Google Googles has been available for a while now, but on 17th April 2012 they updated the android version for us to enjoy. If you haven’t seen it before then basically it is an app which is a Google Search through photo recognition. Through taking a picture it can identify anything from landmarks, books, logos, barcodes, paintings and it even translates for you, however as of yet it doesn’t work with everything.
I often use voice recognition and sound recognition apps like ‘Shazam’ to tell me what music is playing around me, however this app is unique because it only requires imagery. Instagram has become a very popular app recently and mobile photography has really taken off. Luckily if you haven’t got it yet but are a keen instagram-er then you can still use Google Goggles to upload images that you have already taken and saved so you can always find the answers to what you saw last week.
This app is available to download right now. However there has been some speculation about Google’s new vision and a few beady eyes have asked whether Google Goggles will eventually be launched with Google Glasses (that’s if it becomes more than just an idea).
Google Glasses are a prototype pair of glasses that allows you to see through a virtual mobile world in reality. They are combined with a display, microphone and a camera so you can take pictures whilst searching through your contacts and being reminded what’s in your calendar for today. The project itself is called ‘Project Glass’. The question is whether these are just fantasy geek glasses or will Google will actually launch their vision into something real and something spectacular.
Hopefully the best is yet to come. But for now we will have to enjoy the individual components that are likely to be part of the Google Glasses idea.
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