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With Chromebooks A Success, Google Adds Focus On Chromeboxes

When you think ChromeOS, chances are the first thing that comes to mind are Chromebooks. Since 2012, though, Google and its hardware partners have also been quietly selling its Chromeboxes, the desktop equivalents of the ChromeOS laptops. Now that Chromebooks seem to have found their place, with …

Roland revives the 808 and other classics with its AIRA line

Roland has been teasing new entries in its black-and-green AIRA series for about a month. Now, it's pulling the wraps off of the new lineup that's led by the new TR-8 drum machine. It's worth noting that this isn't the first time the instrument maker has revisited the legendary 808, 909 and 303 …

Google and VMWare give Chromebooks access to Windows apps

With Windows 8 market share currently wallowing in the low single digits, and PC shipments falling globally, Microsoft has had enough to worry about. …

Chromecast can now directly stream embedded YouTube clips

Recently added to the Google Support page for YouTube application information, anyone that owns the Google Chromecast device can now directly stream …

Toshiba Chromebook arrives in the US and UK, slightly pricier than expected

Back at CES, Toshiba told us that its new Chromebook would be shipping on February 16th. It appears, though, the company has decided to make it available ahead of time, as the 13-inch Chrome OS laptop is now up for grabs in the US and UK. In a small twist, however, Toshiba is listing the …

Google finally opens Chromecast SDK, invites developers to get hackin'

The Chromecast is already a pretty easy sell: It's $35 and brings most of the biggest names in streaming media to your TV with minimal hassle. So, now that Google has opened the SDK to developers, it's pretty much a no-brainer. While there are no specific apps to announce at the moment, it's safe …

Wearable Google Helpouts streaming camera shares GoPro heritage, we go hands-on (video)

Ambarella isn't exactly a household name, but the 10-year-old company's silicon has long found its way into GoPro cams and other hardware thanks to its video-compression chops and low-power tech prowess. Word broke last month that Google commissioned the outfit to produce a reference design for a …

If Everyone Is Buying Chromebooks, Who Is Using Them?

The rise of the Chromebook has Microsoft worried, as Forbes’ Jason Evangelho explains. A recent study by the NPD Group says that the Chromebook platform has reached 9.6% share in North American business and institutions, and 21% of the associated notebook sales market. But if the Chromebook …

The Curious Case Of The Chromebook: Is It Really A Hit?

As 2013 closes, we are left with a bit of a puzzle in technology. The Chromebook, a browser-based, almost computer, designed by Google is definitely more popular than ever. But is it really catching on? And if so with who? Based on the breathless reporting at <i>Cnet</i>, they are taking over the corporate …

Google Glass prescription frames said to start at $99

Rochester Optical is said to debut its prescription frames for the wearable tech in less than two weeks, and apparently they'll come in an array of styles.<p>Wearing<p>Google Glasscould be an issue for users that don't have 20/20 vision, but it's looking like this problem is being handled. Rochester …

Google's Chromebooks Were The Best Selling Laptops At Amazon, Beating Windows And Mac Computers

Chromebooks are super cheap laptops that are based entirely on the Chrome browser. You need an Internet connection for the laptops to do anything. But, for the most part, people are Internet-connected when they're using a laptop, so it's not a huge limitation.<p>In a press release, Amazon listed …

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2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

Chromebooks experienced a surge in popularity in 2013, rising from almost nothing to claim about a fifth of the commercial laptop market.This …

Chromecast in 2014: an open SDK, big international plans and maybe even new devices

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Google (S GOOG) landed a bit of a coup with Chromecast this year, launching a device that no one saw coming but that has …

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Google and HP recall overheating Chromebook 11 chargers

Google and HP may have already put the brakes on Chromebook 11 sales due to overheating chargers, but there are many Americans who still own the risky equipment. Accordingly, the two companies have just issued an official recall for all 145,000 adapters in the US; owners now have to contact Google …

LG's 21.5-inch Chromebase all-in-one puts ChromeOS on the desktop

Besides Samsung's Chromebox series ChromeOS has appeared mostly on laptops, but now LG will put its new Chromebase up against Apple's iMac and Windows-based all-in-one desktop PCs. According to the spec sheet, that 21.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD hides an Intel Celeron CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD …

Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome as surveillance technology

A leaked internal Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome Everywhere campaign, drawing pointed attention to Google's program of monetizing personal …

Assessing the Chromebook Threat

On the face of things, Google's Chromebook initiative is a laughable attempt to turn a web browser into an operating system that runs on mostly …

Why the Chromebook pundits are simply out of touch with reality

Advertisement<p>75 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>The Chromebook(s goog) pundits have their heads in the sand again. In the past week, I’ve read not one, but two …

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