In a few days, people all over the United States will either be watching or setting off fireworks in celebration of the July 4 holiday. Chris Harland, a data scientist at Microsoft, reports that Americans take to Bing to search for “fireworks” – where to buy them, where to see them and even exploring the history of pyrotechnics.
Monday’s Bing home page takes you more than 5,200 feet above the clouds, where you pan to a 360-degree view of the Sunnmøre Alps, found on both sides of the fjord known as Hjørundfjorden, on Norway’s west coast.
Bing has teamed up with Jennifer Jolly, a digital lifestyle expert, to share some fast and free tech-life hacks – like DIY speakers and the hoodie turned laptop case in the image above. These tips and tricks can also help you earn free gifts and make life a little better.
Bing indexed Khan Academy courses and charted their relationship with popular subjects such as humanities, geometry and trigonometry. Search for a subject, and if there is a corresponding set of online courses they’ll show up in the snapshot pane.
If you did a double-take at Friday’s Bing home page, you’re probably not alone. What looks at first like a coral reef is actually an ocean-floor laboratory found in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Since 1992, the NOAA Aquarius Reef Base has been a living space and lab where researchers gather data about the health of the reef.