TinEye – reverse image search engine

I was browsing the internet the other day and I came across this site and thought it was very useful so I thought I would post it up here

TinEye – http://www.tineye.com

its search engine however instead of typing text of what you want to search for you upload or provide a link to an image you want to look for and it will find images based on that image

for example you see someone has posted a picture of their desktop that you like the back ground image to however it has icons, etc on it, you can upload it to TinEye and if an image that looks the same is in its database then it will show you list of results.

so say I saw this and wanted to to find the original image.


I could upload it to TinEye and get the original image


or put this in


and get this


its also useful if you have an image and want to see if you can get it in a higher resolution.

From the TinEye website

    What is TinEye?

TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions. TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks.

Bournemouth Datacentre

Bournemouth’s datacentre build has started, If you are interested in seeing how a datacentre is built or want to see the progress of the build then go to bournemouthdatacentre.co.uk where you can view a live stream from 2 onsite IP cameras of the build.

oh and of course the stream is in IPV4 and IPV6 :)

    Update: 24th November 2009

The Datacentre build is going nicely, its starting to look more like a datacentre now.
The floor, Aircon, fire suppression and other bits are now installed, there is also a blog of the build with pictures so if you cant spend all day looking at the web feeds you can visit the C4L blog of the build.

The blog is located at http://blog.c4l.co.uk