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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...
Samsung Chromebook 2 (13-inch)

Samsung Chromebook 2 review

A laptop with a premium price that doesn't offer a premium experience When it comes to making Chromebooks, Samsung was there from the very beginning. Following in the Google CR-48's footsteps, Samsung entered the market in mid-2011 with the first Chromebook from a third-party manufacturer, the...
Acer C720 Chromebook

Acer refreshes C720 Chromebook with Intel Core i3, 32GB storage

Acer has announced an updated version to its popular C720 Chromebook, this time around with Intel's fourth generation Haswell Core i3 processor. Starting at $349, the updated model provides faster performance, more base storage and delivers more battery life than last year's C720 that were...
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Los Angeles schools to offer students hybrids and laptops instead of Apple iPads

Los Angeles officials are looking to Chromebooks, Microsoft's Windows 8 and other hardware to complement its iPad offering in the education sector. Students in Los Angeles have enjoyed the use of iPads to aid with not only their education, but also social lives too thanks to easily bypassing any...
LG Chromebase

LG Chromebase available for $349.99 or even less at some retailers

The LG Chromebase, the all-in-one Chrome OS PC, is now available for purchase for $349.99, or for even less at some online retailers such as Amazon and Newegg. The Chromebase, the first such all-in-one PC to run Google's PC operating system, was first revealed in December and was later shown...
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How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

Whether you're giving someone a tutorial or just need to send off a quick picture, Chrome OS makes taking screenshots simple. There are plenty of reasons why you'd need to take a screenshot on any operating system, and Chrome OS is no different. Luckily Google has included comprehensive support...
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Google Hangouts video calls in Chrome won't require plugin anymore

All Chrome web browser users will be able to access video chats in Google Hangouts without the need to download a plugin, although it will take a little while for this feature to be fully implemented. The announcement was made today by Google software engineer Victoria Kirst, who stated:...
Android and Chrome OS

Chrome OS and Android get cozy with multi-device integration, cross-platform apps

With Sundar Pichai heading up both Android and Chrome, it was only a matter of time before integration between the two platforms was expanded and today at Google I/O we've started to see just that. With new APIs available in Android L, your phone and your Chromebook can communicate together...
Chromebook Pixel

Google offers a $150 refund to LTE Chromebook Pixel owners stung by Verizon

Google is trying to make things right with the owners of Chromebook Pixels on Verizon that are seeing their included data come to an unexpected end. When the LTE Chromebook Pixel launched on Verizon a year ago, it came with 100MB a month of free 4G data for two years. Verizon has apparently...
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Chromebook Pixel users at odds with Verizon and Google over free LTE data

It was really cool when Verizon and Google offered 100MB of free LTE data monthly to users of a Chromebook Pixel. On the Google Play page, Google told anyone who bought one that this deal would last for two years, and even though 100MB a month isn't a lot, it makes it handy to check mail or...
Google+ Photos

Your Chromebook will now automatically upload photos to Google+ when you import them

An update to the Google+ Photos app on Chrome OS enables the app to automatically backup your photos to Google+ when you import them, even when the app isn't actively running. Previously you had to manually launch the Google+ Photos app to initiate an import when you connected a phone, USB drive...
HP Chromebox

HP's $179 Chromebox is now shipping, pricier models also available

Following an announcement back in February, HP's Chromebox desktop is now available for order from its online store for just $179. Falling in line with the same price and specs as its cousin the ASUS Chromebox, the HP Chromebox offers an Intel Celeron (2955U 1.4 GHz) processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB...
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Watch your Google Play movies and TV shows offline on your Chromebook

As promised in May, owners of Chromebooks can now view any movies or television shows they have rented or purchased from Google Play offline for the first time. However, that was not the only new addition for ChromeOS users in an update that was released Thursday. Google also announced that...
Chrome Web Store lets you search for apps with Android counterparts

Chrome Web Store lets you search for apps with Android counterparts

As Google works to unify its Chrome and Android efforts, the Chrome Web Store will now let you filter searches to only apps with Android counterparts in the Play Store. The top bar of the Web Store homepage now has a selection for "For Android" alongside Runs Offline, By Google and Free. The...
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Intel's newly announced Core M processors will pave the way for thinner hardware

Intel today announced a new family of Core M (Broadwell) processors that will help make hardware even thinner. Tablets and 2-in-1 personal computers are already pretty darn thin, especially when you compare everything available in 2014 against what was on the market a few years ago. Intel has...
Samsung Chromebook 2 13-inch

Samsung Chromebook 2 (13-inch) hands-on and first impressions

Forget Samsung's previous Chromebook efforts, this is how it should've been doing things all along Following nearly a month delay, we finally have our hands on the brand new 13-inch Samsung Chromebook 2. Samsung is going for a premium look and price (at least among Chromebooks) with this model,...
Asus Chromebook C200

Asus offering both the 11.6-inch C200 and 13.3-inch C300 Chromebooks for $249

Asus' first Chromebook, the C200, is now up for pre-order on Amazon for $249. In addition to the 11.6-inch C200, Asus has a 13.3-inch model in the works, dubbed the C300, which will also reportedly be available for $249. That's right folks, Asus is offering both the 11.6-inch and the 13.3-inch...

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