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Climb to Everest Base Camp with IE10 and explore the effects of climate change

Climb to Everest Base Camp with IE10 and explore the effects of climate change

Michael Archambault 10

Want to experience beautiful awe inducing views of Mount Everest on your PC or Tablet? Now you can, thanks to Microsoft’s partnership with GlacierWorks. The newly launched HTML5 based site allows viewers to see the changes Mount Everest and the greater Himalayan regions have faced over the last 86 years. There is no better day to launch the project than today, the 60th anniversary of...

Microsoft shares another glimpse of the future, but you still can’t have it

Microsoft shares another glimpse of the future, but you still can’t have it

Michael Archambault 25

At TechFair 2013 in Washington D.C., Microsoft showed off an abundance of high-tech projects; the company states that the technology being designed by its research division, allows a glimpse into the future of technology. World class scientists working on the Redmond campus showed off how they could be an asset to some of society’s biggest challenges. Fred Humphries, Microsoft VP of U....

Want a quiet night out? Microsoft Research may have the answer with Bing Now for Windows Phone.

Want a quiet night out? Microsoft Research may have the answer with Bing Now for Windows Phone.

Daniel Rubino 27

Microsoft Research is both an amazing establishment and frustrating one. It’s amazing because of the work they do - the future of technology being built today! It’s frustrating though because it can take years before we see the effects of such projects in commercial applications. With that understanding, it’s curious to see what Bing Now brings to the table. Bing Now is a demonstration...

Cloud-focused GPS chip by Microsoft Research slashes smartphone battery consumption

Cloud-focused GPS chip by Microsoft Research slashes smartphone battery consumption

Rich Edmonds 49

Anyone who makes use of GPS functionality on a smartphone understands the impact such connectivity has on the limited battery supply that's packed inside the device. Unfortunately, we're not quite at the stage where 10,000mAh batteries are utilised, so Microsoft Research has been working on a cloud-powered GPS chip that will reportedly slash battery consumption on smartphones. As well...