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Bing lesson plans help students more effectively search online and practice critical thinking

Microsoft has published around 800 lesson plans on Bing since the fall of 2013. These resources enable teachers to provide tailored content to three different age groups, be it elementary, middle and high school. Four teachers worked on these lesson plans, now available for free everyday, helping...
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Bing gets every prediction in knockout stages right, sides with Germany for the final

Ever since Microsoft rolled out Bing's prediction service into Cortana, users have been asking the personal voice assistant predictions on all sorts of things, including the 2014 World Cup. Thus far, Bing has got it right 60 percent of the time in the group stages, correctly predicting the...
Project Adam's visual search could make Bing and Cortana smarter

Project Adam's visual search could make Bing and Cortana even smarter

Microsoft Research showed off Project Adam, a project that could deliver more accurate visual searches and give Cortana and Bing huge potential in the future. Utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence, Project Adam mimics the brain's neural connections to visually recognize objects...
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Microsoft removes Bing Image Widget in wake of Getty Images lawsuit

Microsoft has removed access to its Bing Image Widget for websites in the wake of a lawsuit filed against the company last week by Getty Images, who claimed the widget violates the copyrights on the photos it owns. The Bing Image Widget, which launched in August, allows websites to place a...
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Microsoft gets hit with lawsuit from Getty Images over Bing Image Widget

Microsoft has been hit by a lawsuit from the well known photo library company Getty Images, who claim that Microsoft's recently launched Bing Image Widget tool violates its copyrighted photos. The lawsuit, filed today in a New York federal court, slams Microsoft's website tool, which launched...
Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 adds NFL game predictions via Bing

Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 adds NFL game predictions via Bing

Microsoft has announced that Windows Phone 8.1 device owners will be able to ask Cortana to predict who will win games in the upcoming 2014 National Football League season, with those predictions powered by Bing. Users of Cortana can simply ask 'Who will win the Seahawks or the Packers?' and...
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Bing lesson plans help students more effectively search online and practice critical thinking

Microsoft has published around 800 lesson plans on Bing since the fall of 2013. These resources enable teachers to provide tailored content to three different age groups, be it elementary, middle and high school. Four teachers worked on these lesson plans, now available for free everyday, helping...
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Bing now has over 100 cities with Streetside imagery and 3D maps

Bing has just updated their Streetside and 3D city database. You'll now find over 100 new cities with new Streetside images and 3D map support. Fire up either the Bing Maps app or the Bing Maps Preview app on Windows 8.1 to see the new Streetside imagery. Over 100 cities now offer close-up...
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Bing to offer more Cortana-like conversation features on desktop searches

Microsoft is rolling out a new feature for desktop users of its Bing search website that will offer a way for users to continue searching for related topics with questions, similar to what the company is offering Windows Phone 8.1 users with Cortana. Bing is already offering direct answers to...
Bing adds download file details, makes searching for technical information better

Bing adds download file details, makes searching for technical information better

Bing, Microsoft's search engine, has made it easier and better to search for technical information like code and application programming interface (API) references. Basically, they're unburying it and making the details more glance-able, so you'll have a greater chance of figuring out whether a...
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Bing Vision lost all features but QR scanning in Windows Phone 8.1

Bing Vision was at one time a very interesting and innovative feature on Windows Phone 7.5 in 2011. The camera tool lets users scan QR codes, barcodes, books, CDs, DVDs, and even the (now) deprecated MS Tags. As creative as it is though, it never seemed to make waves in the tech world. Ironically...
Search for the perfect US school for your children with Bing

Search for the perfect US school for your children with Bing

Microsoft has made it so parents can search through national ranking and academic ratings for schools on Bing, from elementary all the way up to higher education. There's also a rating for the immediate area, which is an important factor when considering placements, especially if it means the...
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Microsoft now offers 'right to be forgotten' form for removal from Bing

Microsoft has today announced that Bing is now accepting requests from the general public in Europe to remove search links under a "right-to-be-forgotten" ruling. The company is urging consumers to get started with filling in an online form to ensure links they wish to have removed are no longer...

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