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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...

Astraware Solitaire and Sudoku titles now available for Android

Astraware - long time software developers for Windows Mobile, Palm and more recently iPhone, Symbian and Blackberry - have now entered the rapidly growing Android software market with the release of two of their top titles - Astraware Solitaire and Astraware Sudoku. Astraware Solitaire features 12 different single player card games in the one download, with the ability to customise each game...

12 Days of holiday downloads, Day 9: Mac

Today's Mac timewaster is Dracosoft's Christmas Sudoku. I'm not usually a big fan of Sudoko, personally. I don't need to spend my free time looking at numbers in a grid. Isn't that what Excel is for? The folks at Dracosoft, though, replaced the traditional numbers with colorful Christmas icons. That I can get into. If you're already into Sudoku, the three levels of gameplay should provide hours of...

Pure Sudoku - Today's Time Waster

We have featured many a Sudoku game in the past few years, and here is yet another for Windows XP, aptly dubbed "Pure Sudoku." I like this one a bit. It is a free download, is fairly light-weight and features nice backgrounds and sounds that don't get in the way and aren't annoying. There are 43 different backgrounds that change automatically (if you care about that sort of thing), many...

Sudoku Slam - Today's Time Waster

I've fallen more or less out of my Sudoku obsession, but Sudoku Slam brings something new to the table. Sudoku Slam is a free web-based version of Sudoku, and has a "Traditional" mode that acts like most web-based Sudoku games. But it also has a "Sumo" mode that, for jaded, impatient Sudoku players like me, takes some of the tedium out of the game. Sudoku purists might call it cheating, but what...

Solving Sudoku with SQL

Okay, time to really geek out. Declarative languages are really the way to go if you're trying to teach a computer how to solve a puzzle, and though Prolog is the king of the declarative playground, it's equally geeky to do it in SQL, and that's what Samuel Aina did. His article Solving Sudoku with SQL describes what his title suggests: finding the unique solution to a Sudoku puzzle using T-SQL in...

Sudoku Companion

The Japanese-inspired numeric logic game is sweeping across the world. In many newspapers, a Sudoku puzzle grid sits alongside the traditional crossword and word search puzzles under the comics.  And downloadable versions of the addictive game are beginning to pop up.  The latest, and perhaps most refined, is Sudoku Companion from Verek. This Macintosh app will help you to solve Sudoku...

Iron Sudoku - Today's Time Waster

I've featured super-addictive logic puzzle Sudoku as a Time Waster before, so it feels like cheating to mention it again, but I've found a great new Sudoku site called Iron Sudoku. While I'm still partial to the Miniclip.com version's mousewheel-driven interface, Iron Sudoku's non-Flash interface (yes, that's AJAX you smell) is easy to use and efficient enough for speed-players. It also has...

Time Waster of the Day: Sudoku

I first heard about Sudoku awhile ago, but never really got into it until this week. But boy did I get into it. Sudoku is a logic puzzle in which you're presented with a grid of nine rows and nine columns. The object of the game is to fit the numbers 1 through 9 into the grid so that each number appears only once in each row, column, and 3x3 sub-grid. At the beginning of the game you're given many...