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Bing's New Live Code Editor Is Surprisingly Useful

Google is famous for integrating tiny, handy features directly into its search results. With a new in-line live code editor that pops up when you search for programming questions, Bing may just have beaten Google at its own game.


Australians, You Sure Do Like To Google

They say if you want to hide a dead body, ditch it in the 2nd page of Google search results. Even the word “Google” is used as a verb: To search online. When Google was on the rise, people used to post numbers all the time showing competition among search engines. It’s been a while, and Roy Morgan has some new numbers to show just how dominant Google has become in Australia.


Use Bing Search To Tune Your Guitar

Google’s venerable (and profitable) search engine is well known for offering useful tools beyond its core functionality, and Microsoft has been tricking out Bing with a few extra features of its own — such as an app for tuning your guitar right from the search page. Here’s how to make sure you’re playing in tune using Microsoft’s search engine.


Y'all Played A Lot Of Xbox On Boxing Day Holiday

More people logged on to Xbox Live on 28 December 2015 than any other day in Xbox history, Microsoft has revealed among figures that include Window 10 uptake.


Playing Bing Pong Is The Best Thing You Can Do With Bing

In its continuing efforts to show how cool and down with the kids it is, Microsoft has added a video game from 1972 to Bing. Yes, this will consume all your remaining spare time this evening.


Twitter Now Uses Bing To Translate Weird Foreign Tweets

If you’ve always looked longingly over the Fence of Babel at all those foreigners making jokes that you know would be funny, if only you could understand them, then fear not: Twitter has harnessed the power of the internet’s second-best translation tool into its service.


A Bad Bing Update Took Out Yahoo Search Yesterday

News from the land of unloved search engines: yesterday, both Bing and Yahoo had an outage (don’t worry, I didn’t notice either), caused by a coding booboo from Microsoft.


Facebook Is Ditching Bing's Search Results

Facebook and Microsoft have had a relatively long-standing partnership when it comes to search: for years, Facebook searches would also show Bing results, and Bing queries have thrown up results from your friends. But history seems to mean very little to Facebook, which appears to have quietly killed Bing results.


OMFG U Can Search Bing W/ Emojis LOL

The Bing search engine will now give you results if you use emojis instead of words in your search query. “With this new feature, you can search using your favourite emoji, and Bing will return results based on the semantic meaning of the emoji,” Bing wrote in a blog post (probably right after sending the Google team a message solely comprised of a bunch of smiley poop emojis).


Google And Microsoft Are Mapping Favelas So They Can Sell Things There

The twisting sidewalks and dizzying density of Brazil’s favelas might deter most outsiders from navigating these crowded inner-city neighbourhoods, which informally house about 1.5 million of the country’s residents. Yet in the last few months, both Google and Microsoft have both been seen mapping their narrow streets and dirt paths.


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