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Google Launches Chromebook via Game

Google Launches Chromebook via Game

Google has started the preview launch of the new Chromebook in treasure hunt fashion. With the official launch on June 15, this seek-and-find game must be Google’s pre-launch ramp-up strategy. The game consists of clues, which are links, that take treasure seekers on a journey past technology milestones in history. The first clue was posted today by Product Marketing Manager Azhar Hashem on the official Google Chrome Blog. The clue takes you to a memo written by Tim Berners-Lee about the beginning of the World Wide Web (no offense intended at Al Gore).

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Are Chromebooks the Future of Notebooks?

Are Chromebooks the Future of Notebooks?

Google's keynote yesterday was all about Chrome and, in essence, all about the future of the web. Despite the creative enhancements they are making to the Chrome browser it was the section on Chromebooks and Chrome OS that stood out most to me. Primarily because of the thought that the Chromebook may represent the future of notebooks.

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SlashGear 101: Google Chromebook

SlashGear 101: Google Chromebook

Google I/O 2011 day two was all about the Chromebook, the search giant's play for the notebook market. With Acer and Samsung on hand with the first of the hardware, the Chromebook is the market culmination of the Google Chrome OS project publicly announced back in 2009. So, will subscription-based notebooks float us all away from Windows and OS X and into the cloud? Read on for the full SlashGear 101 rundown.

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Free Chromebook for all 5,000 Google I/O Attendees

Free Chromebook for all 5,000 Google I/O Attendees

As Sundar Pichai explained that Google hoped the entirety of the crowd listening to the second big keynote speech of Google I/O 2011 would help spread the word about Chrome OS, he turned to his podium to pull out no less than a brand-spanking-new Chromebook, explaining that all 5,000 attendees of the conference would be given one for free. Of course they'd not be given one until the device is ready to be placed in their hands, this handout happening further into the summer than yesterday's Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 giveaway.

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Acer Chromebook Announced

Acer Chromebook Announced

At the second Google I/O keynote a duo of Chromebooks were announced. First there was a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook that had two colors and a 3G as well as wifi version, then there's this one: the Acer Chromebook. The devices were detailed just a bit at this event, and we don't have a specific name for the Acer yet. A 12.1 inch display, dual core Intel Atom processor, all-day battery life, 8 second boot, and available for $349 and up. Sound sort of neat? Sounds totally neat. We have all the specs for you after the cut.

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Google Chrome OS “Student package” notebook for $20 tipped imminent

Google Chrome OS “Student package” notebook for $20 tipped imminent

Google IO day two doesn't kick off for another nine hours or so, but it seems the search giant may not have revealed all its secrets in the jam-packed first day. According to a Forbes report quoting an unnamed senior Google exec, the company is readying a Chrome OS based notebook launch which will be positioned as a "student package", offering both hardware and cloud services for $20 per month.

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AI runs Android, Chrome OS, Ubuntu & more on Beagleboard simultaneously [Video]

AI runs Android, Chrome OS, Ubuntu & more on Beagleboard simultaneously [Video]

Last we heard of Always Innovating, the company was talking about its Smart Book hybrid, a combination tablet and netbook, similar in concept to the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. Now they're talking Beagleboard, and more specifically their custom environment, Super-Jumbo, to run Android 2.3, Ubuntu Maverick 10.10, Chrome OS and AI's own AIOS simultaneously on the OMAP3-based 'board.

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