Mashable: Leaked images show a new Google Daydream View headset priced at $99

Mashable: Leaked images show a new Google Daydream View headset priced at $99. “Google is probably soon releasing an updated version of the Daydream View, its VR headset that is powered by a phone rather than a computer. According to Droid Life, the new model looks to be made of a nylon-like fabric, better able to withstand sweat than the jersey-like material of its predecessor. The new version will also feature better color options: Charcoal, Fog, and Coral.”

Computerworld: Australian Navy trials Google Glass

Computerworld: Australian Navy trials Google Glass. “The Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) has staged a proof of concept using Google Glass for aviation maintenance…. The aim was to assess the benefits of using Google Glass to present a head-up display (HUD) to maintenance workers during work on FAA aircraft. It involved using Glass headsets in conjunction with tablets as an alternative to using laptops during some maintenance work on the AS350BA Squirrel helicopter.”

Engadget: Facebook patent reveals more details about its AR glasses

Engadget: Facebook patent reveals more details about its AR glasses . “Mark Zuckerberg showed off a render of the AR glasses Facebook is working on last year, but he didn’t reveal a lot of details about the device. Now, we finally know a bit more about it, thanks to a new patent application filed by members of Oculus’ advanced research division. The application, obtained by Business Insider, is for ‘waveguide display with two-dimensional scanner’ that ‘may augment views of a physical, real-world environment with computer-generated elements.'”

TechRadar: Google Glass is back, but for these people the AR wearable never went away

TechRadar: Google Glass is back, but for these people the AR wearable never went away. “Last month Google announced its intention to sell Glass Enterprise Edition to businesses across the world, and it’s now on sale. However, companies are already using an enterprise/business version of Google Glass, out of the public eye, and have been working with Google on developing for Glass since it first appeared. There’s hidden magic going on, and we’ve talked to some of the people and companies innovating with Glass to see what we’ve been missing, from building jet engines to helping out with invasive surgeries.”

CNET: Snapchat’s Spectacles fade faster than a Snap

CNET: Snapchat’s Spectacles fade faster than a Snap. “Snap’s Spectacles are careening into irrelevancy. Second-quarter sales of the glasses, which are embedded with a camera to make it easier for you to take photos or videos for a Snap, declined to $5.4 million from more than $8 million in the first quarter. At $130 a pop, that’s 41,000 people who bought Spectacles.”

The Next Web: You can now buy Snapchat Spectacles on Amazon

The Next Web: You can now buy Snapchat Spectacles on Amazon. “Spetacles were originally only available at special yellow kiosks, but they’ve since been sold on Snap’s website. Yet even after all these months, Snapchat gives an estimated delivery date of 5-10 days, so Amazon is probably your best bet if you want the glasses in just a day or two.”

Wired: Google Glass 2.0 Is A Startling Second Act

Wired: Google Glass 2.0 Is A Startling Second Act. “Don’t call Heather Erickson a glasshole. Yes, that’s Google Glass on her frames. But she’s not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or capture a no-hands video while riding a roller coaster. Erickson is a 30-year-old factory worker in rural Jackson, Minnesota. For her, Glass is not a hip way to hang apps in front of her eyeballs, but a tool—as much a tool as her power wrenches. It walks her through her shifts at Station 50 on the factory floor, where she builds motors for tractors.” Should have focused on industry applications to start with…