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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...
Asus C200

Photos of the Asus C200 Chromebook leak online

Asus, which is already investing in Chromeboxes, is now looking to release a Chromebook. According to photos leaked on Google+, the PC manufacturer is working on a Chromebook -- the C200. While not much is known about the product itself, it has "Intel Inside" and a rather large touchpad. With...
Google Chrome

Chrome Remote Desktop enters closed beta on Android

As far as power user features go, a remote desktop app is up there in terms of hardcore functionality. That doesn't mean there aren't plenty of options even on mobile, and Google is getting ready to get in on the game with its Chrome Remote Desktop app that has just dropped into Google Play....
Chromebook

Report: 2.1 million Chromebooks shipped in 2013

Research firm states Chromebook is performing well, has a bright future Google's Chromebook are an interesting product line. Not only is it a family of low-cost, affordable notebooks but they're also the backbone of the search giant's Chrome operating system. And today ABI Research has released...
Emoji translation in Google Chrome

Chrome for Android will translate the web into emoji

Lest you think you'd have to wait for April 1st for all of Google's April Fools' Day jocularity, there's more to be had tonight: try translate to emoji in Chrome on for size. That's what Google has in store for Chrome on Android, but they very cleverly intended it be saved for the day itself —...
Drag and drop uploading Google Play Music

Experimental Google Play Music Chrome app brings drag and drop uploading and mini player

Google Labs Chrome app also allows music uploading from your Chromebook There's a new entry in the Google Labs section of Google Play Music, and enabling it brings a whole new way to upload — and listen to — your own music. The feature — which is still experimental, thus the "Labs" label —...
Google now

Google Now rolling out to Chrome desktop users

Roll out begins today, should be available for all in the next few weeks We've seen Google Now for Chrome on the desktop for folks using beta builds, but starting today it's pushing out to all users. You won't need to fiddle with any settings or flags or do any sort of wizardry, but you will...
Chromebook 2

Samsung Chromebook 2 priced and dated for the UK

Faux leather Chromebook hitting British shores on May Day Samsung has announced that the faux leather covered Chromebook 2 will be headed to the UK and will be available from May 1. The black 11.6-inch model will be available from that date, but the white model and the larger 13.3-inch version...
Acer C720 Chromebook

Acer C720 Chromebook now available from Google Play in 4 new countries

Canada, France, Germany and U.K. can now get their hands on the entry-level 2GB RAM model Availability of the Acer C720 Chromebook from Google Play is expanding outside of the U.S. for the first time since its launch, heading to four new countries as of today. Now Chrombook buyers in the U.K.,...
Chrome update on HTC One

Chrome update fixes audio bug that plagued the HTC One

A quick heads up, folks, that the Chrome browser for Android has gotten an update today. The changelog is vague in the usual ways, noting "stability and security updates." But for those who are using an HTC One, you'll need to download this new version right away, as it fixes a pretty annoying...
Google Play Music

Get a Google Play Music All Access 60-day trial if you have a Chromebook

If you haven't used a previous trial, Google is giving 60 days of all-you-can-listen to Chromebook users Google Play Music All Access is pretty sweet. You can add any album to your library, listen to ad-free Internet Radio based on genre or based on a particular song, artist or album, or even...
Samsung Chromebook 2

Samsung's Chromebook 2 made official: stitched leather and ARM processors

After being leaked over the weekend, the Samsung Chromebook 2 is now official. The latest addition to the line-up of Chrome OS-powered portables comes in 11.6- and 13.3-inch screen sizes, with prices starting at $320 and $400, respectively. Both are expected to start shipping next month. Both...
Samsung Chromebook 2 leaked render

Samsung Chromebook 2 leaked, faux stitched leather not gone yet

If you thought the dimpled soft-touch back of the Samsung Galaxy S5 signaled a new direction for Samsung, veering away from the fake stitched leather of the past year, well, the latest leak makes it look like Samsung's not quite done with that design trope just yet. Courtesy of @evleaks we're...
Hands-free Google Voice Search hits desktop Chrome beta

Hands-free Google Voice Search hits desktop Chrome beta

Just say "Ok Google" Google Voice Search has been slowly rolling out to the Google Chrome browser for some time now, and now the beta version is just listening for your command. The listening search box is present on Google.com and in new blank tabs, and just like with the Google Now Launcher it...
Google Chrome

Chrome for Android updated to version 33, brings minor user-facing changes

New version will roll out to users over the next few days Google has updated the Chrome browser for Android today, bringing the version number up to 33.0.1750.132. Along with the usual performance and stability tweaks, there are several changes highlighted by the Chrome team. Download progress...
Chromecast

Get on the Google Cast beta track with new Chrome extension

Public beta available for developers and those who like living on the bleeding edge A quick heads up for Chromecast fans everywhere, that Google has released a public beta track of the Google Cast extension for Chrome. It's aimed at developers working with the newly released public Chromecast...
Chromebooks

Google tackles Windows in enterprise with virtual apps on Chromebooks

VMware partnership to bring Windows desktop apps to Chrome OS through the cloud Virtualization company VMware is to help bring Windows desktop applications to Chrome OS in partnership with Google. VMWare's Horizon DaaS (Desktop as a Service) will allow Chromebook users in enterprise to bring...
Toshiba Chromebook

Toshiba's first Chromebook now available for $299

Higher-end price gets you a solid machine with the proper specs and 9 hours of battery Following up on an initial announcement at CES 2014, Toshiba has put its first Chromebook offering up for sale at its online store. Coming in at $299 it's more expensive than the $279 price point we were told...
Google Now

Google Now for desktop progresses to Chrome beta

Auto-enabled for beta track users from this week We've already taken a first look at Google Now for the desktop, when Google added it to the bleeding edge Canary builds of Chrome. Today, Google drops word that starting this week, folks a bit further up the chain on the beta track on Mac, Windows...
Android Central

Lenovo introduces two new Thinkpad Chromebooks aimed at education

Includes a convertible Yoga branded Chromebook, toughened for use in schools Lenovo has this week introduced a pair of new Chromebooks aimed at the education customer. The 11e series Chromebook will be available in two form factors; a traditional clamshell laptop and in its convertible Yoga form...

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