Bing Goes Star Trek With “Snapshot” Answers & Klingon Translation

bing-startrekMicrosoft announced that Bing, the search engine, can now speak Klingon and gives you snapshot answers to your Star Trek questions.

Search on Bing for [Who is Spock's father] and at the top right section of the page, a “Snapshot Answer” will come back telling you it is Sarek. You can technically search for many Star Trek related questions, and Bing promises to answer.

Bing said they partnered with the creator of Klingon, Marc Okrand, and a few ‘Trekkers’ at Microsoft such as engineer Eric Andeen to ‘Trekify,’ as Bing calls it some of Bing’s products.

Here is a picture of a snapshot example in the search results:


Part of this partnership, Bing also added to Bing Translator the ability to translate either content or web pages into Klingon. Here is a picture of our home page translated into Klingon:


These efforts are in partnership with Paramount Pictures’s release of the new movie, Star Trek Into Darkness.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Microsoft: Bing


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  • Gabor Por

    Google had this for quite a while:

  • Matt

    There isn’t going to be Bing product placement in Star Trek, is there? Star Trek 2009 had Nokia and Budweiser, so it wouldn’t surprise me, though it’d still be really stupid.

  • Jawad Latif

    This result didn’t appear to me when I searched for ‘Who is Spock’s father’!

  • Brian Barker

    Google translate is already ahead of Bing, with 64 languages. The latest is the international language Esperanto, which has 2 million fluent speakers.

    I wonder how many people speak Klingon, worldwide, fluently?

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  • lucky heart

    so search and it is right on the way..

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