Microsoft Research is at it again. They have developed a photo sharing app that goes by the name of Xim, and lets you share your images with anyone in a rather interesting fashion. The twist being that the people you are sharing with don’t need the app to view the photos, and additionally, you get to control their...

Cortana, Microsoft’s digital voice assistant, has by far been the company’s most notable product in the past couple of years. It was unveiled with much fanfare a few months back. And while there have been clear signs that Cortana is coming to the desktop, none are clearer than this old video posted on Microsoft...

Well more like an indoor positioning system, but you get the drift. Microsoft Research has been responsible for some of the most innovative new technologies, many of which are applied mainstream. This newest one is the stuff of dreams. The unit is very close to completing research of a groundbreaking technology that...

Had battery technologies improved as much as say computer graphics card or hard disk storage space, we’d probably be using mobile devices with a year of usage on a single charge. As things are, most would settle for a week. And this seems to be exactly what Microsoft’s Research unit is working on right now — a brand...

When it comes to innovative research few can fault what the teams at Redmond cook up. The implementation of some of these technologies often leave a bit to be desired, but that’s that. But Microsoft Research often pulls off magic, no two words about it. It has just presented what is essentially a 3D browser concept —...

While physical clouds may be part science and part art, the technology variant is all science. Cloud computing infrastructures are used for everything from mobile apps and enterprise software to (more recently) gaming and media streaming. And the flexibility of cloud computing means that they are now used for...

The Microsoft Research unit has had a fairly busy year. And SIGGRAPH 2013, the 40th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technique, has provided the company to showcase what it has been working on. One brand new technology that Microsoft Research is working on allows users to...

There were times when Microsoft was more interested in plain old software development, but the past few years, Redmond has increased its focus on research manifold. The result is that the company is now on the forefront of several innovative technologies. One such technology is 3D printing, and Microsoft Research is...

The Windows Phone 8 platform is finally seeing some intensified action on the apps front, with several third-party developers coding for the mobile operating system. Additionally, Nokia also comes up with exclusive applications for its Lumia range. But through all this Redmond continues developing new apps for its...

Microsoft has announced that Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer, will retire in 2014 when he will be 65. Mundie was one of two Microsoft Corp executives who took over Bill Gates’ role at the company. At that time, Mundie became responsible for Microsoft’s long-term research activities, while...