IBM might have the market cornered on beating chess champions, but Google Goggles on Android and iPhone has Sudoku mastered.
As is customary for Google, their latest release of features includes a couple of very useful ones and one that is all fun n’ games (which may be very useful for some). First, their barcode reader on Android is upgraded to run much faster (usually under 1 second) and to work without have to push a “scan” button. Once the results are returned, the user must click on the link to see the details of the deal.
All versions were updated to recognize print ads in major publications that have been published since August, 2010. Once recognized, Goggles will return results from a web search for both the product and the brand.
For Sudoku players who get stumped and don’t want to wait to see the answers, they simply let Goggles finish the board for them. It’s faster than the champ!