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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...
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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...
Chrome OS

Chrome OS updated with launcher folders, improved window controls, and more

We love it when a Chrome OS update brings some new features and UI changes. The under-the-hood fixes are always appreciated, but you often don't get that fuzzy update feeling unless there are changes you can see. Lucky for us, the 35.0.1916.116 update brings a couple great new features to the UI...
Google Play Movies offline

Google Play Movies soon will be accessible offline for Chrome OS

We're keeping an eye on the Google-Intel Chrome OS livestream, and this little nugget just dropped: Google Play Movies will be available offline on Chrome OS later this year. That'll help with the major criticism with Chrome OS — that the web browser-turned laptop becomes all but useless...
Lenovo N20p

Lenovo announces N20 and N20p Chromebooks, available this summer starting at $279

Two new Chromebook options with industry-standard specs and prices After taking its first shot at Chromebooks with education-focused models earlier this year, Lenovo is ready to jump into the general consumer market with the N20 and N20p Chromebooks. As far as specs go, these two laptops are...
Chromebook 2

Samsung Chromebook 2 delayed until late May

Did you pre-order a Samsung Chromebook 2? The device went up for pre-order earlier this month and was expected to ship in three days on the 28th. However, Samsung is now saying that the device won't ship until the end of May. The Samsung Chromebook 2 is an upcoming laptop that comes in two...
Android tablets get 8-second boot in Rockchip RK32288 demo

Android tablets get 8-second boot in Rockchip RK32288 demo

When it comes to boot times, faster is better, and getting a full restart down to a mere 8-seconds is much better than what many devices have seen before. Sure, this is being demoed for Chromium OS — the open source version of Google's ChomeOS — but also for Android tablets and that's some pretty...
Chromecast

Chromecast update fixes bugs, tweaks volume and improves networking

Google's Chromecast streaming dongle is getting a minor update starting today, according to the official release blog. Chromecast build 16664 includes persistent volume levels across viewing sessions, as well as improved support for the IPV6 networking standard and "improved DNS robustness." On...
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Google offers incentives to bring XP business users to Chromebooks

With the recent demise of official support for Microsoft's Windows XP, Google is looking to attract business users of the 12-year-old OS with a handful of promotions for enterprises considering the switch to Chromebooks. Organizations buying through Chromebooks for Business will get $100 off...
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Chrome OS updated with improved window management and onscreen keyboard

The stable channel of Chrome OS is being updated today with improved window management and a few much-wanted features. The first big change you'll notice after updating your Chromebook or Chromebox will be a new side dock that allows you to dock small windows to the screen edges. Also, you'll now...
Samsung Chromebook 2 now available for preorder

Samsung Chromebook 2 now available for preorder

Announced a month ago, the new Samsung Chromebook 2 portables are now available for pre-order from Amazon and Samsung. The upcoming Chromebook 2 is projected to ship on April 28th (that's three weeks from now) in two models: 11.6 inches and 13.3 inches. The smaller one retails for $319.99, while...
Chromecast

Koush shows AllCast mirroring to Amazon Fire TV

Apple TV, Fire TV and Chromecast. Three solid solutions for adding more functionality to the television. But what about the times when you're sat in front of the big screen and wish to mirror what's displayed on the phone to the TV itself? While all three products can achieve this, Koushik Dutta...

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