Bing Translator app adds a new languague “Klingon”, letting you “in a few simple clicks translate back and forth between Klingon and the 41 planetary tongues it supports.”
“”Klingons,” as most fans of the Star Trek franchise know, are a fictional warrior race with famously boney foreheads (an anatomical quirk that presumably inspired the cringe-inducing Klingon curse: “Your mother has a smooth forehead!”). Early in the series, they were everybody’s favorite villain. According to Guinness World Records, their throat-wrecking tongue is today the world’s most popular fictional spoken language (though it’s unclear how much competition it has).”
Klingon got its start with some words and phrases made up by James Doohan, the actor who played Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the original Star Trek series. The occasion was 1979’s “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” the first time the language was spoken in a movie. It was then fleshed out by UC Berkeley-trained linguist Marc Okrand, author of “The Klingon Dictionary,” which is still in print.
This is a part of the Microsoft’s initiative to promote the upcoming release of Paramount Pictures’s “Star Trek Into Darkness”, which hits the theaters on May 16th.
“Virtually every Microsoft consumer brand — Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, Xbox LIVE, MSN, Bing and Microsoft Stores — is coming together to help celebrate the release,” says Jen Buckmaster, senior marketing manager at Microsoft’s Lifestyle Marketing Group.
In addition, Bing also now covering “Star Trek” releated question on its search results page–“Go ahead, ask us your favorite Star Trek question like “who said live long and prosper?” You’ll see us serve up some fun results that will help you know Bones from Sulu,” bing stated.
Additionally, Bing also have a special homage to the Star Trek franchise on its home page, along with a few surprises up its sleeve if you enter the right phrase into the search engine.
Visit the Bing homepage today, and enter one of “the secret phrases in the search box” and you will be transported to the Final Frontier.
Xbox SmartGlass will provide a rich second-screen experience that gives people access to behind-the-scenes footage from the 2009 film when they watch the movie on Xbox Video on their Xbox 360.
“It will also provide “Star Trek Into Darkness” exclusive trailers, videos, and special promotional offers. “Star Trek: The Video Game” is available for Xbox 360 and Windows PCs now,” Microsoft stated.
Last month, as part of Xbox Video Awards launch, Microsoft invited Xbox LIVE users in the U.S., Canada and Australia to submit their questions for J.J. Abrams through Facebook and Twitter for a chance to have him answer them via video on Xbox LIVE when the Xbox Video Award winners were announced.
“Actors from the new film will also beam into Microsoft Store locations in Toronto, San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles leading up to the premiere, handing out tickets to advance screenings,” Microsoft adds.