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Google Goggles now scans barcodes instantly, recognizes print ads, solves Sudoku

Google Goggles for Android has made it all the way to version 1.3. Its barcode scanning performance has been much improved, leading to near-instant scans and results. Goggles for both Android and iPhone (where it's part of the Google mobile application for iOS) can now recognize print ads in magazines and newspapers. This feature is different from the experiment announced a couple of months ago...

Google Goggles goes into marketing

Google has started running an advertising experiment inside its Goggles mobile visual search application. This merges offline marketing with the mobile Web. Google is working with five brands -- Buick, Disney, Diageo, T-Mobile and Delta Airlines -- to offer print ads, movie posters and other media that will support Google Goggles. When you take a picture of any such ad, using Google Goggles on...

Google Goggles comes to iOS

Google Goggles has finally made its debut on Apple's iOS. Having been snapping pictures and searching the Web for a while on Android handsets, Goggles has now been rolled into the already feature rich Google mobile application for iOS. This means that big G now gives you three ways to find what you're looking for on an iPhone -- voice, photos, and plain old text search. Given the accuracy and...

Google Goggles now translates text using your phone's camera

When we reported back in February that Google Goggles -- Google's augmented reality app for Android -- would be able to translate text on the fly using your phone's camera, we didn't know it was going to be available so soon! Our friend (and former DLS editor) Brad Linder has posted a video of the new translation feature in action over at mobiputing. Brad explains that once you've snapped a pic...

Find products by scanning barcodes, cover art with Google Shopper for Android

Google has just rolled out a new application for Android called Google Shopper that lets you comparison shop for items by scanning a barcode or cover art of books, music, movies, and other objects with your Android smartphone's camera. You can also use Google's voice search capabilities. In other words, if you see a book in a store and want to know if you can get it cheaper online, you can...

Google Goggles will be able to read and translate text in photos

Dang, I love augmented reality apps. The idea of point your phone's camera at anything and getting information about it just feels like the future to me. Well, Google just took us one step closer to that future, with a new version of Google Goggles that they demoed at the Mobile World Congress. The software will eventually be able to recognize text in photos (and translate it) in over 50...