Trekify Bing by searching for 'beam me up'

The engine rolls out animated links to Star Trek images and trivia to mark the release of the latest film. Even better: Bing's Klingon translator.

Screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET

I like my Khan clad in real Corinthian leather, so I'm not warping over to the closest theater to catch "Star Trek Into Darkness." And while many fanboys and fangirls are, Trek enthusiasts can also try Bing for some animation that's as fun as a locker full of tribbles.

The search engine will respond to "beam me up" with a series of interactive scenes promoting the latest installment in the J.J. Abrams reboot series.

Clicking on the floating Enterprise brings you to the bridge (littered with furry friends), where you can explore the science behind concepts from the show like the tractor beam and the tricorder.

Clicking on an image of the Enterprise itself brings you to info on props from the original series, and the no-win Kobayashi Maru scenario.

Aside from links to Trek images and trivia, the feature also highlights Bing's Klington translator. It's handy indeed.

My Klingon was limited to "Qapla'!" ("success!") and a few other stock phrases, but now I can recite Klingon proverbs like "bortaS bIr jablu'DI' reH QaQqu' nay'" ("Revenge is a dish which is best served cold") and "ricardo montalban qeylIS" ("Ricardo Montalban is god").

Ah, the wonders of the Internet.

(Via Search Engine Land)

 

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