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It's now easier than ever to make Facebook video calls on your Chromebook

Making video calls with friends and family is more convenient than ever thanks to Facebook supporting WebRTC technology. This means you'll be able to make video calls on a Chromebook with no plugin download or tedious workaround guides to follow. Simply boot up, load the website and connect....
This week's sidebar poll: are you using Chromebooks?

This week's sidebar poll: are you using Chromebooks?

Chromebooks, Chromebooks, everywhere... Chromebooks have come a long way this year. We've gotten both bigger, beefier Chromebooks and lighter, thinner, fanless Chromebooks. We can do more with Chromebooks now, including using Adobe Photoshop and even running Linux in a window if we're feeling...
Acer Chromebook 13

Quick look at Acer's refreshed Chromebook 13 with a touchscreen

The new Chromebook 15 isn't the only bit of Chrome OS news coming out of Acer, as the laptop maker is showing off a refreshed version of its Chromebook 13 with a touchscreen at CES. The new model is physically and internally identical to the original — down to the Tegra K1 processor — but bumps...
Acer Chromebook 15

Acer Chromebook 15 hands-on

Acer steps up its Chromebook game with a new 15-incher that doesn't skimp on specs We got pretty excited when Acer announced it was iterating on its Chromebook 13 with a new 15-inch model, and today at CES we had a chance to play around with the all new Acer Chromebook 15. The new model is...
Acer Chromebook 15

Acer has a new 15.6-inch Chromebook for CES 2015

Acer has revealed its newest Chromebook, with a big 15.6-inch display, as part of its CES 2015 announcements. Prices for the new Chromebook will start at $249.99 in the US. Acer states: The crisp and vibrant display comes in two options. The full HD display has a 1920x1080 resolution...
Chromecast

Five things you need to know about your new Chromecast

Getting started with your Chromecast The Chromecast is one of those products that's simple and incredible. This small HDMI dongle (it's not much bigger than a thumb drive) turns any TV or monitor into a portal for online entertainment, and does it for less than the cost of a dinner and movie...
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Five things you need to know about your new Chromebook

Getting started with your Chromebook So you just got a new Chromebook? Awesome! They make for a great little laptop, and are a favorite of all of us here at Android Central. We use them both for work and play (I'm writing this on one) because they are ultra-portable, easy to use, and make for a...
HP Chromebook 14

HP quietly begins selling new 14-inch touchscreen Chromebook for $439

A few months after HP announced plans to sell an 11-inch and a 14-inch Chromebook in October, the PC maker has quietly begun selling a higher-end version of the HP Chromebook 14 with a touchscreen for $439.99. The 1920x1080 backlit touchscreen display model has an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor...
Hangouts desktop app update brings new phone tab

Hangouts Chrome app update brings proper desktop notifications, new phone tab

The Hangouts app for Chrome OS and Windows recently grabbed an update, and while the change log doesn't list anything particularly groundbreaking, the app has seen the addition of a new phone tab and desktop notifications. According to a Google Plus post by Google Product Manager Mayur Kamat,...
Smart Lock on Chrome OS

Using Smart Lock on the Chrome OS dev channel

The first step toward Chrome OS and Android working together in harmony We got a glimpse back at Google I/O at the upcoming coziness between Chrome OS and Android, and beyond limited cross-platform app compatibility one of the first signs of this tie-up is Smart Lock. This is the sought-after...
Acer Chromebook 13 on sale on Amazon; $100 off 16 GB, $44 off 32 GB

Amazon sale takes up to $100 off Acer Chromebook 13

Amazon is running a pretty good deal if you're currently in the market for a Chromebook. The deal is for the Acer Chromebook 13, which sees the price of the 16GB version getting slashed by $100, bringing it down to $200 total. The 32GB version is getting a price cut as well, but by a much more...
Google offers 1TB of Drive storage for free for two years with holiday Chromebook purchase

Google offers 1TB of Drive storage free with holiday Chromebook purchase

Google is offering 1TB of Google Drive storage for free for two years to anyone who purchases a Chromebook during the holiday season. Normally, 1TB of Google Drive storage for two years would cost a total of $240. Google has previously offered 100GB of Drive space for anyone purchasing a...
Chrome OS update brings Chromecast support to Google Drive files, more

Chrome OS update focuses on Google Drive with Chromecast, Launcher support

Google announced today that Chrome OS has gotten a new update on its stable channel, bringing with it a few notable changes. If you're on a Chrome OS device, you can now enjoy Chromecast support for media files stored on Google Drive, along with the added ability to display apps installed on...
Chromebook

The best Chromebooks, as of November 2014

They all run the same software, but there are big differences between these Chromebook models We've started to increase the pace of our Chromebook coverage here at Android Central for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being that we use these machines every single day. We spend time...
Chromecast

Chromecast can now turn your smartphone or tablet into a family game controller

Google is adding more ways to use its Chromecast TV dongle today, as many Android gaming apps can now also be streamed and played on a big screen television, using a smartphone or tablet as a controller. Google is concentrating on supporting games with a family theme for Chromecast, such as...
Chromecast

Showtime Anytime, Starz Play and Encore Play apps now have Chromecast support

Google's Chromecast HDMI streaming TV dongle has now added support for three pay cable television Android apps: Showtime Anytime, Starz Play and Encore Play. Assuming your cable TV provider supports these apps, and assuming you are a paid subscriber to one or more of these channels already,...
Chromebook top-selling device among laptops, tablets

Chromebook top-selling device among laptops, tablets for education

Google is proud of the progress it has made with Chromebook, especially in the education space. Noting that Chromebook has been a big hit in schools, Google bragged that the latest IDC numbers show that Chromebook is the best-selling device for education in the U.S. among laptops and tablets,...
Roboto font reporteded will make the jump from Android to Chrome OS

Roboto font reportedly will make the jump from Android to Chrome OS

It looks like Chrome OS for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes may be joining Android in getting Google's modern Roboto font soon. If accurate, Roboto would replace the Noto Sans UI font in Chrome OS. While still unconfirmed, a request to add the Roboto font to Chrome OS was made by a Google design...
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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