Microsoft is building a new medium for storing archival data for prolonged periods of time inside cold storage environments. This tech is designed to replace tape and optical drives, and is considered to be much more reliable. Known as Project Silica, this is Microsoft's venture into storing virtual data on glass.
A new video demonstration from Microsoft’s Research division shows how pen and touch input could be enhanced in the future with new interactions that open up all kinds of productivity possibilities in everything from spreadsheets to your browser.
A new report says that Microsoft has overhauled how it runs its Microsoft Research division. The new goal is to identify projects faster that could be turned into actual products and get them out into the marketplace faster.
Microsoft has released its sci-fi short story collection Future Visions. The free ebook contains a number of stories by major science fiction authors that are based on some of the projects that are being developed by Microsoft Research.
Microsoft will release an original ebook science fiction short story anthology on November 17. The collection, titled Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Stories Inspired by Microsoft, will feature works by top sci-fi authors who gained inspiration for their stories from first-hand looks at Microsoft's research projects.
A new Microsoft research project is looking to develop a way to extend the battery life of a laptop or tablet by using several different types of batteries, each made for different tasks. It is also looking at machine learning features that will figure out the usual habits of a laptop's owner to help make its battery last longer.
Microsoft is king of all jokes and the company wishes to share some of its expertise in the field with you. Microsoft Research has created a web-based chat system titled "Cahoots" that analyzes text in your messages and suggests memes and other media.
Halo 5 developer 343 Industries have pulled no punches to ensure the game is polished. Microsoft Research have dropped in with some powerful analytics tools to help 343i fine-tune and squash pesky bugs.
The Kinect is at once a niche and – forgive the pun – game-changing technologies. Although it has not quite resonated yet with customers in actual gaming, the potential is there for some fantastic experiences in the coming years. One issue with all systems that detect motion is accuracy. Version 2 of the Kinect is certainly more powerful than its predecessor, but the nuances of finger...