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Bing Beams Up Star Trek Fans With Home Page Easter Egg, Klingon Translator

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Bing's search engine will let us go boldly where no man has gone before.

In conjunction with the arrival of "Star Trek Into Darkness", Bing has added a couple of features that fans should appreciate: a home page Easter egg when you search for [beam me up] and a new language option to Bing Translator: Klingon.

After you search for "beam me up" on Bing's home page, you'll be taken to an interactive experience in space. You know, the final frontier.

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You can click any of the hotspots, which include the Enterprise and planets. This will lead you to various "Star Trek" searches – everything from Tribbles and tractor beams, to James T. Kirk's birthplace and the death of Redshirts, to Kobayashi Maru and bad "Star Trek" props.

Bing has also added Klingon as a Bing Translator language. So now you can translate text to Klingon (or an entire site). It is available here.

Here's what Search Engine Watch looks like in Klingon:

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Bing isn't the only search engine that has paid tribute to "Star Trek". In September, an interactive Google Doodle celebrated the 46th anniversary of the original "Star Trek" TV series.


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