Browse the web in VR: Chrome launches on Daydream View (Google Blog)

Google Blog: Browse the web in VR: Chrome launches on Daydream View. “Chrome is built to be accessed across all types of devices and platforms, regardless of what operating system you’re on. And today, we’re launching Chrome on Google Daydream View and the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream. So if you have one of these headsets, you can launch Chrome directly from your homepage to browse and interact with any webpage while in VR.”

Economic Times: How Google Glass-based solutions can empower autistic people in India

Economic Times: How Google Glass-based solutions can empower autistic people in India. “Google Glass — an eye-wearable device that made headlines in 2015 but failed in the consumer technology space — has now rekindled the hopes of millions of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) globally, including in India. Although no official numbers are available, at least 70 million people have autism worldwide, including over 10 million in India.”

Bloomberg Quint: Everyone Should Hate Google Glass

Bloomberg Quint: Everyone Should Hate Google Glass. “The summer of 2014 was a turning point for me. I had always considered myself a genuinely nice person who would never consider violence against a stranger. But then, at a conference in Silicon Valley, I saw a guy wearing the Google glasses with the little camera attached. I had to suppress the urge to punch him in the face. It gave me a visceral understanding of the Luddites. I hated the guy for his smug assumption that everyone should submit to his digital intrusion.”

Neowin: A HoloLens competitor from Google may be in the works

Neowin: A HoloLens competitor from Google may be in the works. “Microsoft announced the HoloLens back in 2015, and its capabilities as a completely untethered Augmented Reality device still make it stand out today. However, it looks like Microsoft’s AR unit could soon be joined by an offering from Google. According to WinFuture – citing unnamed sources – the Mountain View company is working on an AR headset internally called Google A65. Unlike the HoloLens, it is said to be ARM-based, with sources pointing to the Snapdragon 603 or 605 as likely candidates.”

Google Blog: Introducing the first Daydream standalone VR headset and new ways to capture memories

Google Blog: Introducing the first Daydream standalone VR headset and new ways to capture memories. “Back in January, we announced the Lenovo Mirage Solo, the first standalone virtual reality headset that runs Daydream. Alongside it, we unveiled the Lenovo Mirage Camera, the first camera built for VR180. Designed with VR capture and playback in mind, these devices work great separately and together. And both are available for purchase today.”