03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Google Goggles LIVE: How To Use Photos To Search The Web (VIDEO, DEMO)

Google has unveiled a number of new search features at their 2009 Search Event in Mountain View, California, and one of its brand new products, Google Goggles, has just been released onto Google Labs.

Google Goggles is a form of visual search that makes typing obsolete.

Using the new tool, users can perform a search by taking a photo of something (such as a book, landmark, bottle of wine, logo, or store), rather than by typing or saying the word they're trying to look up.

Google explains:

Google Goggles is a visual search app for Android phones. Instead of using words, take a picture of an object with your camera phone: we attempt to recognize the object, and return relevant search results. Goggles also provides information about businesses near you by displaying their names directly in the camera preview.

See a demonstration of Google Goggles below.


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