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Finding Our Way with Digital Bread Crumbs
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Finding Our Way with Digital Bread Crumbs

A Microsoft research project explores whether sensors in mobile devices could help us navigate without GPS.

Dual Antennas Would Boost Cell-Phone Signals
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Dual Antennas Would Boost Cell-Phone Signals

New design would mean fewer dropped calls, longer battery life.

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A Sidewalk Disappearing Act

Automatically removing people from street-level imagery could help prevent privacy complaints.

Wikileaks Backlash Could Mean Less Data For Soldiers
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Wikileaks Backlash Could Mean Less Data For Soldiers

Information shared with troops may be restricted.

Adding Temperature to Human-Computer Interaction
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Adding Temperature to Human-Computer Interaction

An experimental new game controller adds the sensation of hot and cold to users' experience of a simulated environment.

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New Focus For Digital Photography

Software that gives users more control of a camera could revolutionize photography.

A Smoother Street View
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A Smoother Street View

Microsoft researchers have developed Street Slide, street-level imaging software that could help people find locations more quickly on the Web, as well as leave...

A Smoother Street View
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A Smoother Street View

Microsoft's new toy allows for a more seamless walk down an online avenue.

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So Many Bugs, So Little Time

Tools that find serious bugs automatically could lead to safer, more stable software.

New Languages, and Why We Need Them
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New Languages, and Why We Need Them

Creators of two dozen new programming languages—some designed to enable powerful new Web applications and mobile devices—presented their work last week in Portland...

Your Groups Tell Hackers Who You Are
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Your Groups Tell Hackers Who You Are

A malicious site can find out what social-networking groups you belong to--and then figure out your identity.

Ads that Match a Web Page's Images
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Ads that Match a Web Page's Images

Using the contents of images or videos to target Web ads could improve click-through.

Wireless Companies Could ­se Your Friends
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Wireless Companies Could ­se Your Friends

Each time you make a cellphone call, your network provider knows whom you're calling, for how long, and what device you're using. Now researchers at one of the...

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Fewer Ads, More Clicks

Search engines get smarter at predicting when we'll respond to a pitch.

Passwords that Are Simple
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Passwords that Are Simple

Researchers at Microsoft have come up with a way to create easy-to-remember passwords without making a system more vulnerable to hackers.

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The Achilles' Heel of Your Computer

Device drivers account for most crashes and even introduce security problems; a new testing tool could provide an early warning.

Making Optical Switching More Practical For Telecom
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Making Optical Switching More Practical For Telecom

Using all-optical controls could speed the transmission of telecommunications data, but optical switches that can work at high bandwidths need a lot of energy to...

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How Wi-Fi Drains Your Cell Phone

A study finds problems, but also offers software fixes that could help cell phones last significantly longer between charges. 

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Working Toward a Smarter, Faster Cloud

A proposed system would let cloud developers control the way their data travels across different machines.

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3-D Without the Glasses

Microsoft's Applied Sciences Group has designed a lens that presents different images to a viewer's left and right eye, which could make it possible to watch three...
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