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Inovat modernizes tax reimbursement for streamlined international shopping

Inovat modernizes tax reimbursement for streamlined international shopping

If you’ve ever traveled to Europe and purchased something, you’re either likely aware that you can get the Value-Added Tax (VAT) reimbursed once you depart since it’s actually only intended for
Todoist experiments with hand-written task list scanning, adds auto dark theme switching

Todoist experiments with hand-written task list scanning, adds auto dark theme switching

A couple of months ago, task manager Todoist received one of its biggest updates with the "Foundations" release, which added project sections, better subtask management, dynamic task addition, and

How Rossum is using deep learning to extract data from any document

Founded out of Prague in 2017, Rossum adopts deep learning and an entirely cloud-based approach to automate data extraction from any document.

How to search scanned documents in your Notes app

In iOS 13, the Notes app can scan documents, and lets you search any text it finds. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Microsoft opens all-in-one Office mobile app for public preview [APK Download]

Microsoft opens all-in-one Office mobile app for public preview [APK Download]

Microsoft has been testing a new Office mobile app for Android since this spring, which combines Microsoft's mobile variants of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into one. The relatively new app gives you a
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 combines creative flexibility with great design

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 combines creative flexibility with great design

The Android tablet market isn’t exactly a hotbed of excitement and activity, which makes it all the more impressive that Samsung continues to iterate its own tablet lineup in smart, meaningful ways
Google Photos now lets you search for text in your images

Google Photos now lets you search for text in your images

Google Photos is getting a major update that allows users to essentially search for text in images. The update leverages Google Lens' OCR tech, and means that you could take photos of documents, and
Google Photos Now Lets You Search for Specific Text Inside Your Pics

Google Photos Now Lets You Search for Specific Text Inside Your Pics

Google Photos already features handy automatic tagging features that let you find every picture you’ve ever taken of, say, a dog or flower with one simple search. But now, after some eagle-eyed users
Google Photos can now search for text in your images, then copy and paste it

Google Photos can now search for text in your images, then copy and paste it

A feature I've always wanted in Google Photos is text recognition. The service can parse through my pics to find a specific face, place, thing, or even more abstract concepts like "sunset" or "happy,"
AI photo editor FaceApp goes viral again on iOS, raises questions about photo library access

AI photo editor FaceApp goes viral again on iOS, raises questions about photo library access

FaceApp. So. The app has gone viral again after first doing so two years ago or so. The effect has gotten better but these apps, like many other one off viral apps, tend to come and go in waves driven

How Wechat censors images in private chats

Citizen Lab has expanded its analysis of how censorship and filtering work on Chinese social media (previously). In (Can’t) Picture This 2 An Analysis of WeChat’s Realtime Image Filtering in Chats ,

Voices in AI – Episode 88: A Conversation with Ron Green

[voices_in_ai_byline] About this Episode Episode 88 of Voices in AI features Byron speaking with Ron Green of KUNGFU.AI about how companies integrate…
The official PDF of the Mueller report has been updated in a subtle but important way

The official PDF of the Mueller report has been updated in a subtle but important way

You wouldn't notice any difference just by looking at the report. What's new is a layer of data that makes it possible, finally, to access the underlying text of the document.

Robotics process automation startup UiPath raising $400M at more than $7B valuation

The company, which is more than doubling its valuation, is expected to do $450 million in ARR in 2019, TechCrunch has confirmed.
Massive mortgage and loan data leak gets worse as original documents also exposed

Massive mortgage and loan data leak gets worse as original documents also exposed

Remember that massive data leak of mortgage and loan data we reported on Wednesday? In case you missed it, millions of documents were found leaking after an exposed Elasticsearch server was found
Millions of bank loan and mortgage documents have leaked online

Millions of bank loan and mortgage documents have leaked online

A trove of more than 24 million financial and banking documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages from some of the biggest banks in the U.S., has been found online after a server
How Do I Create a Searchable Archive of PDFs?

How Do I Create a Searchable Archive of PDFs?

In this week’s tech-advice column at Lifehacker—keep your questions coming, folks!—we’re helping out a reader who has way too many important papers that need to make a magical transition to the
Google Lens celebrates its first anniversary with redesign, OCR update

Google Lens celebrates its first anniversary with redesign, OCR update

Google's image recognition app Lens has been updated to more accurately pull information from visual images. Instead of having to search using text, you can now take a picture to search for
Epson FF-680W Scanner: Godsend for Scrapbookers, Home Offices, SMB

Epson FF-680W Scanner: Godsend for Scrapbookers, Home Offices, SMB

The Epson FastFoto FF-680W is a miracle worker. Scanning an envelope of 36 prints takes about 20 seconds. It's the device that convinces you to get cracking on archiving old photos. It's also pretty
reMarkable tablet: A software update makes this forgotten gadget incredibly useful

reMarkable tablet: A software update makes this forgotten gadget incredibly useful

A couple of years ago, I was asked if I'd like to review the reMarkable tablet. If you're unfamiliar with it, the reMarkable is an E Ink slate and pen solution that provides a digital note taking and