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Google Goggles: Search goes Sensory (Spock would be proud)

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Leveraging the tradition of the newest 3D movie technology, get your Goggles on for a new search experience.  Google Goggles, originally released last December as a visual search engine for the mobile platform, recently has integrated text translation services into its functionality.  Now, in addition to snapping a picture on your smartphone and letting Google Goggles use your location and internet capabilities to contextually translate the picture and retrieve search references in real-time, you can visually capture text to similarly translate it into other languages.  Using the Android Mobile Operating System,Google Goggles has evolved into a sensory beast, consuming your pictures, voice and now words, and then translating them into meaningful and useful search results, along with the intuitive integration features you've come to expect from the world-wide leader in search.

It should come as no surprise that Google owns the top two search engines on the planet, i.e., Google Search andYouTube.  Together, they command nearly 90% of the world's online searches.  Since day one of its existence in 1998, Google has never been a company to sit on their laurels.  Indeed, Google has become known as a company and group of people obsessed with innovation, speed and usability; continuously expanding the boundaries of technology in new dimensions.

And so it is again.  Although the concept of  search is quite fundamental, how it is accomplished is anything but that.   Just when you thought Google has peaked, it hurdles yet another 'boundary', as the world watches, listens and now speaks in amazement.  Google Goggles is just one more example and effort toward bridging the gap between people and technology,

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