Smart image recognition systems can be incredibly powerful, and how interior designers and fashionistas can take advantage of them. Pinterest now has a tool that allows you to search not using words but images, which could make tracking down that artisanal teapot a little easier.
Google Goggles, easily one of the biggest wow factor apps out there, will be released for the iPhone by year's end. The app, which lets you search visually with your phone's camera, has been Android-only up until now.
I'm surprised this hasn't come out sooner: Google Goggles is a visual search app for Android phones that scans products, books, movies, business cards, bar codes, artworks—a ton of stuff. It's like Google robot eyes in your phone.
Oh, what a romantic vision Microsoft has here, with Visual Search: Imagine a search engine that served up results in images instead of text, and had easily-recognizable pictures, organized by topics and other parameters, which you could narrow down until you found what you were looking for. That dude, with the hair,…