Posts Tagged: OCR

Japanese office supply giant introduces business card scanners for individuals and companies

King Jim announced two new business card scanners that promise to organize and store contacts in an easily searchable manner.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 3:53 pm
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After scanning 1 million Chinese phrases last year, visual translator app Waygo adds support for Japanese

Waygo, the visual translator app that impressed us back in 2012, has undergone a major update so that it supports scanning and converting Ja...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 11:27 am
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Waigo App is a Pair of Eyes That Helps You Get a Bellyful of Chinese Food

I must admit that I really love apps that do something enormously useful, thereby taking the strain off of my slowly vegetating brain. The l...

  • December 17, 2012
  • at 10:26 pm
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Bing Translator App for WP7 Can Now Speak, Read, Scan Chinese

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone platform has just given itself an interesting linguistic edge in China by adding support for t...

  • April 18, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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App Promises 100% Business Card Scanning Accuracy, and Mostly Delivers

The Chinese startup Maketion has released a suitably primp and business-like app called Pulse Business Card, for iPhone and Android, which c...

  • January 11, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Tencent Launches Free Augmented Reality Translation App

Chinese social media giant Tencent is having a good year for apps – with lots of new releases and feature-filled updates – and now it ha...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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Waygo’s point-and-shoot translation app hits Android; next stop Google Glass?

Rogowski eventually wants to put Waygo on Google Glass - just look at text in a different language and the translation will pop up in front ...

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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Baidu’s image-recognition software isn’t perfect, but it’s super smart and will make you laugh

Baidu, the Chinese internet giant that made its name with search, just released an updated version of its Baidu Translate app yesterday for ...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Tencent’s OCR App Gets a Fresh Pair of Eyes, Now More Like Google Goggles

Last September I reviewed a new translation app from China’s Tencent (HKG:0700) that uses OCR technology to read words, via the phone&...

  • August 15, 2012
  • at 1:45 pm
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Pleco: Chinese Character Recognition App Finally Comes to Android [REVIEW]

After months of rigorous testing, feedback from hundreds of voluntary testers, and seven beta versions, the Android iteration of Pleco dicti...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 4:39 pm
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Indian Government Launches A Web Based Optical Character Recognition System

Sachin Pilot, Indian Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, has launched a new web based Optical Character Recogni...

  • September 26, 2011
  • at 9:05 pm
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