Google Goggles Now Works Automagically on Your Android Phone

The latest version of Google Goggles will kick into action without your lazy ass doing a thing. All you have to do is enable a setting that allows Goggles to work in the background each time you take a photo. » 9/14/11 5:27pm 9/14/11 5:27pm

Aurasma Makes Everyday Augmented Reality Seem More Likely, Ad-Friendlier

Augmented Reality is done so much these days that it's not even terribly cool anymore. However, Aurasma, a new iPhone app due out next month, is promising to add a new layer of video and interactivity onto everyday print. » 4/09/11 12:00pm 4/09/11 12:00pm

Google's Updated iOS App Might Make You Use It Now

I was always confused at how popular the Google Mobile App was on the iPhone. Did people use it? It was the third most popular free iOS app of all time! Why didn't people just use the search bar in Safari instead? I don't know! In any case, the Google Mobile App got a complete revamp complete with a new name: Google… » 3/15/11 6:30pm 3/15/11 6:30pm

Google Goggles Now Solves Sudoku for You

The newest version of Google Goggles has some nice upgrades—barcode scanning is faster, and it'll recognize and search print ads for you. But, really, the hands-down coolest feature is automatic Sudoku solving. No need to use your brain! » 1/10/11 4:40pm 1/10/11 4:40pm

Google Goggles Arrives On the iPhone Today

The wait for Google Goggles—the crazy good visual search app—to hit the iPhone was shorter than we thought. Today, it's finally been added as part of the Google Mobile App. » 10/05/10 3:52pm 10/05/10 3:52pm

Google Goggles Is Heading to iPhone This Year

Google Goggles, easily one of the biggest wow factor apps out there, will be released for the iPhone by year's end. The app, which lets you search visually with your phone's camera, has been Android-only up until now. » 8/23/10 5:24pm 8/23/10 5:24pm

Google Goggles Gets Text Translation: See C'est Bon!

Google Goggles—the fun-to-say visual search app—now includes a point-and-click translation tool that'll take a lot of the guesswork out of your next overseas vacation. It's like having a little multilinguist living in your phone. » 5/06/10 12:34pm 5/06/10 12:34pm

Google Goggles: Google's Scary Good Visual Search App

I'm surprised this hasn't come out sooner: Google Goggles is a visual search app for Android phones that scans products, books, movies, business cards, bar codes, artworks—a ton of stuff. It's like Google robot eyes in your phone. » 12/07/09 3:45pm 12/07/09 3:45pm

Google's Real-Time Search Adds Streaming, Twitter to Results

At an event today in San Fransisco, Google announced a new service that will offer streaming results for searches, incorporating real-time updates from web pages and social networking partners. It will be rolled out over the next couple of days. » 12/07/09 2:28pm 12/07/09 2:28pm