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Taking in Microsoft's TechFest

Annual in-house science fair shows off array of research projects--from the WorldWide Telescope to a new touch-based interface for mobile devices.

At its annual TechFest in-house science fair, Microsoft shows off a large collection of research projects--from the well-publicized WorldWide Telescope to a new touch-based interface for mobile devices.

CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi has some of the highlights from the event, including a political blog aggregator and an application that can search your music library.
March 17, 2008 6:33 PM PDT

Microsoft's Craig Mundie talks to News.com's Ina Fried about the latest from Redmond's labs and where the company is placing its bets these days.
March 11, 2008 1:33 PM PDT

CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi tries out two new photo programs that can turn any amateur picture-taker into a professional photographer.
March 10, 2008 4:38 PM PDT

Imagine a mobile device with front and back touch-screen sensitivity to better navigate a map. What about a software program that allows you to plot your journeys and share them with a friend?
March 8, 2008 10:00 AM PST

At Redmond, Wikipedia becomes Micropedia

A pair of Microsoft researchers find that the engine that powers Wikipedia makes for a nice way to track internal people and projects. Sorry SharePoint team...
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
March 5, 2008 10:37 AM PST

Is 'Singularity' the OS of the future?

No, it isn't the next version of Windows. Redmond's "concept" operating system is designed for computer science research.
(Posted in News Blog by Mike Ricciuti)
March 5, 2008 4:32 AM PST

Microsoft still wants to be welcomed to the social

Company shows a pair of social-networking projects that show the power that can be made when various networks are combined.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
March 4, 2008 9:23 PM PST

Telescope looks beyond space

The software uses a "visual experience engine" that may well find its way into other projects.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)

March 4, 2008 5:36 PM PST

M*A*S*H-up at TechFest

Alan Alda chats with Microsoft executive Craig Mundie as part of the research festivities.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
March 4, 2008 10:04 AM PST

Microsoft kicks off TechFest

Company expects about 7,000 of its workers will attend the internal science fair, which runs through Thursday.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
March 4, 2008 10:02 AM PST

Microsoft's telescope centers on Windows

Software will run on XP or Vista, but not under the Mac OS. That doesn't stop Microsoft from using Macs to demo the software, however.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
March 3, 2008 8:07 PM PST