Bing unveils new high-definition backgrounds

21 Nov 2014

Bing has introduced a series of new high-definition, widescreen photographs that will appear in the internet search engine’s background.

The images are just one of a number of upgrades that the Microsoft-run website has unveiled today in response to requests submitted via its online feedback system.

The photographs will also come with information captions that Bing says work “a little like the title cards you might see next to a piece of artwork in a gallery or museum.”

In addition, users can now access Microsoft Office tools, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive, through a new ‘Office Online’ tab on the Bing menu. A customisable carousel of trending topics at the foot of the homepage has also been introduced, but is currently only available in the US.

“We love getting your feedback. It helps us make Bing better every day,” wrote the homepage team in a blog post.

The additions had been announced in September, along with a new Bing logo as the search engine undergoes a complete revamp in a fresh attempt to battle chief competitor Google.

Dean Van Nguyen was a contributor to Silicon Republic