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#1 TechAddict

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 13:34

Take a look at today's (26th October 2012) Australian version of bing.
They have added an interactive 360 degree rotatable image.

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#2 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 13:38

Cool! Can you literally walk around or is it just a 360 view?

#3 Osiris

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 13:41

Interesting, IE9 and I don't get that going to bing.com.au see that image but don't get the controller

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 13:47

Interesting, IE9 and I don't get that going to bing.com.au see that image but don't get the controller


Try going into settings -> "worldwide" link on the left side -> choose "Australia"

Cool! Can you literally walk around or is it just a 360 view?


"Just" a 360 view

#5 carmatic

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 13:56

interesting, the picture is from a place in Germany altho it only works in Australia ...
also i am using Chrome and it works as well

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:31

How does this affect the page load times? :p

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:45

How does this affect the page load times? :p


It doesn't.. they intelligently build the page before loading the image completely so you can search almost instantly. (Same with the video back grounds and such)

#8 flexkeyboard

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:50

this was spotted awhile back too: http://www.neowin.ne...__fromsearch__1

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#9 jakem1

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:55

The detail when you zoom is impressive.

#10 Clearskies

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 19:04

It doesn't.. they intelligently build the page before loading the image completely so you can search almost instantly. (Same with the video back grounds and such)


Yes, but the page is still quite heavy. Bing takes 3.77 seconds to load, whereas Google is almost five times faster at 789ms.

#11 OP TechAddict

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:36

Yes, but the page is still quite heavy. Bing takes 3.77 seconds to load, whereas Google is almost five times faster at 789ms.


Really? Looks like both the pages load almost instantly. Bing loads up without that panorama and then uses javascript to load it later.

#12 Gerowen

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:49

I have a still image of the same place, but it's not 360 degrees. I'm using the latest stable version of Chrome, but no love, :-( I even tried going to bing.co.uk to see if it made a difference what country's page I viewed, but it's not showing up for me.

Tried going to Australia's version of bing.com and it didn't work either, :-(

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#13 jakem1

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:11

It's on the UK page today.

#14 flexkeyboard

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:01

well it looks like U.S' turn today =D

#15 Clearskies

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:48

Really? Looks like both the pages load almost instantly. Bing loads up without that panorama and then uses javascript to load it later.


Yes. Effectively, they load in about the same time. It's just that you can start using Bing before it's finished loading, so it seems faster.



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