Engadget: Google Goggles is officially dead

Engadget: Google Goggles is officially dead. “Google signed Goggles’ death warrant the moment it launched Lens, and now it looks like the tech giant is ready to bid farewell to its old image recognition app. As Android Police has noticed, the only thing you’ll see when you fire up the Goggles app is a note that says it’s going away.”

Wired: When in Nature, Google Lens Does What the Human Brain Can’t

Wired: When in Nature, Google Lens Does What the Human Brain Can’t . “AI-powered visual search tools, like Google Lens and Bing Visual Search, promise a new way to search the world—but most people still type into a search box rather than point their camera at something. We’ve gotten used to manually searching for things over the past 25 years or so that search engines have been at our fingertips. Also, not all objects are directly in front of us at the time we’re searching for information about them.”

Lifehacker: How To Use Google Lens’ New Features

Lifehacker: How To Use Google Lens’ New Features . “Google Lens, once a Pixel-only feature, is now a part of the Google Photos app (or a standalone Android download). During Google I/O this year, Google announced a number of new features for Google Lens, and you can play with them on both iOS and Android right now – assuming your device now supports Lens in its Camera app (or the standalone Lens app, if it doesn’t).”

Engadget: Google’s Lens AI camera is now a standalone app

Engadget: Google’s Lens AI camera is now a standalone app. “Google has made good on its promise to release a standalone Lens app in the Play Store. The feature is already integrated on most Android phones, and the app doesn’t come with any new features, so really it just serves as a quick launch for the platform. It’s only available on devices with Marshmallow and above, and already many users are reporting that it’s not working properly on some devices, but hey, it’s Lens.”

Gizbot: Microsoft takes on Google Lens with its ‘Snip Insights’ tool

Gizbot: Microsoft takes on Google Lens with its ‘Snip Insights’ tool . “The Snip Insights is an open source platform which is being hosted on Github. It is being reported that the new tool will allow the Windows users to get information and insights by using the screenshots a user has captured on Windows 10 devices.”

MakeUseOf: 6 Uses for Google Lens, Now Integrated Into Google Photos

MakeUseOf: 6 Uses for Google Lens, Now Integrated Into Google Photos. “If you’ve never had the chance to use Google Lens, it’s a super useful app that integrates a little bit of augmented reality with intelligent, automated web search. Google Lens brings a lot of power to your fingertips whether you run it on photos you’ve just taken, or photos that are already in your Google Photos library. Let’s take a closer look at some of the impressive tricks you can do with Google Lens.”

Memeburn: Google Lens is now available on iOS via Google Photos

Memeburn: Google Lens is now available on iOS via Google Photos. “Last week, Google slapped its AI-powered camera feature Google Lens onto all Android phones running its Photos app. Now, the company is peeking over the fence towards Cupertino, and giving its rival platform some of the augmented reality love. Google Lens is now available to ‘preview’ on the Apple iOS version of Google Photos, the company announced in a tweet.”