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Toshiba Chromebook 2

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review

Finally, a Chromebook with a great display — now it just needs more performance Since we first laid eyes on the new Toshiba Chromebook 2 at IFA, we knew that this may be one of the leading Chromebooks of the year. Sure it had basic specs just like all of the other Chromebooks, but it actually...
Dell throws in keyboard, mouse in new $199 Chromebox bundle

Dell throws in keyboard, mouse in new $199 Chromebox bundle

Dell has quietly introduced its own Chromebox bundle. Priced competitively at $199, Dell's deal, unlike many of its competitors, ships with both a keyboard and mouse, though you'll still need to add a display to your setup. The Dell Chromebox is based on the fourth generation Intel Celeron...
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Soon you'll be able to launch desktop applications from Google Drive in Chrome

Google is trying to tie in its Google Drive cloud service more with its Chrome web browser, thanks to a new extension that will allow users to open files stored in Google Drive directly into a compatible desktop application. The new extension, which will roll out in the coming days, works with...
Save $51 on an Acer Chromebook 13

Acer's 13-inch Chromebook drops to $250 on Amazon today

If you're looking to get a modern Chromebook on the cheap, Acer's Chromebook 13 is 17% off today on Amazon, so long as you're okay with the lower-end model. That discount knocks $51 off the price of the Acer Chromebook 13 with 2GB of RAM and 16GB flash storage, bringing it down to a palatable $...
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Chromebooks becoming more popular, shipments rise by 67 percent in Q2

Chromebooks are on the up, according to latest data from ABI Research. Shipments of laptops running Google's OS increased by 67 percent in Q2, and it's being projected that total shipments in 2014 will double that of 2013. Not only are home users purchasing and enjoying new Chromebooks, but...
A new way to see new tabs!

Earth View from Google Maps for Chrome

The Chrome browser is an ever-changing window into the internet, but the browser itself can look kind of… well… bland, sometimes. Lots of white. Well, Google seems to have noticed, or at least the Google Maps team has, and they released an extension to help mix it up a little. Enter Earth View...
Chromecast Backdrop

Everything you need to know about Backdrop for Chromecast

Here's the lowdown on how to get fantastic looking Backdrop images onto your TV Google first announced Backdrop for Chromecast back at Google I/O, but has now finally flipped the switch and let us customize what images we see displayed by our Chromecast when it's in idle mode. There are a few...
Samsung Chromebook 2

Samsung launches Intel-powered Chromebook 2 for just $250

Samsung has launched a new Intel-powered Chromebook. Samsung's own Chromebook 2 launched earlier this year running on the Exynos chipset. This meant that owners were tasked with enduring subpar performance (see our review), especially when it came to multi-tasking, With an Intel variant available...
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Hangouts Chrome app released for Chrome OS and Windows

Google has just launched the new Hangouts Chrome app for both Chrome OS and Windows that's meant to offer users a way to access the Hangouts video chat service without a web browser. Here's a list of the app's features: Keep the conversation going, without taking over your desktop. The app...
Chrome OS Stable channel updated with MTP support

Chrome OS Stable channel updated with MTP support

The Stable channel of Chrome OS has received an updated today, making files transfers from Android devices easier. The MTP support in the Chrome OS Files app lets you plug your Android device into a Chromebook and get files from that device. There are also other enhancements and fixes in this...
ThinkPad Yoga 11e

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e review

Lenovo's latest convertible Chromebook could be the one you're looking for We're starting to see new Chromebooks explode onto retail shelves, and presumably the sales figures are still climbing as well or they wouldn't be there. There are some really great budget options that bring an experience...
Two weeks and a very happy new relationship with a Chromebook

Two weeks and a very happy new relationship with a Chromebook

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that I'd taken possession of my very first Chromebook – the Asus C300, reviewed here – and how I was going as close to "all in" as possible for a time to really get a feel for it. After a couple of weeks immersed in Chrome OS I'm not afraid to say how surprised the...
Acer Chromebook 13

Acer Chromebook 13 review

A step in the right direction for ARM Chromebooks, and one we can actually recommend I've made it no secret that I'm not a fan of ARM-powered Chromebooks. With their low performance and compromised battery life, ARM Chromebooks from a variety of manufacturers have never lived up to what Intel-...
Photoshop coming to Chrome OS

Photoshop coming to Chrome OS

Beta testing will be available in a few weeks Google and Adobe are bringing a streaming version of Photoshop to Chromebooks for the first time. Photoshop on Chrome OS will at first be just for US-based Adobe education customers with a paid subscription to the company's Creative Cloud service...
Google brings experimental toggle to turn off notification sound in Chrome browser

Experimental switch silences audio alerts in Chrome browser tab

Google is experimenting with a new feature that would allow users to silence audio notifications in the Chrome browser tab. Admittedly, Google says that it is experimenting with this new UI feature after users had mistakenly assumed that they could click on the tab to mute alert tones, and that...
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Samsung reportedly will end sales of its Chromebooks in Europe

A new report quotes a Samsung spokesperson as saying the company plans to stop selling its laptops, including its Chromebooks, in the European markets. PC Advisor quotes a Samsung spokesperson as saying: We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In Europe, we will be discontinuing...
HP Chromebox

HP Chromebox review

It's not going to be your main machine, but the HP Chromebox could be a simple and inexpensive choice for the right person Chromebooks may be the talk of the town when it comes to Google's Chrome OS, but the tiny desktop-class machines called Chromeboxes have carved out their own niche as well....
Asus Chromebook

And so, the great Chromebook experiment begins

Now that I'm in possession of my very first Chromebook I figure it's time that I sat down and actually tried to use it. Properly. IFA wasn't the time or place to start, neither was the following week that saw all hands on deck here at Mobile Nations for a little event out in Cupertino. But now...
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64-bit Chrome web browser for OS X to officially launch in November

Google will launch the official, non-beta, 64-bit version of its Chrome web browser for OS X in November, a few months after an early build of the browser was made available on its Canary and Dev channels. In a blog post, Google stated: Unlike on Windows, where Chrome is available in both...
Chromebook's college tour lets students try before they buy

Chromebook's college tour lets students try before they buy

Google is hoping to get students hooked on the affordably priced Chromebooks and the simplicity of its Chrome OS by taking the Internet-connected laptop on a tour of colleges across the U.S. Google is creating a Chromebook Lending Library where students can check out a Chromebook to check out the...

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