All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Chromebook’

Microsoft Office 365 Personal Launches Today

In another bold move to increase its market-share and win back its customer base, Microsoft has released a new installment of its most famous Office product. Prior to today, Microsoft had limited its Office products to two categories – a $9.99 per month / $99.99 per year Office 365 Home Premium option and Office Online. Now, consumers are presented with …

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Chromebook Owners Get Free Google Music Trial

Google is offering a 60-day free trial of its Google Music All Access, which normally costs users $9.99 per month, to Chromebook users, the company announced via its Google+ page Monday. A new post on the company’s Google+ page states: “Listen up! We’ve got a special offer for select Chromebook owners — now you can try All Access, Google Play’s …

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Microsoft’s Latest Scroogled Ad Sets Its Sights On The Chromebook

I thought Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign couldn’t get any more bizarre when it unveiled official Scroogled merchandise last week. Turns out I was wrong. Microsoft released its latest Scroogled ad this week targeting Google’s line of Chromebook computers, and it brought Rick from Pawn Stars along for the ride. The basic gist of the ad is that Chromebooks are not a …

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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 Announces New Chromebooks For The Holidays

The Chromebook has had a successful year thanks in part to how affordable Google’s notebooks are. It’s hard to argue against a $199 notebook that can do almost everything you would normally do on the Web. Now Google and its partners are ready to continue that momentum with all new Chromebooks. Google and Intel announced on Wednesday that its manufacturing …

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Asus to Release a Chromebook This Year [RUMOR]

With notebook shipments falling along with the rest of the PC market, PC manufacturers are not looking to smaller PCs and tablets to shore up business. Chromebooks, which are generally small and inexpensive are one of the only segments of the PC market that are actually seeing growth. With these facts in mind, it’s not surprising that PC manufacturer Asus …

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Smaller Notebook Shipments on the Rise

The traditional PC market is in decline. That much is clear after a disappointing holiday season in 2012, PC shipments in the first quarter of 2013 fell even harder. As smartphone and tablet manufacturers continue to expand into developing markets, the demand for PCs and notebook computers has fallen, as reflected in shipment numbers for the latest quarter. A new …

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Chromebooks Are Seeing Growth In A Stagnant PC Industry

It’s hard to resist the allure of Google’s Chromebook. For those just looking for a cheap Internet machine, Google’s sub-$300 laptops are hard to beat. That unmatched value is helping Chromebooks succeed in a market that’s been defined by nothing but declining sales the past few years. The NPD says that Google’s Chromebook has now gained 20 to 25 percent …

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Android Notebooks May Be Coming Later This Year [Rumor]

In mid-March, Andy Rubin stepped down as head of Android to start a “new chapter” at Google. In his place, Google appointed Chrome OS head Sundar Pichai. This led to some thinking that the Android and Chrome OS would cross pollinate, but Google has said the two products will remain separate. The software behind Chrome OS and Android may remain …

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LTE Chromebook Pixel Ships On April 8

In late February, Google launched the Chromebook Pixel to reviews praising the hardware, but criticizing its $1,300 price tag and lack of software. Still, the Pixel certainly has a market, and some may be waiting for the LTE version of Google’s new flagship Chromebook to launch. The good news is that you won’t have to wait much longer. On the …

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Chromebooks Are Now Available In Six More Countries

Chromebooks are slowly making their way around the world as Google introduces more consumers to its idea of what personal computing should look like. Now consumers, schools and businesses in six more countries can take advantage of the affordable computing provided by Chromebook. Google announced today that Chromebooks are now available for purchase in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and …

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Samsung Chromebook Gets HTML5 Netflix Streaming

For the longest time, Chromebooks were denied the simple pleasure of streaming content from Netflix. This is because Netflix’ streaming service is powered by Microsoft’s Silverlight software, which is not available on Chrome OS. To get around this, Google worked with Netflix and Microsoft to get a version of Netflix running on at least one Chromebook. Google announced today that …

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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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Google Makes Chromebook Pixel Official, Costs $1,299

Last month, a leaked video teased that Google was working on something called Chromebook Pixel. It was reportedly a high-powered Chromebook with a 2560×1700 display that would rival Apple’s own retina display MacBooks. Now Google has made it officially known that the Chromebook Pixel is a reality. The Chromebook Pixel is similar to what we saw last month in the …

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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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Google Offers $99 Chromebooks To Classrooms For Christmas

The holidays are all about giving and self-sacrifice. You wouldn’t know that by watching the relentless consumer culture line up outside Best Buys and beat up old ladies on their way to the latest gadgets on Black Friday. There is, however, still some good in the world with Google making an effort to support classrooms. Google announced today that it’s …

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Self-Branded Google Chromebooks May Be In Our Future [Report]

The Nexus line of hardware was a major turning point for Google. The search giant and software developer finally made a splash in hardware production. A new report from this morning indicates that Google may also be getting more involved its first foray into hardware – the Chromebook. The China Times reports that Google has ordered the components for a …

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Acer And Google Unveil An Even Cheaper Chromebook

Google began to aggressively pursue its Chromebook business again last month with a $250 Chromebook from Samsung. At the time, Google said that the new cheap notebook was for everyone. The $250 price tag may have been a bit too much for some, however, as Google has partnered with Acer to bring an even cheaper Chromebook to the masses. Google …

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Google Has A New Cheap Chromebook For Your Consideration

The Chromebook was Google’s valiant attempt at pushing the Web as the next great operating system. It didn’t work out that well for them, but that could be attributed to the fact that tablets and smartphones are far more popular than laptops. Well, Google is going to try it again with a new Chromebook that has one distinct advantage over …

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Google Launches Chromebook Rental Program

If you run a business and are looking to supply your fleet with personal computers, Google hopes that a new program will send you their way. Today, the company is announcing a new Chromebook rental program, which will allow organizations to rent the devices for just $30 a month. “Imagine you’re setting up shop for a local political campaign and …

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Google Celebrates National Teachers’ Day

Cristin Frodella, a group marketing manager for Google Education, revealed today how Google Education is celebrating National Teachers’ Day. Over at the Google Official Blog, Frodella shared two YouTube videos that demonstrate the difference good teachers (in combination with Google services and products, of course) can make in students’ lives. The first video tells the story of a North Carolina …

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Google’s Chromebooks For Education A Success So Far

This may finally be the year when classroom’s get a major technology upgrade. Apple’s already had success with their iPad-optimized textbooks and now Google’s announced their huge success with providing Chromebooks in order to bring classrooms into the 21st Century. At a keynote address yesterday in Orlando, FL, Rajen Sheth, Google Group Manager, talked about the success of Google’s Chromebooks …

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Google, Virgin America Gives Fliers Free Chromebooks

The lustre of traveling via airplane has been lost in the past few years. Paying to check bags is a pain, you’re lucky if you even get those generic salty peanuts during the flight (and if you do, I’m sure you’ll have to swap your left or right incisor to acquire the peanuts), the TSA grope-a-thon, the seats haven’t gotten …

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Google Introduces Rapping Santa With ‘Santa Search It’

Sometimes, as a conveyor of news, during your research, you come across things that defy personal description. Sure, others may be able to voice their reactions, but, for some reason, words may fail the person trying to relay the message. However, it is our job to endeavor on, and with that, let us discuss Google’s video “Santa Search It!” While …

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