'Google Goggles' Updated With Print Ad Recognition, Sudoku Solving

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Google today announced that it has updated the "Google Goggles" feature of its Google Mobile App for iOS devices, bringing two major new features in print ad recognition and automatic Sudoku solving.

    Print ad recognition allows users to simply snap pictures of print ads in major U.S. magazines and newspapers to retrieve web search results about the products and brands featured in the ads.
    Google Goggles' Sudoku solver allows users to take photos of printed Sudoku puzzles and and have them automatically solved, useful for helping users check their work if they don't have solutions handy.

    Article Link: 'Google Goggles' Updated With Print Ad Recognition, Sudoku Solving
  2. shartypants macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2010
    I think she still could have beat him, he didn't take the time to write in the answer, he just showed her the phone. :)
  3. rstansby macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2007
  4. riverfreak macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2005
    Earth, mostly.
    Fun. Come back and show it to me when it can do crosswords.
  5. rkw0211 macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2010
    I guess it's there for the "cool" factor, but your phone being able to solve Soduko puzzles kinda defeats the purpose, no?
  6. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    Kinda, but it's a great way to check your puzzles for accuracy. Some newspapers don't show the answer until the following day.
  7. coder12 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2010
    Let me know when they figure out a way to get night vision in there too ;)
  8. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    Looks neat, but isn't compatible with 4th gen iPod touch. It's a shame, as it has the hardware for it.
  9. spillproof macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009

    Another step towards Skynet. :scared face:
  10. Pigumon macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2004
    My thought exactly.

    Nerds, they have knowledge, but no wisdom. :(
  11. tatonka macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2009
    maybe if we keep skynet busy with solving our Sudokus it will forget about all the world domination plans ..

  12. Pomeless macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2010
    The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.
  13. huntercr, Jan 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011

    huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    This sums up exactly why I hate google. They are made up of two groups of people... there's the evil top of the company that is guiding millions of people into selling their souls to the world under the banner of analytics and then there's the research group that is made up of thousands of doe-eyed innocent nerds who have no idea what they're doing to society.
  14. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    I also have to laugh at how smug google researchers are when they do stuff like this, and then the guys who wrote that iPhone visual language translation program ( even with its flaws ) come and show them all up.

    I would have expected a company with literally thousands of researchers who go around wearing tshorts about how cool they are and how smart they are to be the ones who thought of this. funny how they didn't.
  15. WoWG macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    I love solving puzzles on my own, I don't need anything to do it for me damnit!
  16. bstpierre macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2008
    Isn't it easy to check your work by maling sure each column, row and sub-square has one of each number 1 through 9?

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