I always appreciated Google for always remaining in news. For those with Android phones, you can now download Google Goggles and instead of typing, you take a picture of the object and Google returns results based on that, isn’t it cool, after all A picture is worth a thousand words.
Google Goggles is a visual search application for Android phones. It lets you use pictures taken with your mobile phone to search the web. It’s ideal for things that aren’t easy to describe in words.
There’s no need to type or speak your query – all you have to do is open the app, snap a picture, and wait for your search results. It works well for some things, but not for all. The percentage of correct results so far lies between seventy to eighty percent.
For details watch this from Labs:
Google Goggles can provide you with information about the points of interest near you, without even conducting a search. To use the nearby places overlay, open Goggles and hold your phone in landscape view holding the phone in portrait view will turn off the overlay.
Make sure that the camera faces forward – not up to the sky, or down to the ground. Keep Goggles in camera mode, and pan around your surroundings. It may take a bit of time to acquire your location, but once your GPS signal is locked, you’ll see labels tagged to the nearby businesses, and a pin icon with a number in it at the bottom right corner of the screen.
The number in the icon indicates the number of businesses nearby. You can either click the pin to see all places near you listed by proximity, or select a specific label to see more information about that particular business. GPS signals are typically weak indoors, so avoid using the nearby places overlay while inside.
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