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Google has introduced a new visual-search technology for Android phones, giving it the inevitably cutesy name of Google Goggles. Part of a trio of Monday announcements concerning voice, location, and visual search technologies, Google Goggles matches a photo you take with your Android phone with images in - where else? - …


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  1. Gerard Krupa

    Comparing the meerkat

    Very impressive. It thought my wireless mouse was anything from an Egyptian pyramid to a pair of meerkats and matched my can of redbull with a picture of an actual cow.

  2. Anonymous Coward

    And don forget...

    ..your privacy means all belongs to them, to sell as they see fit.

  3. spencer

    'Available on the Marketplace'

    I can't see it on my Hero. Can anyone see it?

    (i'm in the uk, don't know if that makes a difference)

  4. Graf
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    I'm sure this is great news for the good old US of A.

    Now where do I go for my blighty stories....

  5. James Dunmore

    Just tried it.....

    Impressively identified a can of lynx, but couldn't work out the BT tower.

    Looks like it could be great fun - similar idea to things like the layer browser, etc.

  6. Patrick O'Reilly


    I've been frustrated wondering why I couldn't see the Goggles on my Hero, thanks for pointing out it's 1.6 and above.

    The augemented reality doesn't look as impressive as the Layar platform.

  7. Eponymous Cowherd
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    Borderline FAIL

    Only seems to work when the image contains text or barcode *and* it manages to correctly recognise it (which is hit and miss). Complete failure on any*thing* I've tried, including what I assumed to be easily recognisable shapes (cars, bicycles, telephones, cups, etc).The only thing it recognised was a (computer) keyboard.

    Interesting idea, and fun to play with, but currently almost useless.

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