Google on Monday launched a new version of its Google Goggles, this latest release "faster and smarter than ever before." So smart, in fact, that you can now use it to solve Sudoku puzzles.
"Our favorite weekend distraction is a quiet 15 minutes spent solving a Sudoku puzzle. But even that can be a frustrating experience if (like us) you make a mistake and are unable to solve the puzzle," Google explains. "Now, Goggles on Android and iPhone can recognize puzzles and provide answers to help make you faster than a Sudoku champ. So if you ever get stuck, take a clear picture of the entire puzzle with Goggles and we'll tell you the correct solution."
Other features of the new Goggles 1.3 client include improved barcode scanning and recognition of print ads. If you take a picture of an ad that strikes your fancy, Goggles will return search results about the product or brand, Google says.
Cheeky video demo below: