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Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

The Complete Guide to Google Chrome Browser

I have been using Google Chrome as my primary browser from the day it was released and I love it. In this guide, I will help you download the latest …

Google

Chromecast works better with Chromebooks, looks better with NASA

After a few months of testing, the feature that allows Chrome OS users to stream videos from Google Drive storage -- like the free 1TB allotted to new owners -- to a Chromecast is now available to (almost) everyone. An update on the stable channel this week pushed it to most people, with the …

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review: Impressive Chromebook for the cost - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Toshiba Chromebook 2 has an excellent 1080p screen, good Chrome OS performance and a nice feature set including a full-size SDXC card slot, fast 802.11ac wireless and great-sounding speakers.<p><b>The Bad</b> Build quality, particularly the lid, feels a bit flimsy. Battery life in our …

Consumer Tech

Acer Chromebook 13 review

The best Chromebooks all have one thing in common: they’re small. The most popular Chromebooks have small, low-resolution 11.6-inch displays. They may offer a low price, stellar battery life, and fast performance — but sometimes you just want a bigger computer.<p>Acer’s new Chromebook 13 appears to be …

Acer Chromebook 13

<b>The Good</b> The Acer Chromebook has a slim design, a high-res 13-inch screen, and a fast Nvidia K1 processor for a graphics and battery boost over other Chromebooks.<p><b>The Bad</b> Like other Chromebooks, offline functionality is extremely limited. The large screen lacks touch input, and the ARM processor …

Computer Hardware

What does it mean to 'Powerwash' a Chromebook?

A Chromebook running Google Chrome OS isn't a traditional computer, although it has a lot of characteristics we've come to expect from a PC. Yet part of the territory that comes with adjusting to a new operating system is getting used to the (seemingly) odd names for certain features or aspects.<p>As …

Google

How to use a Chromebook: Tips, tricks and shortcuts

Kicking the tires on a Chromebook purchase? As a cheaper alternative to a Windows laptop or a MacBook, a Chromebook is an attractive option for budget buyers. The simplicity of Google's Chrome OS, which is little more than its Chrome browser with a bit of window dressing (Windows dressing, if you …

Acer’s Tegra K1-Powered Chromebook Boasts Up To 13 Hours Of Battery Life

Acer is doing a new Chromebook, and they’re doing it up big! The new hardware is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor, which the graphics and chip-maker has been promoting as a graphics-friendly chipset for Android smartphones and tablets, but this is the first time it’s powering a Chromebook. …