Google Goggles Adds Support for Non-Autofocus Devices
Google recently provided a significant update to its Google Goggles search product for Android devices. Among the many new features added to the app, Google Goggles now supports devices that don't have autofocus cameras, which means it will be available to more entry-level smartphones. The new Google Goggles is also faster and better at tracking objects when in continuous mode, and the search-from-camera feature now works without first enabling search history. Goggles also bolsters its QR-scanning abilities, and will show a thumbnail if the QR code has an embedded URL, will scan URLs against known malicious links, and can read a wider array of bar codes. Last, Google Goggles will offer search results that appear similar to the subject if it can't find an exact match. The update is free.
Aug 31, 2017
Sony today announced the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact smartphones, two metal-clad flagships that pair novel features with classic Sony looks. The phones share nearly all specs and capabilities, with the XZ1 Compact downgrading only a few components due to its smaller size.
Aug 29, 2017
Google today introduced ARCore, a software developer kit that will bring augmented reality to existing and future Android smartphones without the special hardware required by Project Tango. Google says it built ARCore on the foundation set by Project Tango, but has tweaked it in a way the will allow most devices to run AR apps and content.
Sep 12, 2018
Apple today announced the fourth-generation of Apple Watches. For the first time since the original Watch, Apple is changing the dimensions of its smart wearable.
May 23, 2018
HTC today announced the U12+, its flagship handset for the year. The phone carries over the "liquid design" from last year's U11, but updates the color selection for the metal-and-glass chassis.