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Back to school: The best Chromebooks to consider for college

You'll be surprised how much schoolwork you can get done on a Chromebook, and appreciate the cost savings at the same time Chromebooks have proven to be an extremely valuable tool for schools teaching younger children that want to introduce them to technology, but they have also shown to be a...
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NVIDIA and VMware partnering for powerful virtual desktop access on Chromebooks

NVIDIA and VMware, two companies with serious cloud muscle, have announced a partnership to take virtual desktop on Chromebooks to the next level. Currently in a "preview" stage, this new workstation-class virtual desktop tech leverages NVIDIA's GRID vGPU technology in conjunction with VMware...
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64-bit Chrome browser for Windows 7 and 8 officially out of beta

Google has released the 64-bit version of the Chrome web browser for Windows 7 and 8 into its stable channel, after first releasing a version in its beta development channel in July. This means that Windows users who have opted to get the 64-bit versions of the OS can now run a version of...
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ChromeADB server is the start of something wonderful

Until now, if you wanted to use ADB to "talk" to your phone you either installed the SDK, or copied files by hand, or used one of those toolkits (almost) everyone seems to love to recommend. On a Chromebook, things were even harder. Finding the right version of ADB and dependencies compiled for...
ASUS C300 Chromebook

Chromebooks just don't get the hardware they deserve

The economics may not work out in a way that we'll get great high-end Chromebooks As I've spent an increasing amount of time using Chromebooks over the course of the last year, reviewing several personally, I'm starting to get worried about the state of the Chromebook market. While there are...
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SnagFilms, RiffTrax, and Baeblemusic add Chromecast support via JW Player

JW Player, a company that has developed an HTML5-based video player, has announced that a number of content providers that use its software are now able to stream their clips on Google's Chromecast HDMI dongle. The company says: " JW Player is the only standalone web video player on the...
Acer launching new affordable Chromebox CXI line next month

Acer launching new affordable Chromebox CXI line next month

Acer today announced a new Chromebox line of products, perfect for education, small businesses and those who are seeking a sleek, yet affordable machine running Google's OS. The devices themselves have a super small footprint with a compact chassis to keep sizes to a minimum, while enabling users...
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Chrome browser can now be downloaded and used legally in Cuba

Residents in Cuba can now download and use Google's Chrome web browser legally for the first time allowing the few Internet users in that country access to the software. In a post on the company's Google+ page it stated: "U.S. export controls and sanctions can sometimes limit the products...
Acer C720

The Best Chromebook you can buy in August 2014

The best of the best We love Chromebooks here at AC. We use them for having some fun on the web as well as getting our work done, and know from experience that they are the best "walking around" laptops you could ever want in your backpack or messenger bag. In fact, if (when?) Google gets a few...
ASUS C300 Chromebook

ASUS C300 Chromebook review

The first Chromebook out of ASUS offers solid hardware and a fantastic price, but is set back by performance shortcomings Chromebooks have used a variety of processors over the years, but there's no doubt that the most powerful and successful models have always packed Intel inside. ARM...
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Top 10 Chromebook tips and tricks

If you love Chromebooks like we do you'll want to see these tips and tricks to make the most of them Millions of people are using Chromebooks, but despite their simple and "for everyone" nature not every powerful feature is easy to access. Every Chromebook (or Chromebox) is a powerful tool that'...
Chrome hacking

Hacking your Chromebook is fun and easier than you think

It's easy to make your Chromebook more than the sum of its parts A Chromebook can be a great purchase even if you never step outside of Google's trusted environment. They are some of the best web machines ever built, require almost no software maintenance, and come in a myriad of different...
Acer Chromebook 13

Acer announces Tegra K1-powered Chromebook 13

A new entry into the ARM Chromebook market that has plenty of potential Acer is expanding on its Chromebook lineup today with a new ARM-powered option that's the first Chromebook to make use of NVIDIA's Tegra K1 processor. The Acer Chromebook 13 is the second Chromebook from the manufacturer,...
ASUS C300 Chromebook

Amazon knocking $20 or more off Chromebooks in back-to-school promotion [update]

Update: It looks like Google Play is also running a $20 Chromebook discount right now. If you prefer to pick one up from there, have at it. Original story: There's no doubt that Chromebooks and Chromeboxes are great machines for an education setting, and Amazon is capitalizing on that fact with...
Acer C720 Chromebook

Pick up a refurb Acer C720 Chromebook for $129 from Groupon

Groupon has a solid deal for an 11.6-inch Acer C720 Chromebook right now, offering up refurbished units for just $129 (with free shipping as well). That's $70 off the MSRP of $199, and an all-around great deal if you've been looking to pick up a Chromebook as a second (or third) computer. This is...
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64-bit Chrome desktop browser now available on OS X for early adopters

Google has quietly released a version of its Chrome web browser for OS X that finally supports the 64-bit version of the OS, just a few days after it released a version for Windows 7 and 8 PCs. Google has yet to officially announce the launch of its OS X 64-bit beta test, but the company has...
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Chromebook reviews: Find 'em all here!

A one-stop shop for all your Chromebook review needs We're all Google all day around here. We can't get enough when it comes to Android, and Lloyd happens to have a place in his heart for Chromebooks, too. We're big fans, and we just love seeing a platform like Chrome grow — and stumble — as it...
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Chromebooks 101

Confused about Chromebooks? We can help You've probably heard of a Chromebook. There's a lot of information out there about them — both good and bad — but it's a bit difficult to sort through it all and find out the basics about what a Chromebook is, what one can do, and if it's the right...
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Chrome OS update for Chromebooks delivers better touch support

Google has just rolled out an updated version of the Chrome OS for a variety of Chromebooks for different manufacturers. While there are several notable features and the usual bug fixes, better touch support is probably the most noteworthy component of this update. The update brings the build...
Project Athena is the Chromium team's experimental redesign of Chrome OS

Project Athena is the Chromium team's experimental redesign of Chrome OS

Material Design is Google's attempt to unify design across its products. We've seen the first of it with Android L, but it won't be too long before it shows up in other products. A screenshot for an upcoming experiment of Chromium OS, called Athena, shows what it might look like with a touch of...

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