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Microsoft Research has updated the Windows Phone version of their cross-platform photo sharing app XIM. XIM allows you to share your photos from your device with other people.Anyone invited to a Xim sharing group can advance the photos and all screens are synchronized, which means everyone knows they are looking at and talking about the same photo, even when not…

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Microsoft has applied for a patent for a new type of curved camera sensor with its own custom optical image stabilization system, based on rotating the sensor somewhat. A curved sensor actually simplifies the design of a camera, as much of the lenses in current flat “planar” designs are there to flatten out the naturally curved image created by curved…

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Earlier today Microsoft Research released WindUp into the Windows Phone Store. The app, like SnapChat, lets users share content that are time limited and that expires after a set period. In a blog post Richard Harper, Principle Researcher at Microsoft, made it clear that the app itself was just an experiment, and was designed to: “enable me and my team…

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It seems not all Microsoft’s development is heading straight to the iPhone.  Microsoft Research has just released a new Snapchat-like messaging client with auto-deleting messages. The app lets you share pictures, videos and audio snippets, as well as text and lets you decide how long a message will last – set it to expire after a time or view limit…

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Microsoft Research has shown off some new technologies for bringing touch sensation (haptics) to glass screens. Being able to feel a touch responsive screen can make typing more secure, and improve speed and accuracy. Microsoft Research showed off 3 techniques – one would use piezeo-electrics to actually move the screen down when you press on it, simulating a physical key. …

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More news has leaked from Microsoft’s Research Summit. In its latest move, the scientist there has vowed to make the digital assistant more useful to people like themselves. Microsoft is bringing Academic Search to Bing (already a useful feature on Google called Google Scholar) and are integrating it with Cortana. Unlike Google Scholar however Microsoft says their Academic Search results…

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At Microsoft Research 2014 Faculty Summit Microsoft showed off a new technology they are working on called “Project Adam”. Project Adam is a neural net running in Azure which Microsoft claims outperforms Google’s own best of class Google Brain, being used for voice recognition and route guidance, amongst other things, by Google. At present Microsoft’s system,which is more optimized and…

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