Google Goggles, Using Photos To Search the Web

At a special event today at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Google made several announcements, including their new Google Goggles visual search app, which allows you to search the web using photos taken with an Android phone.

Google Goggles

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.

Also at the event Google also announced their new real-time search feature.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.