Nokia Intros New 'Point & Find' App for Camera Phones
Today Nokia announced a new beta application called Point & Find. Users aim their phones' camera at an object, and are automatically linked to information about that object. Point & Find uses real-time image processing and recognition technologies to link the user to digital content and services. It can also read bar codes, will integrate GPS data, and supports category-specific text-entry search. When the phone is pointed at an object, the software uses the phone's camera and data connection to evaluate the object. It then searches through a database, identifies the object, and returns a set of links to associated content and services. Right now, the beta is limited to users in the U.S. and U.K., and focuses on movies. Nokia said that more services and countries will be integrated into the application over time.
Hands On with the Moto g6
Motorola's g-series phones have a long-held reputation for value and quality. With the 2018 incarnation, Moto is trying harder than ever to bring high-end features and design to a low price point.
Google Lens Uses Machine Learning to Recognize Objects
Google today announced Google Lens, an image-recognition tool that relies on mobile cameras to perform searches. The tool is a significant advancement to the old Google Image Search app.
Bing Gains Visual Search Tool
Microsoft this week rolled out an update to its Bing search engine that lets people perform searches based on things they see in the real world. The visual search function works similarly to Google Lens.
Google Search for iOS Adds Related Content Suggestions
Google today updated its mobile search application for iOS devices and made it easier for people to find similar articles or content. Moving forward, a pull-up tab will appear at the bottom of web pages with suggestions for related content.