Google is inching toward solving the problem of memory.
The company on Tuesday announced a few new featuresfor Google Photos, its gallery and photo-sharing app. But only one of the additions really matters. The app will soon let you apply custom labels to people, allowing you to search for, say, "pictures of Mom and me in Chicago" and see just that.That transforms the appinto something a little bit closer to a second brain: Ask it to show you something very specific, and suddenly it can.
The search giant hinted at this change in an interview with The Huffington Post months ago. Now it's certain. When the app sees a face it doesn't recognize, it will ask three little words: "Wh