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Microsoft app turns iPhone into 3D scanner

If you keep track of the ways the iPhone is a revolutionary tool, you can soon add 3-D printing the growing list.<p>A Microsoft research team has created an app that turns any smartphone camera into a 3-D scanner without the need for extra hardware.<p>The MobileFusion app could open the world to 3-D …

The stunning view a computer sees when you dance

We're just faceless shapes made of dots and lines and nodes to a computer. And that's kind of awesome. This experimental project by Maria Takeuchi …

The doctor can see you—5,000 miles away

A new telehealth app, Curely, provides a way for patients to directly connect with nearly 600 board-certified physicians from 15 countries around the …

Detecting heart rate with Kinect

When the latest Kinect sensor was unveiled more than a year ago at Build 2014, demos showed how it could determine a user’s heart rate without …

Project Soli: Google's new experiment to put gesture controls everywhere

Google may have just made every motion controller currently on the market obsolete.<p>At a time when most gesture-sensing technology is unreliable and …

Laser Chip Could Turn Smartphones Into Handheld 3D Scanners

Forget point and shoot, it's point and scan<p>Taking 2D photos with your phone is rather popular these days, but thanks to Caltech scientists, soon you may be able to wave your phone at an object and capture a 3D scan of it. You could scan a particularly nice coffee cup, and then instantly send the 3D …

Nanotech

MIT Robot May Accelerate Trials for Stroke Medications - Bionik Labs

Robot protocol able to cut time and cost of Phase III drug trials by 70 percent.<p>After suffering a stroke, a patient learns to operate the robot …

The Surface family expands with the Surface 3

Today, the Surface Team has announced their thinnest and lightest Surface yet: the <b>Surface 3</b>. The Surface 3 borrows a lot of awesomeness from its big …

Emerging Technology, Computer, and Software Research

AI News and Innovations<p>Humans play an indispensable role in many modern AI-enabled services – not just as consumers of the service, but as the actual …

Artificial Intelligence

8 Millennial Trends Shaping the Future of Digital Health

While traditional communication channels remain popular among older patients, the next generation of younger patients known as millennials are …

Skype for Business: Vision for the future

Microsoft launches Xbox One SDK to let any developer build apps for its console

Microsoft is finally letting developers build apps for the Xbox One. While the software maker has had a private SDK since the console's launch, that will start to go a lot more public today. At the Games Developer Conference (GDC) today, Xbox chief Phil Spencer revealed that Microsoft is launching …

Apps

Microsoft adopts a cloud standard that keeps your data private

Microsoft knows that you probably don't trust it completely with your sensitive info, especially if you live outside the US. What assurances will you get that you won't be spied on, or sold down the river? The company thinks it has an answer: it just became the first big service provider to adopt a …

How I turned my Xbox's Kinect into a wondrous motion-capture device

When Microsoft started selling a basic Xbox One package without a Kinect V2 for $100 less, the result was unequivocal: Sales took off. Most gamers can take or leave the ubiquitous depth camera, because it just <i>isn't as useful</i> for gaming as, say, the Wii controller. It <i>is</i> indispensable for certain …

How to Get Fit and in Shape Faster

Whether you are training hard for a marathon or trying to get the most from your workout routine, there are certain fundamentals that can help you …

Microsoft sees a role for Kinect in health care

The software giant imagines a future where its motion-sensing game controller can help patients get care and surgeons leaf through medical records.<p>SEATTLE--Microsoft thinks its Kinect motion-sensing game controller will find a spot in operating rooms and doctors offices as it already has in …

Augmented Reality