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Will Chrome OS Ever Replace Windows In Enterprise Environments?

In 2011, Google launched the first Chromebooks – a laptop featuring Google’s very own Chrome OS. The machines and accompanying operating system were marketed as an affordable alternative to Windows for those who use computers to browse the Web and nothing more. Since then, Google has become a bit more ambitious with Chrome OS and its recent moves make it …

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Google Announces Chromebox For Meetings

Are you a quickly growing business with employees all over the nation or even the world? Do you have a hard time setting up meetings between these employees separated by land and sea? If so, Google’s new hardware might just be what they need. Google announced this afternoon that it’s working with Asus to create what it calls the Chromebox …

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Are Chromebooks The Machines Businesses Want?

Are Chromebooks the right choice of computer for businesses? Google certainly thinks so. The company’s rivals (namely Microsoft) obviously disagree. Either way, recent data indicates that the light, low-cost machines are gaining significant ground in the B2B space, not to mention among consumers. Are Chromebooks ideal for business? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments. The NPD …

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Acer Has A New $249 Haswell-Powered Chromebook

The past week has been pretty good for Chromebook. Google and HP launched the new HP Chromebook 11 on Tuesday, and now the company has another Chromebook from Acer ready for the holidays. Google announced on Thursday that the Acer C720 Chromebook is now available for purchase online. The $250 Chromebook will also soon be available in stores across the …

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Google Tests New Touch Features In Chrome

Google’s Chrome Canary build, which is used for the testing of new features, now includes new touch features, such as slide-to-navigate and the ability to swipe left or right for back/forward while browsing the web. The Verge reports: Pinch-to-zoom also appears to be something Google is experimenting with too, thanks to an “enable pinch scale” option in the Chrome Canary …

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Google Announces New Nexus 7, Chromecast

Last week, it was revealed that Google would be hosting a breakfast this morning with Sundar Pichai. It was assumed that he would spend the morning talking about Android and perhaps a new Nexus 7. He and other Googlers did that, but they also announced what amounts to a refresh of last year’s Nexus Q. Pichai kicked off the event …

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Google Answers Your Questions About Its New Blink Rendering Engine

After years of Chrome running on the WebKit rendering engine, Google announced earlier this week that it was moving to its own rendering engine. The new engine, named Blink, is a fork of WebKit, and will apparently not affect Web developers that much as Google transitions to the new engine. That being said, developers are going to have questions, and …

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Google Begins Work On Chrome’s New Rendering Engine

WebKit has been powering Google’s Chrome Web browser since its launch in 2008. Google says that “its flexibility, performance, and thoughtful design” made it an obvious choice for Chrome when it launched, but the modern Web and modern Chrome require something different. That something different is Blink. Google announced that it’s developing Blink, a fork of WebKit that will become …

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Chrome OS Beta Gets A Meaty Update

Has the Chromebook Pixel convinced you to finally pick up one of Google’s Web centric laptops? If so, you might want to jump onto the Chrome OS beta channel to get the latest features before anybody else. The latest Chrome OS beta contains a number of new features, enhancements and bug fixes. Here’s the full list: Pepper Flash updated to …

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Chrome OS Code Hints That Chromebook Pixel Is Real

The Internet lit up last week as rumors of a new, more powerful Chromebook began to disseminate after a leaked video showed off a product called the Chromebook Pixel. It was touted as a super high resolution Chromebook that rivals Apple’s own retina display MacBooks. At the time, we didn’t know if it was real or not, but some of …

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Google Chromebook Pixel Revealed In Leaked Video [Rumor]

The Chromebooks of today aren’t exactly cutting edge. The budget notebook PCs are intended to bring the power of the Web to as many people as possible through affordable hardware. That all may be changing in the future if a leaked video is to believed. Android Authority nabbed a fascinating teaser video that references a new Google project called the …

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HP Enters Chromebook Market With The Pavilion 14

It may have taken a few years, but Google’s Chromebook is finally taking off as a valid alternative to the traditional Windows laptop and MacBook. That means more OEMs are starting to make them with HP being the latest to join the fray. HP announced the Pavilion 14 Chromebook this morning as part of its “multiOS approach to offer customers …

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