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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...
Google hears all

Yes, Chrome may be listening — because you told it to

Windows with permission to listen to your microphone keep listening until they are closed There's news today about a new exploit in Chrome, that centers around the recently-introduced listening features. The new feature is not just limited to Google search, and any webmaster can implement it on...
Google Now on Desktop

Google Now is (unsurprisingly) coming to your desktop

In what should be considered an inevitable (and welcomed) move, Google Now notifications are coming to Chrome for Mac and Windows — and you can try them out today. The latest version of the Chrome Canary app (that's Chrome's dev version, basically) includes a flag for turning on the notifications...
Chrome data compression

Chrome data compression exits beta, available in coming stable release

Cut data usage when browsing by up to 50% Chrome's data compression feature, which has been in the beta channel since version 28, is making its way to the stable channel for all users. The feature, if you haven't used it before, channels your data through a proxy server to cut down on the mobile...
HP Chromebook 11

HP Chromebook 11 back in the Play Store, LTE model (sort of) shows up at Best Buy

$100 bump in price gets you connection to the Verizon network Following an extensive recall of faulty chargers, the HP Chromebook 11 is finally back up for sale in the Play Store. Equipped with a newer (and much nicer) charger, you can pick up the Chromebook 11 for the same $279 price — that'll...
Chrome OS

Chrome OS adds new window switching, shows which tabs are casting and making noise

Never be confused as to which of your 30 tabs is making a racket The latest build of Chrome OS (in the stable channel) is bringing a whole grouping of new features to all Chrome devices, save for the Chromebook Pixel (for now). First up is a new window switching feature, which can be accessed...
LG Chromebase

LG Chromebase all-in-one desktop hands-on

The company's first attempt at Chrome OS is also the first ever all-in-one device with Google's operating system We've seen Chromebooks, and even Chromeboxes, but LG has partnered with Google this time around to launch the world's first Chromebase, a Chrome OS all-in-one desktop. Other than the...
Toshiba Chromebook

Toshiba unveils its first Chromebook effort at CES

Clean lines and a larger display than most for $279.99 Toshiba today ahead of CES in Las Vegas unveiled its first foray into the Chromebook market. Simply referred to as the "Toshiba Chromebook" (which perhaps is better than some made-up name anyway), this guy's essentially what we've seen (...
Acer C720P Chromebook

Acer announces C720P Chromebook in new white casing

Same internals and touchscreen, attractive new color option Building out the number of SKUs available in its latest Chromebook line, Acer has just announced a new color of the touchscreen C720P model. Aside from the new "Moonstone White" plastic around the outside, this C720P is entirely...
Google

Pondering the ever-bright future for Chrome OS

A look at Amazon's holiday winners may mark the beginning of a major shift for Microsoft and Windows Over the last year I’ve been paying close attention to the growing number of laptop vendors selling Google powered Chromebooks. We’ve got a Samsung Chromebook in my house, which otherwise is a...
HP Chromebook 11 replacement charger

This is the HP Chromebook 11 replacement charger

A seemingly improved design, and a $25 gift card for your trouble Following worry of faulty chargers that shipped with the HP Chromebook 11, Google has started sending out free replacements. Although under the crunch of the holiday season deliveries may be a bit delayed, Google managed to get...
HP Chromebook 11

HP Chromebook 11 replacement chargers now shipping

Two-day shipping will have a new charger to you in short order Those who have submitted a request for a replacement HP Chromebook 11 charger will have one in short order, as shipping confirmation emails are heading out now. We received our own email confirmation after putting in our request...
Acer C720 Chromebook.

Acer C720 Chromebook review

The best budget laptop purchase you can make right now If it isn’t entirely clear to everyone by now, Chromebooks are certainly a thing. And more importantly for budget-conscious computer buyers, inexpensive prices are the norm for these browser-centric laptops (save for the Pixel, of course)....
Chromebook 11

HP Chromebook 11 chargers recalled due to 'fire and burn hazards'

Recall ordered after nine microUSB chargers overheat; future orders to ship with new charger HP and Google have recalled wall chargers for the Chromebook 11 after receiving reports that some adapters have overheated, resulting in burns and damage to property. According to a listing on the U.S....
HP Chromebook 11 charger

New HP Chromebook 11 charger shows up in Google Play

Still no indication of replacement notices for existing Chromebook 11 owners While HP Chromebook 11 owners are still being advised to not use their factory chargers following a recall notice, Google has just put up a listing for a new charger in the Play Store. The new charger is still listed as...
Acer Chromebook

Customers being charged for Acer C720P Chromebook orders from Amazon [update]

Product now 'in stock,' shipments should be on their way Update: Amazon's page is now listing the Acer C720P as "in stock" for $299.99 with free shipping — no more pre-order status. Original story: Those who pre-ordered the latest touchscreen Acer Chromebook from Amazon are being charged for...

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