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Google: Chrome OS Is Here To Stay

By now you have probably seen the WSJ report that says Google plans to fold its Chrome operating system into Android and phase it (and the "Chromebook" name) out over time. Google today published a st

Google’s Lack Of Product Isolation Would Support A Chrome OS And Android Merge

Chrome OS, the "cloud" operating system that Google introduced for laptops, and Android, the operating system on phones and tablets, may become one, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. T

Good News, Everyone! Chrome Just Killed Flash Ads

Chrome, the browser used by over 50% of the Internet, is officially preferring HTML5 ads over Flash content, a move that should finally dump the failed media platform into the trash heap of history. Q

What To Expect From Google I/O 2015

Google I/O begins Thursday, kicking off with the usual keynote from the search giant during which it generally drops a lot of news. We’ll be there to cover it live as it happens, but a lot of info,

Hands-On With The $149 Hisense Chromebook

When Google announced that Haier and Hisense were about to launch $149 Chromebooks -- the most affordable Google-powered laptops yet -- I wasn't quite sure what to expect. How much computer, after all

Hisense And Haier Launch $149 Chromebooks

A few weeks ago Google made headlines with the launch of the new Chromebook Pixel, the highest-end Chromebook on the market (and with a price to show for it). Today, the Chrome OS laptop ecosystem is

Meet Google’s New Chromebook Pixel

 If you were hoping for a complete redesign, you’ll be disappointed, but just like the old Pixel, the new Pixel is the best Chromebook money can buy. And at the new starting point of $999, it&#

Acer Outs A Pricey Chromebox With 8GB Of RAM, 4k Monitor Support

There are not many options for computers running the Chrome OS in desktop form. Acer just released a new one and it's a monster of sorts. Packed inside the svelte box is a powerful little machine that

Google’s Chromebooks Rule Schools As IDC Pegs Them As Top Sellers In K-12

Google’s Chrome OS may be a long-term sleeper hit thanks to a growing user population among U.S. students – IDC’s new figures for tablets and laptop sales in K-12 education finds that Ch

Google Hangouts Is Now A Dedicated App For Chrome OS And Windows PCs

Google wants to make it easier and faster for customers to use its free video and voice chat service Hangouts, which is why this morning it is rolling out a new Hangouts Chrome App for Chrome OS and W

Adobe Brings Photoshop For Chromebooks To Its Education Customers

For the longest time, pundits said that Google's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.com/chrome/devices/">Chromebook</a> initiative wouldn't amount to much because Chrome OS couldn't run comple

Chromebook Lending Library Offers Students At 12 U.S. Colleges A Free Laptop To Borrow

Google is teaming up with a dozen college campuses across the U.S. to provide access to free Chromebook notebooks to any student who wants one, in a system that lets them temporarily check out the lap

Acer Chromebook 13 Review: A Battery That Almost Makes Up For Display Flaws

Acer has a new Chromebook that’s looking for the crown among affordable, minimal laptops – The Chromebook 13, which boasts a 13-inch display as per its name, albeit with unique high-definition

Google Previews A ‘Material Design’ Inspired Look For Chrome OS

All of Google’s properties will eventually bear a look inspired by ‘Material Design‘ and Android L, and Chrome OS is part of that sweeping visual overhaul, too. A new preview posted

Google Will Soon Bring Android Apps To Chrome OS

This wasn't a huge surprise because we've heard quite a few rumors about this in the past, but Google today announced that Android apps are coming to Chrome OS. They will essentially run in an Android

Chromebooks Could Soon Be Unlocked Automatically When Your Smartphone Is Near

Passwords, geez those things suck. You may not need them to login to your computer in the future, and Chromebooks might be the first PC device to offer that feature natively, according to some hints f

Samsung’s New Chromebook Apparently Getting The Leather Look Of Galaxy Devices

Samsung’s next Chromebook has broken cover, courtesy of pro device leaker @evleaks, and the Chrome OS-powered notebook has a familiar design trait that’s becoming a Samsung trademark: faux

Microsoft Said To Be Considering A Free Version Of Windows 8.1

Microsoft is looking at a cost conscious crisis, relative to both mobile and desktop hardware, and on the heels of the news that it might be reducing its Windows Phone software license fee, there&#821

Chrome OS Doubled Its Share Of Web Traffic Since Last September, Now At 0.2%

Last we heard, Chrome OS was quickly increasing its reach in the business world, but despite its recent advances, a new study by ad network Chitika shows that it still remains a niche product. Chrome

Google And VMware Make Accessing Windows Apps, Desktops From ChromeOS Easier

Google and VMware today announced that they are working together to make it easier for Chromebook users in the enterprise to access Windows apps and the Windows desktop on their machines. Using VMwar
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