Google updated the beta version of Chrome with the WebVR API, meaning developers have access to the information they need to build VR features into their websites. So be prepared to browse websites in VR soon.
The tech giants of the world are continuing in their efforts to make the web a safer place. On Thursday, Google announced that Chrome will begin marking HTTP pages as nonsecure if they collect passwords or credit card information.
Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla have all laid out their timelines for ending support for the SHA-1 hashing algorithm because its security is now fundamentally broken. Websites have until around February to get updated.
Google announced a pretty significant milestone for Chrome -- the browser has achieved a massive 2 billion active installs. Chrome is one of several Google services with over 1 billion users, including Android and Gmail.
WebVR, the nascent web standard that promises to stream virtual reality apps and games directly to mobile and PC-tethered headsets, is heading to Chrome. It'll launch on both Android and desktop later this year.
Google's debuting new features in the Chrome browser for Android that promise to speed up web browsing. One, Data Saver, compresses web pages on the fly, while another removes unnecessary images and background elements.