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Google launches Santa Tracker extension for Chrome

Google launches Santa Tracker extension for Chrome

It's that time of year when Santa packs his sleigh full and prepares for the longest all-nighter of the year. Per usual, you and your kids will be able to track Santa's whereabouts at noradsanta.org, keeping an eye on where he's at in the world. To make things easier, however, Google has also launch Santa Tracker, an extension for its Chrome browser that features a countdown timer to Christmas.

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Instagram completes Twitter photo cull (but there’s a workaround)

Instagram completes Twitter photo cull (but there’s a workaround)

Instagram has fully pulled the plug on Twitter integration, with photos that late last week showed up poorly cropped or aligned now not appearing in the short messaging services "Cards" gallery system at all. The latest escalation of Instagram's attempt to coax users away from Twitter and onto Instagram profiles, the decision has left many users of both services frustrated, adding as it does another few clicks before photos can be viewed. Meanwhile, Twitter is believed to be readying an Instagram alternative of its own, launching in time for the holidays, while clever developers have cooked up an unofficial way to rejoin the two services.

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Acer C7 Chromebook Review

Acer C7 Chromebook Review

The Acer C7 Chromebook is the most recent addition to the Chromebook universe and one of Google's chosen few to be featured on their very own Chomebook portal. This device sits aside the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook as one of three (the other being a slightly higher-powered Samsung Chromebook 550.) This device reduces the baseline price of a Chromebook in general down to $199 and brings with it a slightly thicker and less MacBook Air-looking solution than Samsung's Series 3 - but where does that extra $50 USD go?

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Acer C7 Chromebook unveiled for $199

Acer C7 Chromebook unveiled for $199

In a move that will certainly have those of you thinking about getting a Chomebook jumping for joy, Acer and Google have announced a new C7 Chromebook for $199. This lovely machine is ready to take on the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook with a price that under-cuts that machine by $50! This machine has an 11.6-inch display and many of the same perks that come with the Samsung machine, starting with 100GB free storage for 2 years on Google Drive.

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Google JAM with Chrome uses Keyboard Cat to demo browser power

Google JAM with Chrome uses Keyboard Cat to demo browser power

Google has launched JAM with Chrome, a new interactive web app intended to further demonstrate why the future of computing is inside the browser, and calling on Keyboard Cat to help demo it. The new toy relies on various HTML5 features to allow four players in different locations to jam together on the same track, choosing from 19 different instruments including drums, electric and acoustic guitars, and synths.

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Google shows Windows 8 users how to easily ditch Bing and IE

Google shows Windows 8 users how to easily ditch Bing and IE

Windows 8 is here at last and, for the most part, we think it's pretty great. However, as with all new Windows installs, Internet Explorer and Bing are both present. Most people would rather leave those two behind and use different browsers and search engines instead, and today we're seeing Google capitalize on that. Google has launched a new "campaign" of sorts to get new Windows 8 owners using both its search engine and Chrome as quickly as possible.

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