Hilarious Ebook Scanning Error Replaces "Arms" With "Anus"

Well, this is awkward. You're reading a 19th-century romance novel where the plucky heroine is finally reunited with her lover, so she joyously flings "her anus around his neck." Wait, what? It turns out this is a surprisingly common turn of events in Google Books search. OCR, you sure have some kinky tastes. » 5/06/14 4:40pm 5/06/14 4:40pm

IRISPen 6 Eats Printed Words, Regurgitates Digital Text

The latest IRISPen portable OCR scanner is ready to scoop up all the text you can throw at it. Just slide the pen over your text source and the magical goblins inside the pen convert it and toss it right into your favorite word processor. It will recognize any of 128 languages and the upgraded Translator version even… » 8/02/07 7:00pm 8/02/07 7:00pm

Use that Cellphone Camera for Something More Useful than Babe Pictures:…

ABBYY is a company that has designed a piece of software that will actually make a cellphone camera useful. ABBYY developed a program capable of doing OCR, on your celly, with the help of the integrated camera. After the jump see a video of the software in action. Snap a picture of a business card and the software can… » 9/18/06 4:07pm 9/18/06 4:07pm