Google has announced a new mobile tool that enables users to search using pictures instead of words. Called Google Goggles, it uses the phone’s GPS and compass to help determine search results. This free app works only on Google Android mobile phones.
Goggles can also recognize faces, but Google has decided to block facial recognition until they understand the implications of this new technology.
This is just the beginning of new augmented reality and search technology. Watch for more in 2010!
Google Goggles Review: http://revision3.com/appjudgment/an_ron_ggoggle
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