Google App Solves Sudoku in Seconds

'Google Goggles' takes challenge out of puzzle
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2011 12:20 PM CST
A completed Sudoku puzzle, done the old-fashioned way.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – Sudoku fans might love or hate this: The updated Google Goggles phone app can solve even the most difficult of the numeric puzzles in seconds. The phone's camera takes an image of the puzzle and sends it to Google, whose central servers make quick work of it and send back the completed image, explains the Telegraph. The main purpose of the app, however, is to scan bar codes and print ads. The servers return info to help shoppers find bargains.

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