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Goggles search by sight software, now translates text into 15 languages

ltranslate_0517.jpeg At the Mobile World Congress last February, Google CEO Eric Schmidt showed off a new prototype of Google Goggles.

Goggles allows for search by sight, you take your phone out, point it at something of interest, take a photo then Google directs you to relevent search results.

Now a new version of the software incorporates text translation so if you take a picture of some text, you will have the option to translate it. Still in development at Google Mobile Labs, TIME tech writer Peter Ha was able to give it a try in a couple of restaurants near Google headquarters in New York and was impressed. Watch video.

” Available for Android phones it will ultimately be platform neutral. It can “read” or visually scan words in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish and translate them into any other of those languages plus about 10 more, including Afrikaans and Albanian — with additional languages coming soon.”

Related:Google Goggles to translate text in photos

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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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