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Bing has 360 degree panorama front page for Windows 8 launch

With today's official launch of Windows 8, Microsoft's Bing search division decided to do something a little different for its daily photograph for its Bing.com front page. The page has a photo of the Saxon Switzerland National Park located, oddly, in Germany. However, instead of a simple static image, users can rotate the picture 360 degrees to see all of the spectacular location.

In a post on the Bing.com blog, Microsoft says, "Those of you who have Windows 8 can explore the homepage with touch - allowing you to zoom, pinch and swipe as you explore the image. And those of you who don’t have Windows 8 quite yet can check it out from any modern browser that is HTML5 capable, exploring the image with your mouse."

Of course, Bing and Windows 8 have lots of links already. Bing is naturally the default search engine for Windows 8 users and the Bing team have created lots of Windows 8 "Modern" apps such as News, Maps. Travel, Finance and more. Microsoft released these apps as part of pre-release versions of Windows 8 and have been busy updating them in the last few weeks for the final version of the OS

Source: Bing.com | Image via Microsoft

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