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Chromebooks could dual-boot Windows 10 soon

Chrome OS has come a long way in the past few years. Even so, it’s still not the full-fledged operating system many of us require on our desktop machines. Google is reportedly looking to address tha

Back-to-college tech for minimalists and the over-prepared

Heading back to college with the best gear is the only push that some students need to get things moving in the right direction.

Google’s new ‘Grab and Go’ project helps business loan Chromebooks to their employees

At Google, the company offers a ‘Grab and Go’ program that allows employees to use self-service stations to quickly borrow and return Chromebooks without having to go through a lengthy IT

Sales of PCs just grew for the first time in six years

Don’t look now, but the PC might not be dead. According to Gartner, collector of marketshare and industry metrics, worldwide shipments of personal computers just experienced the first year-over-

What Apple’s education announcements mean for accessibility

Steven Aquino Contributor Share on Twitter Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor The accessibility of the iPhone XS Max At Apple’s

Microsoft Office arrives on Chromebooks via Google Play Store

Microsoft Office is now available for Google Chromebook users through the Google Play Store – a notable addition, given the two companies offer competing products in terms of office productivity

Google’s Pixelbook is my new favorite travel buddy

The Google Pixelbook is a bit of an odd duck among notebooks, or among tablets – or even among notebook/tablet hybrids. It’s a Chromebook, which by now is an established category, though one w

Google Pixelbook review: the Chromebook grows up

It was easy to discount the Chromebook early on. The earliest models weren’t particularly capable, with limited functionality, an anemic app selection and a reliance on a constant internet connectio

What to expect from Google’s October 4 Pixel 2 event

Google’s big hardware event is coming up fast – it all goes down next Wednesday, October 4. But we already know (or think we know) a fair amount about what will be revealed, including brand ne

VMware and Google extend partnership to include Chrome OS management in Workspace One

One of the beautiful things about owning a Google Chromebook laptop is the surprising lack of maintenance involved. The browser is essentially the OS and you connect to applications via the cloud. Eve

The $999 Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s expensive answer to Chromebooks

Microsoft just revealed the newest Surface model and it’s aimed directly at the education market. Called the Surface Laptop, this is the notebook Microsoft hopes schools will buy instead of a Ch

Microsoft’s new education push plays to its strengths, the cheap and familiar

Microsoft never mentioned Chromebook by name, but it’s clear that Google’s browser-based hardware offering was at the front of everyone’s mind at today’s education event in New York City. The

As Chromebook sales soar in schools, Apple and Microsoft fight back

Few saw the Chromebook coming. When it launched half a decade ago, the category was broadly maligned for its limited feature set, middling hardware specs and operation that required an always-on inter

Of course Microsoft is working on its own version of the Chromebook

Windows Central has gotten its hands on an internal document highlighting the hardware performance of Windows 10 Cloud, a rumored operating system spinoff expected to be unveiled at next month’s big

Microsoft is holding a big education event in New York on May 2

Invites have just dropped for Microsoft’s latest press conference. Details are scant for the “Learn What’s Next” event happening May 2 in New York City, but between the title and the big #Micr

Google calls ‘time’ on the Pixel laptop

In a small meeting with journalists at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Google's senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh dropped a little bit of news: It looks like the Pixel lap

All Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be compatible with Android apps

All Chromebooks new in 2017 will support Android apps out of the box. An update will not be required. Owners will be able to take the Chromebook home, open it up and immediately access the Google Play

Acer’s new 15-inch Chromebook promises 12 hours of battery life at $199

If nothing else, you can’t really argue with the price. Announced this morning, the latest version of Acer’s 15.6-inch Chromebook gets a couple of key upgrades over its predecessor, but none might

Watch Google unveil its new Pixel phones, Google Home and more

It’s time for Google’s now-annual hardware event. Today, we expect to hear more about Google’s new phones (which will now fall under the Pixel brand), as well as its Google Home Alex

Dell stops sale, upgrades of Android tablets

Dell will no longer sell or upgrade its Android tablet line and will instead focus on Windows devices. The news broke last week but I suspect the holiday – and the collective yawn that was the D
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