A series of new productivity videos snuck out last week and somehow I managed to beat Long Zheng to the punch on these. From the title I though they were a new take on the Office 2019 video but they're different...in a good way I think.
For a while I was one of those people who thought Microsoft spent entire $9bn of R&D investment on Microsoft Research. I feel a bit foolish owning up to this now but it's for the greater good!
We're moving ever closer to a world that is clickable. This week at Microsoft Research TechFest, we saw a demo of face recognition in video. Using this tech, in the near future, a television or an Xbox will be able to recognize people in the living room, home video will be annotated automatically and become searchable, and TV viewers will be able to get information about an unfamiliar actor, athlete, or singer just by pointing to the person on the screen
The Samsung Series 9 notebook packs a ton of technology in to it's slim, Duralim frame. It's now at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue, WA and may be in my home this evening.
Would it be useful to have technology that can recognize your grip and adapt the input mechamism you're using based on that? Say, noticing that you changed your grip on a stylus to signify an eraser rather than a paintbrush? With the user of a few sensors, Microsoft Research has shown this can be achieved.