So, back in July of last year, Bing temporarily rolled out a version of their homepage featuring live tiles. Well, guess what -- it's back. The new style seems cleaner and features three distinct "live tiles" -- Videos, Images, Trends -- that update throughout the day. A fourth static tile, Search History, serves as a convenient area to view and repeat searches you've run in the past.
For those that prefer to stay with the simpler text-based bar, you can close the new Taskbar by clicking a simple arrow -- just like minimizing, say, the Windows Explorer Ribbon in Windows 8.