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  • Blog Post: The Woman Who Put the Vim in Xim

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Yesterday in this space, you learned about the engineering behind Xim , a free app from Microsoft Research that brings fun, interactive photo sharing to users of Windows Phones , Android phones, or iPhones. Developing a new app requires a mixture of skill...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Photos, Not Your Phone

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Editor's note: Xim 1.3, released December 17, 2014, extends photo-sharing to large screens via a host of streaming media devices . How easy is it to share these days? Pretty darned easy, as users of any mobile phone can attest. Take a photo, and...
  • Blog Post: FUSE Researcher Gains TR35 México Acclaim

    Posted by Rob Knies Like many people his age, Andrés Monroy-Hernández of Microsoft Research’s FUSE Labs is enamored with the possibilities offered by social computing. He just applies them at a more engaged level than most. Consider some of the areas his research addresses:...
  • Blog Post: Socl Creativity Goes Mobile

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Socl lets you create, collect and share stuff you love. From rich visual collages to short animated media and memes, express yourself through posts that take seconds to create, collect, and share on Socl, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and...
  • Blog Post: Kati London of FUSE: Playful and Surprising

    Posted by Rob Knies Many people talk to their plants. But what if those plants were able to talk back? That’s the premise behind Botanicalls , a project to enable communications between plants and people. A sensor network provides the flora the ability to call and text people to request assistance...
  • Blog Post: Kodu Update Lets Kids Explore Mars

    Posted by Rob Knies On Nov. 26, 2011, the Mars rover Curiosity was launched from Cape Canaveral, a trip that will have taken more than eight months before Curiosity lands on the surface of the Red Planet. With excitement peaking in the days before the landing, Microsoft and NASA are using the event...
  • Blog Post: FUSE Labs: Year in Review

    Posted by Lili Cheng, general manager of FUSE Labs The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Lili Cheng of FUSE Labs . We just launched So.cl , our latest research experiment, which blends search and social networking. For...