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Songtapper: Find the Name of That Song By Tapping

Songtapper

 

So you just heard the most awesome song, but weren’t able to fire up SoundHound in time to capture enough snippets of it to search for its title. You could always look up the lyrics, but Google won’t be able to help you out if you can’t remember enough relevant lines.

Your last hope–and best bet, at this point–is SongTapper. It’s basically a search engine that searches for songs based on its beats. If you can hum along to the tune or remember the intro or sound of its chorus, then you can just tap out the rhythm by tapping on your space bar and SongTapper will do the rest for you.

It’s not the most accurate thing in the world, but the results might just amaze you. Check it out HERE.

VIA [ Red Ferret ]

Jelly App: Don’t Ask Google, Ask Your Friends Instead

Jelly App

 

There are some questions that Google can’t provide the answers to–and for those questions, there’s Jelly. It’s an app that makes asking questions and getting answers more social, because it allows users to ask family and friends for answers instead. It’s best for questions that are framed with an accompanying image, as the app allows users to point, shoot, and ask about whatever it is they’re looking at.

In case the person you’ve asked is just as clueless as you, then he or she can forward the question to another friend who might have the answers.

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‘Million Short': An Unconventional Search Engine That Ignores Popular Sites In Search Results

Million Short

Search engines have algorithms that match and rank results based on your search terms and keywords. On most search engines, I usually stop checking the results at page 10 since that’s usually where the relevance tapers off. You might be able to find a couple of gems buried within those other resources, but you’ve got to have a lot of time, not to mention patience, to actually go through each and every one of them.

With that in mind, what type of results would you expect to see on page 100?

Giving you the answers (and the results) is Million Short. It’s an experimental search engine that gives users the option of removing results from the most popular sites on the Internet. Up to a million of the most popular websites can be excluded, with the other increments being 100, 1,000, 10,000, and 100,000. In effect, it’s like skipping over the first few dozen pages of results or so to get to the sites that aren’t as popular.

The search engine was created by software company Exponential Labs. Try it out and decide if it gives you better hits or if it’s just a waste of time.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

CamFind Lets You Search for Stuff By Taking a Picture

CamFind

So you have a picture of a bottle with foreign text on it. You can’t read it and you certainly can’t search for it conventionally since you can’t type the foreign characters. What you need at this point is a query-by-image search engine like CamFind that will use that image as the query to present you with matching hits.

CamFind will basically turn your camera into a portal to uncover the unknown. All you have to do is point and shoot and the app will take care of the rest.

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