Google Goggles Now Translates Text in Pictures

If you had any doubt that we are living in the future, Google today introduced visual translation tools for use with a camera phone. Specifically, the new version of its Google Goggles app can recognize pictures of words written in five languages and rapidly translate them.

How Search Is Evolving Beyond Text

Though there’s a lot of activity around real-time search, structured search, and social search, nearly all the searching we do today is for text, with text. But there are some really interesting things happening in non-text search, as well, and their potential is just beginning to show. This week, I take a look at some of the latest in image, audio and video search.