When talking about Apple’s rise from near-bankruptcy to become the most valuable company in the world, people often credit the amazing string of products from the iMac to the iPod to the iPhone to the iPad. And rightfully so. But just as important was another piece of the puzzle that ensured said products would find mainstream appeal and acted as an accelerant for Apple’s success: the Apple… → Read More
Got your grains of salt at the ready? Good. Rumors of a more extravagant Chromebook have been making the rounds for months now, but the new, supposedly leaked video the new touch-friendly Chromebook Pixel may provide the first real glance at what Google has been working on behind closed doors. → Read More
Google had a big day yesterday, for better and for worse. However, one of the most exciting stories to come out of yesterday was Google’s unveiling of a brand new, $249 Samsung Chromebook. Samsung’s new portable has a 11.6-inch screen, weighs only 2.5 pounds, and comes with 100GB of free Google Drive storage for 2 whole years.
So, as we usually do, we wanted to give all of our readers a chance… → Read More
Wait! Belay that order for the $249 Samsung Chromebook! There’s a 3G model coming and it’s just $329. That’s a great deal.
For some reason Samsung and Google did not announce this upcoming model alongside the $249, WiFi-only model yesterday. The 3G model was found within the bowels of Amazon. Spec-wise, it’s the same Chromebook with the notable addition of a 3G modem. → Read More
Amazon and Best Buy are now ready to satisfy all your Chromebook needs. Google previously announced the notebooks would be available on June 15 and a quick check at the two retailers shows that they have them available for immediate shipping. It seems however that Best Buy is not yet carrying the products in their brick and mortar locations but rather just online. Currently only the Arctic White… → Read More
If you happen to be on a Google site and see a giant Chrome logo, click on it. Well, if you want one of the first Chromebooks, that is.
Google is in the midst of a two-day scavenger hunt being played around the web. The first clue went live this morning here — a copy of Tim Berners-Lee’s original WorldWideWeb memo. The second has just gone live on this YouTube page. Those who act fast and… → Read More
Google made a couple bold statements about its upcoming Chromebook tablet, many of which have certainly excited consumers, particularly the promise of an end to security hassles. In the Chromebook launch announcement, Google claimed that “Chromebooks have many layers of security built in so there is no anti-virus software to buy and maintain. Even more importantly, you won’t spend hours… → Read More
From Google I/O to Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, last week was a huge one for tech news.
In this episode of OMG/JK, my colleague MG Siegler and I do an in-depth look at what happened at Google’s annual developer conference, which saw the launch of Google Music Beta, Android’s @home project, and the first Chromebooks. Don’t worry, we’ll talk about the Skype acquisition next time, there was… → Read More
Here she is.
Earlier today, Google unveiled the first notebooks running Chrome OS. Or as they’re calling them, “Chromebooks”. The first two partners producing them will be Samsung and Acer. And at an event tonight in San Francisco, we got some extensive hands-on time with the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook.
Initial reaction? That’s still to come. For now, enjoy a bunch of pictures. → Read More
ChromeBooks, centralized, almost entirely cloud-based machines by Google, will be available for students and schools at $20/per month/per user, enabling full updates, central login controls, and a central administrator panel to handle users and control access. → Read More
To me, the most interesting aspect of Google’s Chromebook unveiling today may have been a sort of rallying cry that was more or less whispered. At first when Chrome head Sundar Pichai said it on stage, I was sure he’d get an ear-full from the Google PR team and that would be that. But when he said it again in the press Q&A.
Users are free to jailbreak and hack Chromebooks. In fact, Google… → Read More
The Google Chromebook is here — for real, this time. Google first announced the nondescript Cr-48 Chrome OS Notebook back in December of 2010 but the production version, now called Chromebook, was just announced at Google I/O 2011.