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Microsoft Research turns its sights on fixing shaky videos
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Microsoft Research turns its sights on fixing shaky videos

Harish Jonnalagadda 90

A new project being undertaken at Microsoft Research involves turning first person videos into smooth timelapses, which Microsoft calls hyperlapses. Normally, when a first person video is sped up into a timelapse, the footage is shaky due to the constant movement. Microsoft's project aims to fix that by running the video through its algorithms to create a smoother camera path. Helmed...

Microsoft's Cortana is becoming a seamless research tool for scholars early next year

Microsoft's Cortana is becoming a seamless research tool for scholars early next year

Daniel Rubino 34

Microsoft's foray into the personal assistant business with Cortana opens up many opportunities including integration with other branches of knowledge. One area that may be unfamiliar to the general public is Microsoft's work with Academic Search http://(academic.research.microsoft.com), which is a general search tool for finding articles on particular types of inquiry or the people in...

Microsoft Research creates low-cost, transparent sensor for 3D hand and finger tracking

Microsoft Research creates low-cost, transparent sensor for 3D hand and finger tracking

Rich Edmonds 44

Microsoft Research has published a project on its website for a low-cost electric field sensing concept. This allows for a transparent and thin receiver to detect 3D finger and hand tracking, combined with in-air gestures on mobile handsets. It's a cool implementation, which can be utilized in a compact form factor that is resilient to ambient illumination. Everything designed by the...

TED attendees are taken on a journey of the cosmos; WorldWide Telescope and Oculus Rift power the experience

TED attendees are taken on a journey of the cosmos; WorldWide Telescope and Oculus Rift power the experience

Michael Archambault 10

Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope computing software was released in February of 2008 by the company’s Research division to display astronomical sky maps. Imagery from the software is provided by the Hubble Space Telescope along with a collection of earth-bound telescopes. The idea for the software, which was originally presented at a TED Conference, is now returning to its roots as a...

Microsoft Research releases WorldWide Telescope 5.0 - explore the cosmos with your PC

Microsoft Research releases WorldWide Telescope 5.0 - explore the cosmos with your PC

Michael Archambault 15

If you are a fan of the cosmos, than you should be well aware of Microsoft Research’s WorldWide Telescope computing program. WorldWide Telescope allows users to fly through the known universe as astronomical sky maps and a 3D modeled environment is rendered. Originally announced at a 2008 TED Conference in California, the application still continues to be listed as “beta”, but has...

Microsoft releases official Socl app for Windows Phone to match their growing community-site

Microsoft releases official Socl app for Windows Phone to match their growing community-site

Abhishek Baxi 94

Developed by Microsoft Research FUSE Labs, Socl — pronounced social — lets you create, collect, and share stuff you love. From rich visual collages to short animated media and memes, Socl gives you a creative outlet through posts that take seconds to create, collect, and share on Socl, as well as other social networks. Microsoft Research has just released the companion app for Socl for...

Microsoft Research releases top notch Network Speed Test app for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft Research releases top notch Network Speed Test app for Windows Phone 8

Daniel Rubino 54

Although we now have an official SpeedTest.net app for Windows Phone, after what seemed like an eternity of not having one, options are still good for users and we like today’s new offering. The app comes by way of Microsoft Research and is simply called ‘Network Speed Test’ designed for Windows Phone 8 devices. The app is straightforward and very clean looking, with the user having to...