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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...
Material Design UI for mobile web

Google shows new Material Design UI for mobile web

At the Google I/O 2014 keynote presentation in San Francisco today, the company showed off a new mobile web UI that is based on its just revealed Material Design. Google's Avni Shah, the director of project management for Chrome, started her presentation with a quick mention that the mobile...
Chromium

Mystery screenshots may show the next version of ... something

A user at reddit stumbled across something cool earlier today, and it just might give a hint at what's to come in the next version of Android. The image you see was attached to a bug report from the fine folks who build Chromium. Apparently there is an issue with the code that causes windows...
Kick with Chrome

Kick with Chrome brings World Cup excitement to your browser

Google is releasing a trio of games to complement the World Cup, but this time the games aren't hitting any app store. Instead, Kick with Chrome, which includes Infinite Dribble, Space Kick, and Shootout, will be debuting as web apps for the Chrome browser. With this mini game experience, you can...
Tweetdeck services taken offline after rapidly-spreading exploit

TweetDeck services taken offline after rapidly-spreading exploit

Update: TweetDeck says they've "verified [their] security fix and have turned TweetDeck services back on for all users" and apologized for the inconvenience. Original story follows. If are a big user of TweetDeck, you might have noticed some issues with using those apps today. A security issue...
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...
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...
HP Chromebook 14

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,...
AllCast for Chrome

Koush releases AllCast Receiver app for Chrome

AllCast has introduced a great new Chrome app to join their excellent media-beaming app on mobile. AllCast Receiver for Chrome allows users to share audio, video, and live mirroring from mobile to your Chrome browser on desktop and elsewhere. Though it's not ready yet, a sender is in the works...
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 extensions can now only be installed if they're from the Chrome Web Store in a move by Google to keep users safe.

Google blocks sideloading of Chrome extensions

To protect users from malicious attacks, Google has implemented a change to the Chrome browser so that extensions can now only be installed if they are downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. For end users, this means that you cannot download an extension from another source and try to install or...
Chrome

Chrome for Android updated with support for multi-windows, full screen video, and undo function for closed tabs

Chrome for Android has an update on the way. The new update is said to add "support for some multi-window devices," which sounds like a method to fully support devices with multi-window features — like the Note 3 and Galaxy S5 — without a second "helper" application involved. We've reached out to...
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...
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Motorola Solutions (the other Motorola) signs licensing agreement with Microsoft

Microsoft can add another feather to its IP licensing hat, having now signed Motorola Solutions up for a licensing agreement. That's not Motorola Mobility, the portion of Motorola bought by Google and now being sold to Lenovo that makes handsets such as Moto X and Moto G, as well as Verizon's...
Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop app exits beta, controls your computer on any ICS and above device

Just a couple of weeks after a full-fledged Chrome Remote Desktop app entered closed beta testing it has been opened up for all to use through the Play Store. The completely free app will let your Android device — assuming it's running Android 4.0 or above — connect to and control any computer...

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