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Is this how Microsoft plans to challenge Google’s Chromebook?

Is this how Microsoft plans to challenge Google’s Chromebook?

Why do people buy Chromebooks? Lots of reasons, really, but price is a huge consideration. Chromebooks are rapidly picking up where PCs have fallen behind, but the Windows platform may be mounting a comeback of sorts. A newly discovered $200 HP-made Windows laptop might just be the shot over Google’s bow Microsoft has been looking for.

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Chromebooks get more useful with Elementary OS Beta

Chromebooks get more useful with Elementary OS Beta

Not that a Chromebook isn’t in itself useful enough for the masses, but the team behind the Linux-based operating system Elementary OS are aiming to make functionality easy. Using an installation format called "ChromeeOS", users will be able to boot into either Chrome OS or Elementary OS whenever they like.

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Acer Chromebook 13 packs Tegra K1 for 13hr battery

Acer Chromebook 13 packs Tegra K1 for 13hr battery

Chrome OS may just have reached its tipping point. Acer and NVIDIA have partnered on the Acer Chromebook 13, wrapping the Tegra K1 in a fanless 13-inch chassis, with the promise of up to 13 hours battery life and hitherto-unseen performance at a sub-$300 price. I caught up with NVIDIA to find out why the Chromebook 13 might be the most intriguing model since Google’s own Pixel.

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‘Project Athena’ aims to revamp Chrome OS

‘Project Athena’ aims to revamp Chrome OS

Material Design is Google’s new path forward for Android, but it might also be making its way to Chrome OS. A screenshot of an OS redesign called ‘Project Athena’, shared by Chrome evangelist Francois Beaufort, hints at some very mobile features coming to the desktop.

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Dell’s Chromebook is so popular, it stopped selling them

Dell’s Chromebook is so popular, it stopped selling them

Chromebooks are popular — and if you doubt that, just ask Dell. The computer manufacturer has halted sales of their 11-inch Chromebook, all because demand was too high. Still available for educational purposes, the average consumer is out of luck for a while.

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Google: Chrome apps must work offline by end of year

Google: Chrome apps must work offline by end of year

Chrome apps are easy to use, but you might have an issue or two with your sin the near future. Google has changed their apps program for Chrome a touch recently, blocking all apps downloaded outside of the Web Store. Now the company is depreciating legacy packaged apps, which might be what you’re using when you open up a Chrome app.

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Chromebooks score Google Play for Education

Chromebooks score Google Play for Education

Google has been targeting the educational market with its Chromebooks since their early days, and the latest move in this is the addition of Google Play for Education. With Education, teachers can better interact with students for providing teaching materials.

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Android apps on a Chromebook?! You bet

Android apps on a Chromebook?! You bet

Chrome is one of those Google services you don’t think much about. Chromebooks are one of the easiest ways to consume as much Chrome as possible, but at I/O we found out that it might be a new way to consume Android as well. With Chromebooks, it’s going to be possible to run Android apps on Chrome OS in the near future.

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Chromebook Pixel LTE owners get data credit from Google

Chromebook Pixel LTE owners get data credit from Google

Yesterday, it came to light that the Chromebook Pixel LTE was having its free data shut off. The Verizon service users were promised for two years was being shut off after 12 months. Google has responded, offering users a credit for their trouble.

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Verizon ends data for Chromebook Pixel, Google covers up

Verizon ends data for Chromebook Pixel, Google covers up

Chromebook Pixel owners who purchased the LTE model did so with the implicit understanding they’d get two years of LTE data from Verizon the day they activated the data plan. A year in, those customers are seeing their free data vanish. Verizon and Google have conflicting impressions of what has been going on, with Google taking steps to cover their tracks on the matter.

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Offline Chromebook Google Play movies enabled

Offline Chromebook Google Play movies enabled

Google has delivered offline playback for Google Play multimedia on Chromebooks, with a new version of the app allowing local caching of movies and TV shows. The functionality, promised at Google and Intel's Chrome OS event last month, further cuts the ties of Chromebooks from their original always-on requirement.

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Chromebooks coming to nine new countries

Chromebooks coming to nine new countries

In a poem written to the world, Google has announced Chromebooks will become available for nine new regions. Across the world, Google is bringing their popular desktop-gone-mobile platform to more users. Unfortunately, Google didn’t provide a timeframe for when these new countries might be seeing Chromebooks.

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