Search using pictures from your camera from Google, of course.
For people too lazy to type. From Google, of course.
By the time I would have taken the picture and uploaded it, I think I could have typed the search terms. And I wouldn't even have had to be near the 'place' to have taken the photo.
lol. actually, I have just realised the value in my search facility. no typing; no photos or images - just click.
Better get it finished sharpish.
Hmm, I can't think of such an occasion. if I read a book, the caption is usually below the image (unless it's a picture book lol). If I find the image on the Internet, I will likely have searched for it or the site will say what it is.
Fumi: sounds like they are creating a search facility for those who won't type OR read I stopped being spoon-fed last week.
Seems like an iPhone app from Google would really reap the most benefit from this technology. Take a picture of a tourist site and the app will automatically tell you what it is. I actually could've used that when I went over to London. Sure, I knew what most of the buildings were, but definitely not all... like the dark, oblong building not too far from the Tower of London shaped like... well... an unmentionable on a public forum, lol.
Not sure how close it is to tower of london.... oh, it's this close http://alptown.com/photos/images/Eng...erOfLondon.jpg. Still, your other description gave away what you were looking for, I think.
The app however seems to be only available from the android store.
I was just making a case that it could be helpful for tourists, esp. if they're lost and it not only finds the name of the building, but the address of it. You could even take a picture of a building and then use Google Maps to find your way back to your hotel from that building, most likely all in one app.
This reminds of the iPhone app that you can have music play into it and it will identify the song. I'm thinking, one day, you can take a picture of an item and an app will find the best deal for it at different stores in your area.
Perfect for cheating at pub quizzes *shifty eyes*. Not that I do, don't have an iPhone, but it always gets mentioned by the quizmaster
Generally, a search like "[enter some lyrics here] lyrics" will find the song you are looking for on google. But an app which can listen to a song and tell you what it is, thats just lazy, and I like lazy!
Anyway, I've gone offtopic, back to Google Goggles!
So Google Goggles isn't even close to the first to take advantage of cell phone cameras and photos to search for stuff. They're just ensuring their place with this new technology.
Layar - http://hplusmagazine.com/articles/vi...our-cell-phone
SeeScan - http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/04/mobile-tech-see/