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They seem to be hyping up Bixby vision a lot, no mention of Google Goggles.
I mean essentially that's what it is right? Only somewhat faster? Just askin'
Basically yes, but Google's trying to get it to be a little more useful and adding a lot of cool features with machine learning.
Actually Google has had a basic version of this forever, over 6 years. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.unveil
Honest question: What's Google Lens? A "new version" of the old Google Goggles? I mean, that old app also had a feature of detecting stuff in photos. So… What's new?
> Bixby Vision. It was in the camera app. You clicked a button and when you took a picture it told you about what it saw. The example was take a picture of the Washington monument and it will give you the history, interesting areas close by, restaurants etc.
aka Google Googles
Tricorders, basically exist. Odds are good you're reading this via one.
This is what really brings it home though.
To the meatbag holding the device, what's the difference between pointing your phone at something tapping the screen a few times to bring up an app that looks through your camera, then tells you about what it saw, and 'scanning it with a tricorder'?
Sure, it might not be an MRI scan that diagnoses medical issues, but it is scanning in the electromagnetic spectrum and telling you more information about the data it received.
> Like I take a picture of the Empire State Building, it would me tell that. Or picture of furniture and tell me where to get it and price.
"Search by taking a picture: point your mobile phone camera at a painting, a famous landmark, a barcode or QR code, a product, or a popular image. If Goggles finds it in its database, it will provide you with useful information."
If you have an android phone this app should be able to translate what it is saying.
then once you are through the set up phase you can try and get to the settings and change the language.
Holy shit, I forgot about Goggles. Despite not having been updated since 2014, it's still available and compatible with modern devices. I'd assumed it was removed.
Not a direct answer but using Google googles you may find something, it recognizes logos using your phone camera so it's not exactly image search ( no image search didn't work)
> Proceed to try and find the best no frills QR code reader so I don't load some ad filled nightmare onto my phone
It's lightweight (under 3MB) and is actually useful outside of reading QR codes because it can do text recognition and image search and regular barcodes etc. and no ads because it's google's own software.
The first part of "display related information during an exhibit" is pretty interesting though. It's overkill, and will certainly never be used, but still could be good if standardized and usable by everyone.
However, this technology feels completely off because of things like Google Goggles: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.unveil and WiFi being available in (almost) all places
Google Goggles allows you to take a pic from your phone and perform a smart search on the object it identifies.
Google Goggles does some pretty cool stuff with analyzing photos sometimes (I took a picture of a flyer and next time I got wi-fi it pointed me to a pdf download) but I'm not sure if it does that.
Maybe in the future? It does recognize text, and there's a calendar event adding feature in 'Google Now on Tap' for in-app text.
Google Goggles: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.unveil&hl=en (also available on iOS).
I think the bigger hindrance is the necessity to unlock your phone and load up a specific app at all. Detecting QR codes and launching them into a icognito tab should be accessible from the default camera app without unlocking.
Instead, Google will probably just steal this idea, and call it something like "Google Googles"....
Wait.. They went back in time and did it?
Don't worry, anyone can use the beta in the meantime.
Ever heard of Google Goggles?
Just fyi, Google Goggles can also solve Sudoku puzzles.
I'm considering getting a Tango.
I'm curious about its gesture recognition
>CES Intel Mobile VR Demo - hand recognition (Intel Tango prototype)
And curious about its scanning capabilities.
There is this video from a day ago:
>GeoCV mobile 3D capture app
>This 3D model of a cozy apartment in San Francisco has been generated using GeoCV mobile 3D capture app.
>Scanning was done using Google Project Tango tablet with external PrimeSense camera, and took only 15 minutes.
I'm wondering if the resolution of the phone alone is good enough to do a reverse search, or maybe you need to combine it with an external camera.
>Search by taking a picture: point your mobile phone camera at a painting, a famous landmark, a barcode or QR code, a product, or a popular image.
>If Goggles finds it in its database, it will provide you with useful information.
Google Goggles is working pretty well.
There used to be an iPhone version, but no one used it, so they abandoned it.
Google Googles is a thing too.
Google Goggles was a different product.
In the meantime, you can use the current version of Google Lens, aka Google Goggles that's been out for years now
Use Google Goggles it recognises the card art and finds it on google for you.
Aside from the "usual" messaging/chat, music, and social networking apps, some of my favorites are:
Worked for me using Google Goggles on Android.
Google Goggles already exists.
and google goggles does a lot too!
Still around but not very graceful.
You can download the beta here
There's already an app with that name.
Google Goggles. It can scan text by OCR.
I know you're being a smartass but yes, it can.
Hmmm try using google goggles on your phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.unveil&hl=en
It can identify most objects.
Google goggles AR, not VR! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.unveil&hl=en
They already have Google Goggles.
Google has their own native app as well that does much more too.
Google's Goggles app could scan it no problem.
How is it any different from google goggles?
Google Goggles does something like that.
Linkme: Google Goggles.
Have you tried Google Goggles yet?
It's not the intended use for the app, but could be useful
Pretty handy app, solves sudoku puzzles too.
Google Goggles attempts to do that, although only on Android.
You mean like this?
Pro Tip: Read carefully. I said Google Goggles. You're thinking of Google Glasses. Google Goggles is an app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.unveil&hl=en
am using google googles https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.unveil&hl=en for QR scanner
Wait, what would you scan during sex?
Google Goggles will also do this for you and can recognise logos too
Solve Sudoku puzzles
Goggles can read text in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish, and translate it into other languages.
Goggles also works as a barcode / QR code scanner.
Scan barcodes using Goggles to get product information
Scan QR codes using Goggles to extract information
*Recognize famous landmarks
Translate by taking a picture of foreign language text
Add Contacts by scanning business cards or QR codes
Scan text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
Recognize paintings, books, DVDs, CDs, and just about any 2D image
Find similar products
If you install Google Goggles it will automatically check any photo you take for (among other things) QR codes. So no need to load a separate QR app.
In the meantime, you could try Google Goggles. I'm not sure how much more advanced Lens is than Goggles, though.
In the meantime, there's always Google Goggles. It's pretty much the same thing, and it's been around for years.