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The last place you'd expect to find malware — other than inside the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way — is the official Windows binaries for VLC, the free, ubiquitous media player. Yet, if you typed the name into Microsoft's Bing search engine a few days ago, you'd have been presented with a suspicious site warning. So, what went wrong?

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It feels as though Google has held the market on “point your camera at it to learn more” technology for some time now, first through its Translate app, which let you target signs in foreign languages with your smartphone’s camera and receive translations on the fly, and now via Lens, which expands this technology to give you plenty of information about the objects in photos you’ve taken (or are about to take).

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Google has been synonymous with search for years, and Bing -- poor Bing -- quickly became synonymous with sarcasm about why anyone would ever use Bing. Believe it or not, though, the two search engines aren't as different as the jokes would have you believe.

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Looking up a recipe via regular search results in hundreds if not thousands of pages to dig through. Perhaps an easier way to find a recipe is to search for the food you want to make then click on the photo that appeals to you most -- something that Bing now lets you do.

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Windows 10: Microsoft has started rolling out its latest operating system, Windows 10. That means there's going to be some new annoyances to fix. One of the most noticeable is Bing search results showing up in the Start Menu. If you don't want these, here's how to turn them off.

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The word 'Google' has been widely embraced by the English speaking world as a de facto verb for internet searches. When you want to find something out online, you don't search for it; you "google" it. But what about Microsoft's rival search engine Bing? Over the past few days, I've been asking friends, family and co-workers to 'Bing' search queries for me. Here's a transcription of some of their reactions...

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More people might be using Google search, but underdog Bing isn't afraid to challenge that preference. Microsoft's "Bing It On" challenge encourages you to do a blind comparison test to see which search engine gives you the results you prefer.