Google Goggles

If you have an Android based phone (like the new Droid) then Google just propelled you straight into the future! They have released the first version of Google Goggles into the Android Marketplace. Goggles lets users search for objects using images rather than words. Simply take a picture with your phone’s camera, and if Google recognize the item, Goggles returns relevant search results. Right now Goggles identifies landmarks, works of art, and products but they expect to add much more soon. Here is an information page that explains what the app can do and here is Google’s VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra explaining the genesis of this app and a number of other things Google is doing in the mobile area.I am getting a Droid from my wife for Christmas (can’t wait!) and this will be one of the first apps I install. We’ve blogged about Augmented Reality here before but this time it is much more integrated into the way we live. Leave it to Google to come up with something this cool!

December 5, 2016

Dreamy Photos Capture the Natural Beauty of Rolling Fog Waves

After 8 years of experimentation, photographer Nicholas Steinberg has perfected the art of fog photography. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Steinberg is one of many “Fogaholics” who are glued to the weather reports, just waiting for fog to roll in. As a result, he’s always ready to capture these misty waves at any elevation. Mt. Tamalpais is the location for this stunning series, with a cottony blanket of clouds billowing over the landscape.

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December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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