Bing enables HTML5 video to make search beautiful

Microsoft have switched on the long promised HTML5 version of their Bing search engine. Bing began by making search more visual with a daily image, but now through the...

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Microsoft have switched on the long promised HTML5 version of their Bing search engine. Bing began by making search more visual with a daily image, but now through the power of HTML5 video, that image comes to life as a video. Unfortunately this is another entrant to the US-only release list, but there is a relatively easy way for those outside the US to use it.

In the top right of Bing there is a Country selector, click this, then choose United States from the list. Of course this then means you will get US-oriented results. If you can’t be bothered with that, then check out the video below of Bing’s HMT5 video homepage.

Sure this does absolutely nothing to the quality of search results, but is an interesting showcase of the possibilities of HTML5 and makes for a unique search experience, Google, your plain white page is growing old.

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