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October 29, 2011

Scan Anything and Let Your Phone Do The Rest

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By Ian E. Muller, Technology Review

A new app lets users capture visual and audio input with a smart phone and search for related information. Many people rely on their smart phones to search for things online. At the movies, users might try to identify an actor from a film trailer. At a concert, they might hear a song and check which album it was on. When shopping, they might try to find the best deal on a product by searching nearby stores. Apps that identify songs, images, and video, or that read barcodes, make it easier to do this. Now Digimarc, based in Beaverton, Oregon, has combined these functions into Discover, a single app designed to identify input from a person’s environment and pull up related information.

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