Latest in Android

Image credit:

Google Goggles update brings support for devices without autofocus

10 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

If you thought Google's perspicacious searching application was clever before, prepare for a shock. Google Goggles version 1.9 adds support for devices without autofocusing optics, giving those on budget gear a chance to use the real world as a search box. Point it at a QR code containing a URL, and it'll show you a thumbnail of the page and check its credentials against its blacklist of malicious sites. If it comes up short when searching for a product, it'll even search for similar-looking items to help you find what you're looking for, and it's available from the Play store for free -- so you don't really have any excuse.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
10 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Citroën's new EV is a tiny two-seater that only costs $22 a month

Citroën's new EV is a tiny two-seater that only costs $22 a month

View
Clearview AI leak names businesses using its facial recognition database

Clearview AI leak names businesses using its facial recognition database

View
Apple's keyboard cover for the next iPad Pro could add a trackpad

Apple's keyboard cover for the next iPad Pro could add a trackpad

View
Facebook sues analytics firm that stole user data through third-party apps

Facebook sues analytics firm that stole user data through third-party apps

View
Bose Frames work with Microsoft's navigation tech for the blind

Bose Frames work with Microsoft's navigation tech for the blind

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr