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Google teams with FIDO’s U2F USB Security Key

Google teams with FIDO’s U2F USB Security Key

The Security Key is not something you probably have in your pocket right this minute. It’s a newer sort of verification system made in partnership with the FIDO Alliance, now working with Google and Google Chrome for an added layer of security for Google websites. With this system you’ll never need worry about being scammed by a website pretending to be Google - not even once. You will need an official U2F Security Key to make it all work to Google's satisfaction.

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Report: new Chrome OS boss means “Android is the future”

Report: new Chrome OS boss means “Android is the future”

When Chrome boss Sundar Pichai took over the reigns of Android in addition to his normal duties, the synergy between the two programs began inside Google. Overseeing Google’s two major platforms requires a lot of support, and The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Pichai has appointed Android engineer Hiroshi Lockheimer to head up the engineering team for Chrome. His focus is said to be Chrome OS, which makes its home on several computers as a lightweight, web-based operating system.

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Samsung Chromebook 2 packs Intel chip for entry-level

Samsung Chromebook 2 packs Intel chip for entry-level

Samsung has launched a new version of its Chromebook 2, an 11.6-inch notebook running Google's Chrome OS and powered by an Intel processor rather than one of the South Korean's own Exynos ARM chips. The new notebook will drop at under $250, challenging low-cost Windows laptops in the process, while battery life will be a healthy nine hours according to Samsung's estimates. On the outside, meanwhile, there's a faux-leather finish which is likely to prove divisive among Chromebook buyers.

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Hangouts has new look, voice calling for desktop

Hangouts has new look, voice calling for desktop

Google is rolling out a new Hangouts app today, meant to keep your desktop less cluttered while still letting you chat with whoever you need to. With the update, you can work on projects without having the annoying boxes to deal with. Messages come and go like conversations might, tucking neatly back under the icon. It’s a new look for Hangouts on the desktop, but borrows heavily from a mobile app some love to hate. Google also skipped over a key demographic this time around.

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Photoshop heads (streaming) to Chromebooks

Photoshop heads (streaming) to Chromebooks

Google appears to have scored a rather significant hit with the cloud computing universe as they team with Adobe for streaming Photoshop. In the near future, users will be able to work with a full (streamed) version of Photoshop from their Chromebooks with Chrome OS, utilizing the full power of non-local computing and the web.

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ARChon runs Android apps on any platform via Chrome browser

ARChon runs Android apps on any platform via Chrome browser

So you can officially run four Android apps on Chrome OS, and unofficially a bit more than that. But what if you don't have a Chromebook or a way to run Chrome OS yourself? Well, now there's a way for you to run Android apps too in your desktop, depending on the apps you use and your patience.

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Chrome OS tool lets you run (almost) any Android app

Chrome OS tool lets you run (almost) any Android app

Can't wait to get your favorite Android app running on Chrome OS? Wait no longer as a new tool has been developed that will let you install Android apps on your Chromebook. The downside? You need to be really dedicated to the idea because the process isn't exactly easy.

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Chromebook lending kiosks coming to US colleges

Chromebook lending kiosks coming to US colleges

College students at select universities across the US will be able to borrow Chromebooks for up to three days via the Chromebook Lending Library. The lending library will be in the form of a kiosk, and will be initially coming to a dozen universities, with more slated for the future.

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Android apps are now running on Chrome OS

Android apps are now running on Chrome OS

Everyone is going cross-platform these days. Microsoft’s Windows is (by and large) Windows, regardless of what device you use it on. Apple’s handshake deal between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite keeps things separate but friendly, and now google is getting into the mix. The fist round of Android apps running on Chrome OS are live, with heavy-hitters like Evernote leading the charge.

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Lenovo N20P Chromebook Review

Lenovo N20P Chromebook Review

Lenovo's new ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook isn't the company's only Chrome OS machine, and latest to the batch is its new N20P Chromebook. Unlike the 11e, the N20P isn't styled after the company's famous all-black ThinkPad notebooks, instead sporting a smooth gray body and lid. What we ultimately get is a Chromebook quite a bit thinner than the aforementioned model, and no less powerful. Read the full SlashGear Review for all the details.

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Google releases demo of LastPass/1Password competitor

Google releases demo of LastPass/1Password competitor

Built in to Chrome in the newest experimental build you’ll find a password generator that may make the creators of 1Password and LastPass sit on the edges of their seats. While we must assume that those services will be far ahead of Google’s effort at the start, outpacing the competition is nothing Google is a stranger to.

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Dell Chromebox for Meetings launches with 4K output

Dell Chromebox for Meetings launches with 4K output

On September 26, Dell will begin shipping its new Chromebox , a Chrome OS PC joining the company's Chromebox for Meetings kit that is being targeted at businesses and business users, though no doubt any Chrome OS enthusiast could find uses for it. The device is, like many Chromeboxes, small and square shaped, bringing with it 4K video output among other things.

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