Google: Scratching the surface
Google has come out with an implementation of image recognition and augmented reality technology for their own Android platform that uses the camera, compass and GPS as inputs for searching the net. As seen in this demonstration video, this new visual search app “Google Goggles” gives you the ability to search the internet for information on the world around you without having to type a single word.
Besides the new search option Google Goggles, Google has shared its new concept for real-time search as well. The real-time search updates as stuff is happening around the Web that instant — for example, live tweets, Yahoo Answers, news articles and Web pages now stream in on the actual result pages for your query. It works on mobile too (at least iPhone and Android for now).