Google Offers Sneak Peak at Its Visual Search Tool
Google recently gave a short demonstration of its still-under-construction Visual Search service. Visual Search would allow a user to take a picture of an object and then automatically perform a Google search based on that image. Google would then return relevant results. Visual Search would not require the user to enter any text information. Google conducted trials of the technology in August, and they weren't successful. Google is still trialling the technology before a wide-scale roll-out. Google is using assets it acquired with the purchase of Neven Vision in 2006.
Google Lens Uses Machine Learning to Recognize Objects
Google today announced Google Lens, an image-recognition tool that relies on mobile cameras to perform searches. The tool is a significant advancement to the old Google Image Search app.
Google Adjusts Google Now Cards and Search
Google has updated the appearance of its Google Now and Google Search tools on Android devices to match the company's new design motif. First and foremost, the apps adopt the new logo and font changes Google made earlier this week.
Google Now On Tap Lets You Search Selected Text and Images
Google today announced an update to its Now On Tap feature for devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Moving forward, users will be able to highlight the exact set of text they'd like to search via Now On Tap.
Google to Surface iOS App Content in Search Results
Google today enabled a new functionality that will let the Google Search app find content within iOS apps and include that data in search results. Users will then be able to select the search results and go directly to the associated app on their phone.