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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: Advanced Technology Labs Israel: Year in Review

    Posted by Adi Diamant, director of Advanced Technology Labs Israel The latest in a series of posts from the directors of Microsoft Research’s labs worldwide, this one from Adi Diamant of Advanced Technology Labs Israel . Advanced Technology Labs Israel (ATL Israel), our newest addition...
  • Blog Post: Bringing Translations to Tweets

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies There’s some cool news over at the Microsoft Translator/Bing Translator team blog: The announcement of new translation features, powered by Microsoft Translator , that now appear in the Twitter app for Windows Phone . The new functionality, announced...
  • Blog Post: Seattle, Scientific Innovation, and Microsoft Research

    Posted by Rob Knies Fifty years ago, the Century 21 Exposition—the Seattle World’s Fair—provided visitors with a vision of the future. With its gleaming Monorail and its towering Space Needle, the fair trumpeted the advances made possible by science and space travel, thereby extending...
  • Blog Post: Image Debugging for Visual Studio

    Posted by Rob Knies Setting an objective is often the first step to achieving it. Case in point: Image Watch . Image Watch is a Visual Studio 2012 plug-in from the Interactive Visual Media (IVM) group at Microsoft Research Redmond . The tool enables anyone building image-processing applications...
  • Blog Post: Making Purchases with Zero Effort

    Posted by Rob Knies Imagine that you walk into a store, select an item to purchase, and approach the cash register. A wireless-proximity transmitter within your smartphone detects your presence, and a facial-recognition program determines your identity. The transaction is recorded onto video, and...
  • Blog Post: Research Bolsters Windows Phone Translation

    Posted by Rob Knies Eager for foreign travel but worried about foreign languages? Fear no more, thanks to the Translator App for Windows Phone , updated April 16 and featuring several contributions from Microsoft Research. The app, powered by the same state-of-the-art technology used in Bing...
  • Blog Post: DNN Research Improves Bing Voice Search

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies We live in a society obsessed with speed. Whether it’s download times on a mobile phone or Usain Bolt’s time in the 100 meters, the faster the better. We also live during an era when accuracy has become not just preferable but essential...
  • 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: The Friendly Faces of Microsoft Research Asia

    Posted by Rob Knies The term “natural user interfaces” has been in vogue in recent months, generally invoked to describe different ways that humans can interact with computing devices beyond the longtime pairing of keyboard and mouse. Surface computing is one example with its roots...
  • Blog Post: Science Fairgoers to See 3-D Humans Digitized in Real Time

    Posted by Rob Knies The changes wrought by technology in recent years is nothing short of astounding. First, music became digitized. Now, it’s video, in all its forms. That data can be stored, comfortably and effectively, in the cloud. And many of us walk around each day with little computers...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop Now Available as Web App

    Posted by Rob Knies If you’re a software developer—or if you follow the work of software developers—you’ve probably heard of TouchDevelop , a Microsoft Research app that enables you to write code for your phone using scripts on your phone. Its ability to bring the excitement...
  • Blog Post: Rashid to Talk Technology at Computer History Museum

    Posted by Rob Knies On Oct. 16 in Mountain View, Calif., the Computer History Museum will host a conversation between Rick Rashid , Microsoft chief research officer and worldwide head of Microsoft Research, and John Markoff of The New York Times " href="http://www.nytimes.com/" target="_blank"...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research PM Gives ‘Hour of Code’ to Local Seattle Community Every Day

    Tweet Posted by Athima Chansanchai Four days a week, Frank Martinez teaches students at south Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School how to turn coding into real-world projects. On Thursdays, he educates people vulnerable to homelessness on the fundamentals of computer science...
  • Blog Post: More Research Contributions to Windows Phone Translation

    Posted by Rob Knies Recently, I wrote about Microsoft Research contributions to the new Translator App for Windows Phone , available for free download on Windows Phone Marketplace . Some of them, anyway. As it turns out, the story goes a bit deeper than the earlier post was able to convey. Since...