New Chromebooks Promise to Beat Windows Notebooks Where it Counts

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If you need a cheap notebook with long battery life, good performance and aren’t afraid to jump from Windows 8 to a Google Chrome experience a new collection of Chromebooks powered by Intel are worth looking at. New Chromebooks from Acer, ASUS, Lenovo and Toshiba powered by Intel promise up to 11 hours of battery […]

Samsung Chromebook 2 Borrows Galaxy Note 3 Leather Design

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 are known for their unique design featuring a stitched leather backing that’s a change of pace from what the Korean company is used to putting out. It seems that users are so overly ecstatic about the leather design that Samsung has decided to bring that […]

Google Enlists Windows Apps in War on Microsoft

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So far, one of the biggest obstacles to Google’s Chrome OS has been the ridiculously large amount of enterprise applications that are only available to desktops and laptops running Microsoft’s Windows ecosystem. That advantage could be a thing of the past soon, however. Google announced is teaming up with VMWare to bring Windows app compatibility […]

Chrome Stops Being Coy, Now Includes Integrated App Launcher & UI

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Many industry insiders hypothesized that it was only a matter of time before Chrome, the Google built web browser for users who don’t like Firefox or Internet Explorer, would try to make a play at completely encapsulating users in the Google experience. As of today’s release of Chrome, they were right. Starting with today’s update […]

LG Chromebase Announced as First Chrome OS All-In-One

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LG has announced what it’s claiming to be the world’s first all-in-one desktop running Chrome OS. The LG Chromebase, as it’s called, looks like your typical all-in-one machine with a 21.5-inch 1080p IPS display and the internal guts tucked in behind it. The Chromebase sports a yet-to-be-specified Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB […]

Dell Chromebook 11 Announced as Sub-$300 Educational Tool

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Dell has introduced its first-ever Chromebook today, and the company is unoriginally calling it the Dell Chromebook 11. As expected, it’s a small laptop aimed for students and schools, and while Dell didn’t provide a firm price, it said the Chromebook 11 will cost under $300, so we’re guessing it will just barely squeeze that […]

HP Chromebook 11 Announced as the Chromebook “Made for Everyone”

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HP announced a new addition to its Chromebook lineup today, and it’s called the Chromebook 11. It features an 11.6-inch IPS display, an Exynos 5250 Processor and up to 6 hours of battery life. It’s available right now to purchase for $279 from Google Play and a number of retailers online or in-store. What’s perhaps most unique […]

Chrome Will Act As a Trojan Horse Against Windows Dominance

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Not even Microsoft’s Metro environment for Windows 8 is safe from Google Apps. At least, that’s if the company ever officially releases the changes it’s made to the Chrome Web Browser. New builds of the Chrome Web Browser released to expert users over the last few weeks, seem to exploit one of the loop holes for […]

New Chrome Apps Are Google’s Best Shot at Replacing Windows & Mac

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In a move that turns the traditional computing market on it’s head, Google is choosing the fifth anniversary of its Chrome Web Browser to announce a new development platform that will bring fully featured applications outside of it’s web browser. Google detailed the new type of Chrome Apps in a blog post this morning. According […]

Google Makes Major Chromebook Push for Back to School Season

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In its ever escalating effort to unseat Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s Mac OS as the default operating systems for consumers, Google will bring its partner created stable of Chromebooks to more retailers soon. According to a post on the Google Chrome Blog, the company will bring the line of notebooks running its Chrome OS operating […]

Will a Chromebook with All-Day Battery Life Appeal to You?

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Intel’s power-boosting and battery efficient Haswell processor, to succeed the third generation Core i-series, may make Google’s Chromebook a lot more appealing as a laptop replacement. According to Kevin Tofel of Giga Om, the Internet search giant is looking to use Intel’s next generation Haswell processor in a future Chromebook, and references for Haswell has been […]

More Hints That Google is Planning a Chrome OS Tablet

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Despite repeatedly insisting that Android is the only Google operating system that is meant for tablets, Google may be looking at introducing a Chrome OS-based tablet in the future. The company has recently made efforts to try to bridge the two form factors–tablets and the notebook form factor that Chrome is intended for. With the […]

Google Now May Come To Google’s Homepage

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Google may soon expand Google Now to all Google users by adding it to the Google homepage. Google Operating System found mentions of Google Now in the source code for a page that Google is in the process of testing. The code makes several references to Google Now, including lines that will introduce the user […]

Google, Opera Dumping WebKit for New Blink Browser Standard

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Google and Opera had announced that they will be moving their browsers away from the open source WebKit rendering standard to the new forked, Google-developed Blink standard in the future. The move would affect Google Chrome browser, Chrome OS, and the Opera browser. “This was not an easy decision,” Google writes in its blog. “We […]

Google Has No Plans to Merge Android and Chrome OS

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Despite the recent executive shake-up, Google has no plans to merge Android and Chrome OS at the moment. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt told attendees at Google’s Big Tent event at India that Google will keep the two platforms separate for the foreseeable future according to The Verge. Schmidt said Android and Chrome OS are […]

Google Chrome VP Takes Over Android

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Today Google announced that Andy Rubin is no longer the head of Android, and that senior vice president of Chrome Sundar Pichai will take over the position. Now former head of Android Andy Rubin founded Android, Inc. which Google purchased in 2004. He became the head of the Android division at Google after the acquisition, […]

Chromebook Pixel Coming Next Week for $1299

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Today Google announced the Chromebook Pixel, a new Chromebook with a display that rivals the MacBook Pro with Retina Display for the price of the 13-inch MacBook Air. The Chromebook Pixel has a 12.85-inch display with a resolution of 2560×1700, which gives it a 3:2 resolution like the iPhone 4S. Like recent WIndows 8 Ultrabooks, […]

Google Working On Unified Messaging Solution?

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Google is rumored to be working on a unified messaging client that would be used in Chrome OS and could potentially make its way to other platforms, including Android. The client, which is a pop-up from the notification tray inside Chrome OS, would unify notifications for Gmail, Google Voice, Google Talk, and Google Plus in […]

Latest Chrome Internet Browser Test Version Adds Notification Center

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The latest builds of Chromium for Windows include a new Notification Center that could come to Chrome sometime in the future, according to The Next Web. Chromium is the open source project which shares much of the same code as Google’s Chrome browser, so features that appear in it will often come to the browser […]