Google Potentially Preparing Touchscreen Chromebook For Late 2012

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Google could introduce its own branded Chromebook with a touchscreen in early 2012 according to a SlashGear report. Google reportedly ordered 20 million units of the unannounced Chromebook from Chinese manufacturer Compal. It’s not clear if the device will use the standard laptop form factor with an added touchscreen or if Google is planning to […]

Am I The Only Person That Bought a Chromebook?

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So, Google announced this whole Chrome OS idea back in 2009. A laptop OS that would allow users to jump right onto the web. And nothing but the web. There were promises of awesome web apps that would run from the cloud. People were excited that Google was jumping into this arena. Late last year, […]

Google CR-48 Chromebooks Shipping Again?

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It appears that some lucky individuals have been greeted with Google’s CR-48 prototype Chromebook on their doorsteps over the last few days. Sounds perfectly normal, right? Wrong. These people applied for the pilot program all the way back in December and hadn’t heard anything from Google until the new hardware arrived. What makes this even […]

Google making it rain (gadgets) at GDC 2011

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Word out of Engadget is that Google is making it rain at the 2011 Game Developer Conference in San Francisco. But watch your head – these aren’t dollar bills being thrown in the air, but gadgets running Google’s latest operating systems.   

Only in San Francisco/Silicon Valley

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I’m very fortunate to live and work in San Francisco and make my way down to Silicon Valley once or twice a week. Geek friends and acquaintances from other locales often tell me that nobody else ‘gets’ why they’re so passionate about technology or what they do for work. That’s not really a problem here in […]

Chrome OS Cr-48 Review Part 1: Out of Box Experience

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Last night FedEx dropped off Google’s first Chrome OS notebook. The Cr-48 isn’t going to be sold to consumers, but the story here is software, not hardware. Manufacturers like Acer will likely mix things up in 2011, but for now we have a pretty straight forward device in terms of hardware and software. This is […]

Google Chrome Notebook Unboxed (video)

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FedEx just dropped off my Google Chrome notebook. The Google Chrome notebook (Cr-48) probably won’t turn any heads. It’s plain black and void of any branding. Here’s a quick video unboxing of the thing. Google really built up my expectations at the Google Chrome event on Tuesday and so far I’m impressed. Setup took less […]

Let the Testing Begin. Inventec Delivers 60,000 Netbooks to Google

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Google’s adventures with Chrome OS include a large pilot program that I’m sure many applied for. Those lucky enough to get into the program will receive a netbook/notebook with Chrome OS installed to do testing on and provide feedback. While I can’t say this is the number of applicants who will be lucky enough to […]

Google Cr-48 Chrome OS Netbook Announced

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Google had gone on to announce the Google Cr-48 Chrome OS netbook today, which features a 12.1-inch display with full keyboard and large trackpad. The Cr-48 is an un-branded netbook clad in black and looks reminiscent of Apple’s black plastic MacBook. The device also features world-roaming support with a Gobi 3G chip that will work […]