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Goggles does Sudoku [PersonRank 10]

Monday, January 10, 2011
12 years ago9,036 views

Haha nice, Goggles can solve sudoku puzzles. I tried it on my iPhone and it worked perfectly.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<< Today we’re launching a new version of Google Goggles that’s faster and smarter than ever before. The new Goggles 1.3 client for Android can scan barcodes almost instantly. All versions of Goggles can now recognize print ads in popular magazines and newspapers. Finally, Goggles has also learned a fun new trick for Sudoku fans.
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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The old Goggles on my iPhone didn't ever do anything useful for me, might be because I'm on a Chinese net or because it's not as advanced as needed yet. As for solving Sudoku, a nice gimmick pointing to perhaps other more useful augmented reality apps. Perhaps Google should buy the WordLens guys to speed things up a little, or are they already working on real-time word replacement & translation? It would be a total killer app if available for important language pairs, like Chinese <--> English... [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

You mean:

   * Point your phone at a word or phrase. Use the region of interest button to draw a box around specific words
   * Press the shutter button
   * If Goggles recognizes the text, it will give you the option to translate
   * Press the translate button to select the source and destination languages.

Or this (not goggles)

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I don't play sudokus, but I'll be impressed if it solves crosswords :P

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