Google Goggles released for iPhone

By on October 5, 2010 at 6:30 PM.

Google Goggles released for iPhone

Today, Google announced that its Goggles image search feature is immediately available in the App Store for Apple’s iPhone smartphone. The new feature, which will be bundled into the Google Mobile App, will support iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 devices running iOS 4 or higher.

“Computer vision is a hard problem and Google Goggles is still a Labs product. It works well for things such as landmarks, logos and the covers of books, DVDs and games. However, it doesn’t yet work for some things you might want to try like animals, plants or food,” explains Google.

Slap on those beer Goggles and get Googling. There is a brief video waiting for you after the break. More →

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Yahoo! News: Google Goggles to iPhone by year's end

By on August 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM.

Yahoo! News: Google Goggles to iPhone by year's end

Today, Google announced that they would bring their Goggles application to Apple’s iOS. Speaking at the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University, Goggles’ project lead David Petrou noted that the application would come to the iPhone before the end of 2010. Petrou also detailed the possibility of an open API for the image search application and potential opening of Goggles up to third-party applications. Any Goggles users out there? More →

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Google Goggles now does translations

By on May 6, 2010 at 4:41 PM.

Google Goggles now does translations

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Camera-happy, jet-setting, Android users should take another look at Google Goggles today. Google has added a translation feature to its Goggles application that allows you to photograph a word or phrase in a foreign language and have the application generate the appropriate translation. A prototype version of the translation feature was originally introduced at MWC 2010, however at that time it only supported German. The updated multi-language version of Goggles now supports English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish — and will eventually be expanded to include non-latin languages including Chinese, Hindi and Arabic. In addition to the updated translations, the new version also adds improved barcode recognition, an improved user interface, the ability to launch a search from within your phone’s photo gallery, and a larger database of: art work, products, and logos. The new Goggles application will set you back $0.00, is compatible with Android 1.6 or higher, and is ready for download from the Android market. More →

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Google Goggles searches by image, twists our tongues

By on December 7, 2009 at 11:19 PM.

Google Goggles searches by image, twists our tongues

We’ve been dreaming about being able to take a picture of a place or thing, send it to Google and have the mother-of-all-search tell us what it is and where it is. And, it looks like that day has finally come with Google Goggles. With the new application for Android, you take a picture from your phone and Google uses it to search for the name of the place, location, or thing based on images it has stored in its database. It sounds crazy, but apparently there are billions of images in that database and the algorithm that Google is using for Goggles will only get better with time. Instead of having to type out the name of whatever it is you’re snapping a picture of, which can be tricky if you don’t know where or what it is or you don’t know how it’s spelled, you just take a snapshot with your phone and Google does the rest. Sounds easy enough, right? We’ve been messing around with it and absolutely love it, plus we kind of hinted at it a while back, too.

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