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Chromebook Pixel hands-on: does Google tempt the daring?

Chromebook Pixel hands-on: does Google tempt the daring?

Google's brand new Chromebook Pixel wasn't entirely unexpected, but last week they blasted onto the high end laptop scene with the all-new device. With all previous models being aimed primarily at the low end, this Google-made Chromebook looks to change everything. With a stunning 2560 x 1700 HD 'Pixel' display, a powerful Intel Core i5 processor, and a beautiful design is it worth $1,299? Read on for our first impressions.

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The Chromebook Pixel: beautiful vehicle, low-grade gasoline

The Chromebook Pixel: beautiful vehicle, low-grade gasoline

With the Google-made Chromebook Pixel we've got several points that the company hopes will be made right from the start - the first being an erasure of the hardware from our experience. They say this in the "Chromebook Pixel: For What's Next" presentation video provided today at the launch of the product - Andrew Bowers, Group Product Manager on the Chromebook project with Google literally says, "we basically wanted the hardware to disappear." If that's the case, does it really make sense to release the Pixel at all?

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Chromebook Pixel detailed with world’s most HD laptop display

Chromebook Pixel detailed with world’s most HD laptop display

This week the folks at Google have revealed the next step in the evolution of the Chrome operating system: the Chromebook Pixel. This machine works with the highest definition display available on the market for a notebook computer, works with multi-finger touch, and is made for the "power user." As such, this is not your everyday ultra-inexpensive Chromebook. This machine is going to cost you just a bit more than units revealed in the past.

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Is Google’s new Chrome Android a tease for Android apps in the browser?

Is Google’s new Chrome Android a tease for Android apps in the browser?

The new appearance of a chrome Android statue at Google's Mountain View campus has prompted speculation that the company is nearing release of Android app support in the Chrome browser, perhaps for launch at Google IO this May. The shiny statue - snapped here by Googler Paul Wilcox - is interesting because it's not huddling up with the usual Android models, representing each iteration of the smartphone and tablet OS, but in Building 45 across the road.

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Why Google may have never been if not for Nikola Tesla

Why Google may have never been if not for Nikola Tesla

This week Google's own CEO and co-founder spoke about subjects ranging from the company's future with Motorola to the importance of "moon shots" in the tech industry, keying in on how Google's ability to sell the products they make is beyond vital to the market's future. In his conversation with Wired, he revealed first his admiration for Tesla Motors (a company he's invested in since 2006), then how he came to understand the life story of Nikola Tesla (the inventor and all-round excellent fellow), this understanding changing his whole life's path.

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Samsung Chromebox with Intel Core i5 surfaces

Samsung Chromebox with Intel Core i5 surfaces

We'd reported on January 2 that the Series 3 Chromebox had received a design update, with Samsung rolling out a sleeker, rounded-edge model bearing the same specs as its predecessor. Now Samsung has pushed out another Chromebox model, this one running an Intel Core i5 processor in a more sophisticated-looking design. The device is available now for about $400.

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Chrome Beta integrates speech recognition

Chrome Beta integrates speech recognition

While you'll likely be able to speak to and be understood by most of your electronics in the distant future, here in the present Google's Chrome browser updating with a new Web Speech API is still considered a big deal. This feature is coming today to Chrome Beta, that being the perpetually beta pre-final release iteration of the web browser, here bringing speech recognition to any app whose developer wishes to integrate it in-browser.

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