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.”

The Next Web: Google Lens now describes landmarks and creates contacts from business cards

The Next Web: Google Lens now describes landmarks and creates contacts from business cards. “Google Lens is a handy little tool. Announced at Google I/O 2017, Lens is essentially a visual search engine. Take a picture with your phone, and Google will do some clever analysis and provide insights into what you’re looking at. Now, it’s getting even better, and can store information from business cards as contacts, and even describe landmarks you’ve spotted.”

CNET: Google makes its AR search tool Lens available for your phone, too

CNET: Google makes its AR search tool Lens available for your phone, too. “Google Lens isn’t an app. Instead, it’s a capability Google is building into other apps — so far on Google Photos and the Google Assistant, its digital helper akin to Amazon’s Alexa. In Google Photos, Lens uses machine learning and image recognition to identify the object in the photo and serve up information about it. With the Assistant, Lens can give you that same sort of information just by pointing your phone at an object — no photo required. “