August 13, 2010 Leave a comment
Google has Done it Again !
Google is well known for making searching everything in life easier. They launched a new way of searching called Google goggles, the app is based on using pictures to get information. The application runs the picture you take through Google’s database and then it looks for a match and returns that to your device all in good time. The information is then turned into a search and there you go, the name of that huge build, right on your phone. The best part of the app is it uses your GPS and Compass information to better tell you what it is.
Here is the press release:
When you connect your phone’s camera to datacenters in the cloud, it becomes an eye to see and search with. It sees the world like you do, but it simultaneously taps the world’s info in ways that you can’t. And this makes it a perfect answering machine for your visual questions.
Perhaps you’re vacationing in a foreign country, and you want to learn more about the monument in your field of view. Maybe you’re visiting a modern art museum, and you want to know who painted the work in front of you. Or maybe you want wine tasting notes for the Cabernet sitting on the dinner table. In every example, the query you care about isn’t a text string, or a location — it’s whatever you’re looking at. And today we’re announcing a Labs product for Android 1.6+ devices that lets users search by sight: Google Goggles.
Guess what you can do with a touch screen, camera, scanner, WiFi, and google maps .View a building through it, and it gives you all the information about that building.
Choose a building and touch a floor and it tells you more details of the building. You can use it when you want to know a car model, an insect name, what kind of food is served at a restaurant and how much, who built a bridge, etc. etc.
It’s got a scanner built in.
So you can use it this way when you want to check the meaning of a word in the newspaper, book, magazine, etc. It would be much easier to read a real book. You can use the dictionary, wikipedia, thesaurus and anything else available on the web. What do you think?
Indoor guide:Works in a building, airport, station, hospital, etc.
Automatic simultaneous translation: here Latin to English.
Search keyword: Helpful when you want to find out a word from a lot of text in newspaper/book.
Nutrition: This kind of function would be helpful for health freaks..