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Evernote, Vine and other Android apps now available for Chrome OS and Chromebooks

Google is taking a big step in offering Android features on its Chrome OS by allowing a few Android apps to run on Chromebooks for the first time. Google announced that four Android apps are the first to run on Chrome OS and can be downloaded from the Chrome Store. They include the note taking...
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Eyes-on with the Acer CXI Chromebox

Prior to IFA 2014 actually kicking off, Acer announced the CXI, its latest Chrome OS device. In a break from the norm it's a Chromebox this time out instead of a laptop, and it's well priced and has a nifty little form factor that allows it to stand up vertically on a desk or be mounted to the...
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First look at the Toshiba Chromebook 2

Toshiba added a 1080p IPS display to its latest Chromebook, and it's pretty glorious Right at the beginning of the IFA 2014 week, Toshiba pulled the wraps off its new Chromebook 2. Coming in two versions, it's the higher spec, Full HD 1080p Chromebook 2 we've taken a quick first look at here...
HP announces two new Chromebooks, including one powered by NVIDIA K1

HP announces two new Chromebooks, including one powered by NVIDIA K1

Amidst all the IFA madness, HP has announced two new Chromebooks coming to the U.S. this fall. The 11-inch model will be available October 5 for $279.99, with options for white and light blue color schemes. The 14-inch HP Chromebook in silver, orange, blue, or green will be $299.99 when it...
Chrome update for select Chromebooks brings multi-sign in support

Chrome update for select Chromebooks brings multi-sign in support

A new stable version of Google's Chrome OS has been released for select Chromebook models that brings with it a number of bug fixes and security fixes and also enables multi-sign in support. There are also some smaller changes as well, and the Chrome update is being rolled out now for all Chrome...
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Toshiba announces Chromebook 2: Full-HD display, 4 GB RAM for $329

Toshiba announced its second offering in the Chromebook segment, the Toshiba Chromebook 2, at the IFA today. Boasting a 13.3-inch screen size, the Chromebook 2 will be available in two configurations: an entry-level model with a 1366 x 768 display that retails for $249, and a higher-end model...
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Back to school: The best Chromebooks to consider for young students

Chromebooks are a fantastic learning tool for children, and you won't break the bank buying one for the student in your life Choosing to buy a computer for a younger student making their way through elementary or middle school is more of a necessity than a choice nowadays, but you'd be right in...
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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...
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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...
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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'...
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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...
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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,...

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