Microsoft Research project can interpret, caption photos
If you're surfing the web and you come across a photo of the Mariners' Felix Hernandez on the pitchers' mound at Safeco Field, chances are you'll quickly interpret that you are looking at a picture of a baseball ...
Microsoft research project reveals new method for keeping data private
Microsoft researchers have created a new system that keeps data stored in the cloud safe from prying eyes or malicious players even when it is being accessed to make calculations.
Microsoft Hyperlapse turns long video into distilled entertainment
Moving big data faster, by orders of magnitude
In today's high-productivity computing environments that process dizzying amounts of data each millisecond, a research project named for "a trillion events per day" may seem relatively ordinary.
Smart scarf carries multimodal language to convey emotions
Cloud computing helps make sense of cloud forests
The forests that surround Campos do Jordao are among the foggiest places on Earth. With a canopy shrouded in mist much of time, these are the renowned cloud forests of the Brazilian state of São Paulo. It is here that researchers ...
Abandoning websites: Are annoying ads good for business?
Most consumers have experienced online ads so garish, loud, or aggravating that they can't possibly be ignored. But a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research suggests that this way of forcing customer's attention may ac ...
'Green' data center option makes efficient use of server heat
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 ...