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TinEye is a new type of visual search engine; upload a picture (or copy it from a Web page?), and TinEye will do a search for all images on the Internet that match it, based on pixels rather than text labels. We’re thinking this could be used by cognitively disabled or pre-literate folks as an alternative search strategy, which complies nicely with the forthcoming WCAG 2.0 guideline on multiple means for locating Web pages. We’ve got our fingers crossed that they’re now working on an auditory search engine, which we can only assume would be named TinEar.

Gadgetell: New visual search engine TinEye could be a major breakthrough for photographers

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