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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...
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...
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...
Chromebooks

Slowly but surely, Chromebooks are finding their niche

The Chromebook is turning into the success that some thought Netbooks would achieve Remember a few years ago when tablets hadn’t yet come onto the scene, and all the tech pundits were talking about massive growth in the Netbook market? These mostly Windows-powered computers were more portable...
Acer C720 Chromebook

Acer unveils touchscreen version of C720 Chromebook for $299 [update]

Less RAM, more storage accompanies touchscreen with price bump Update: The new C720P Chromebook is now up for pre-order on amazon at the link below. Original story​: Acer is building out a third version of its latest Chromebook platform, and this time the biggest notable feature is the addition...
Acer C270 Chromebook

Acer and Google release $199 C7 Chromebook

With a price under $200, Acer and Google want to catch your eyes this holiday season Acer has expanded their Chromebook line this morning, and the new C7 (C720-2848) is available for ordering in the US today for just $199. For your money, you're getting a package that should be familiar to...
Chrome

Update brings Chrome 31 to the stable track, adds printing for Android 4.4 KitKat

For those of you rocking the stable (ie not beta) version of the Chrome browser, be aware that an update is headed your way. Chrome 31 has been promoted to the stable track, and it brings forth the ability to print from a device running Android 4.4 KitKat (though it appears that's also in Chrome...
HP Chromebook 11

HP puts the brakes on Chromebook 11 sales due to charger overheating issue

Owners may use any other Micro USB charger on the laptop in the meantime Google and HP confirmed today that the companies have halted sales of the Chromebook 11 in all stores. Although at first the reasoning was not known, Google and HP have now given a statement clarifying that a small number...
Chrome simple tab switcher

Chrome Beta includes simpler tab switcher for low-memory phones

KitKat's low-memory focus extends to Chrome's latest beta release Behind all the visual changes and feature additions, Android 4.4 KitKat is all about optimizing the way Android uses memory, including a new API for handling devices with as little as 512MB of RAM. And it seems this focus has...
ChromeOS supervised users

'Supervised Users' feature coming to Chrome Beta channel

Web-based control panel allows administration of site access and browsing history for 'supervised users' Google has announced a new feature for Chrome, and it's part of the beta channel for users who want to try it this week. The "Supervised Users" option will be folded into ChromeOS, as well...

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