Pioneering work using touchless technology for vascular surgery is now being extended to neurosurgery.
Researchers automate privacy compliance for big data systems
Web services companies, such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft, all make promises about how they will use personal information they gather. But ensuring that millions of lines of code in their systems operate in ways consistent ...
Game developers say success hinges on more than just programming skills
Aspiring game developers may want to bone up on their interpersonal skills. A forthcoming study from North Carolina State University and Microsoft Research finds that game developers need a suite of non-programming skills ...
From drug wars to 3-D silhouettes
When violence related to Mexico's drug war erupted in 2006, Andrés Monroy-Hernández kept in close touch with friends and relatives in the north of the country, where he is from and where much of the violence ...
Scientist helps create the first computer model of all life on Earth
(Phys.org) —A Sussex ecologist is among a team of scientists who have created a pioneering computer model that can predict the futures of all of the Earth's ecosystems and could help to address key environmental ...
Can robots have social intelligence?
Visiting Eric Horvitz at Microsoft Research headquarters in Redmond, Wash., is a full-service experience.
Microsoft brings world's fastest texting to Windows Phone 8.1
Gaurav Sharma appeared relaxed but focused in his purple hoodie on Jan. 16, 2014. Less than 20 seconds later, Sharma, a 15-year-old from Lakeside High School in Seattle, found himself the owner of a Guinness ...
Parallel programming may not be so daunting
Computer chips have stopped getting faster: The regular performance improvements we've come to expect are now the result of chipmakers' adding more cores, or processing units, to their chips, rather than ...
Desktop tool traces animal movement using consumer video equipment
People love to watch animals. That's why zoos exist. That's why photographic safaris command princely sums. That's why cat videos have become an unstoppable force.
Finding more space in spectrum
Radio and TV channels, mobile communications, GPS, and emergency communications are just a few examples of applications that occupy the airwaves. The radio spectrum is a finite resource, but demand for bandwidth ...