Reblogged from Wired, by BY ROBERTO BALDWIN
Whether you’re watching the Olympics or your favorite prime-time drama, you’re probably using a smartphone or tablet to look up information about the competition or show, and the people who appear onscreen. Yahoo recognizes our desire to cross-reference televised content with online content, so it updated its “second screen” TV companion app with new real-time features.
And, oh yeah, you can use the newly overhauled app to auto-generate meme fodder as well.
Yahoo’s revised IntoNow app features group chats about shows, the ability to identify the songs playing in the background of a show (just like Shazam), and a tool that creates meme-worthy images from screen grabs of live TV. Prepare for an onslaught of Olympic memes, because they’re coming.
The technology behind IntoNow’s “CapIt” image generator is impressive. The app listens to a show’s audio, just like the song-identifier app Shazam. It then uses the audio from the show to determine what you’re watching. Once this happens, the CapIt tool presents a stream of still images from the live broadcast or show. After choosing an screencap, you can add captions to the top and bottom of the image (think LOLcats), and then share your new meme candidate on Twitter and Facebook at will… [Full Story]