It might sound like science fiction
, but you really can use your smartphone to get information from any object that is within your eyeline. The camera is used on a smartphone to capture an image of the object and this information is immediately sent to Google’s servers
, where some clever analysis will attempt to identify it and then present back a selection of detailed results. You may be curious as to how such a service could be useful, but if you think about it logically then the uses are almost unlimited. From snapping a movie poster to find cinema show times and the cast through to photographing a product in a high-street shop to check up on the best deals, the opportunities for Google Goggles to benefit you go on and on. We don’t live our lives in front of a computer screen, and so it makes sense to be able to take advantage of such a service when out and about without the need for data input and fiddling around with tiny keyboards. You can now look at any object, capture it in the blink of an eye and know everything you need to know about it in seconds. The future is already here, and it’s time to use it.