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Toshiba Chromebook 13.3 hands-on

Toshiba Chromebook 13.3 hands-on

With Chromebooks gobbling up more and more of the market, it isn't any wonder we are seeing more and more companies joining the party. The latest, and the first from Toshiba is a 13.3-inch Chromebook with Haswell. This particular model won't be available until sometime in mid-February, however Toshiba has priced it, offered a complete set of specs and has it on display here at CES.

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Acer Chromebook C720P refreshed with 2GB of memory and Moonstone color

Acer Chromebook C720P refreshed with 2GB of memory and Moonstone color

Acer has boosted its Chromebook line with a new configuration option, the C720P-2600. With this refresh of sorts, the laptop will be available next week in Moonstone White, and with the new color will also come a slight increase in memory to 2GB. Beyond that, the laptop remains largely the same as the original model, and will be sold at retailers for $299.99 USD.

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Chrome Web Store policy change cracks down on toolbars

Chrome Web Store policy change cracks down on toolbars

Toolbars are the bane of many who browse the web, particularly when they're unwanted and stealthily applied to one's browser. Once in place, toolbars can slow things down, not to mention appearing messy and taking up valuable screen real estate. The Chrome Web Store has never been a friendly place for toolbars, but that hasn't stopped them entirely from cropping up, and as a result Google has announced an upcoming policy change to further stymie them.

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LG Chromebase puts Chrome OS on a Full HD all-in-one

LG Chromebase puts Chrome OS on a Full HD all-in-one

LG has taken the wraps off the LG Chromebase 22CV241, a new all-in-one desktop running Google's Chrome OS on a 21.5-inch, Full HD display. Running the web-centric platform on Intel's fourth-gen Celeron processor, the Chromebase is seemingly aiming to displace the PC or Mac you might ordinarily put in a kid's room or kitchen, doing everything Windows or OS X might regularly be asked to, but without the maintenance.

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Google Play Movies and Music score Chromecast optimization for playback via the Web

Google Play Movies and Music score Chromecast optimization for playback via the Web

Google has announced a tweak for Chromecast users concerning casting from the Web: Google Play Movies and Music optimization. With this change, those who don't have their smartphone or tablet available can cast their preferred content from either Music or Movies straight from the Web, no issues or hassles to trifle with. One only needs to have the Google Cast extension on their Chrome browser, and the rest is little more than a click away.

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Chrome Apps come to Mac

Chrome Apps come to Mac

Google has announced the release of Chrome Apps for Mac. The platform was initially released in September for Windows and Chrome OS. Chrome Apps work like mobile apps but for the desktop.

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Dell Chromebook 11 official as company’s first Chrome-laden machine

Dell Chromebook 11 official as company’s first Chrome-laden machine

Working with Chrome for their newest notebook device, Dell has revealed their own Chromebook 11. This device works with an 11.6-inch display with edge-to-edge glass up front with full resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. You'll be working with Wi-fi a 802.11 a/b/g/n for quickness in connectivity and two USB 3.0 ports for swiftness in data transfer.

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Chromecast app selection expands with VEVO, Plex, RealPlayer

Chromecast app selection expands with VEVO, Plex, RealPlayer

There's a whole lot of Chromecast going on in the development department this holiday season, with Google pushing forth word of an extra 10 apps coming to the device by the end of this year. Users will be able to take advantage of music videos with VEVO, sports and oddities with Red Bull.TV, music with Songza, and worldwide news content with PostTV from the Washington Post. Then there's RealPlayer, too!

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Google Chrome apps for iOS, Android to debut Jan. 2014

Google Chrome apps for iOS, Android to debut Jan. 2014

Google is developing Chrome apps support for iOS and Android. Chrome apps are Web apps that operate independently and offline. They use HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, as well as Chrome-branded APIs. Currently, Chrome apps are only available for the desktop. But by January they may also be available for mobile devices, if The Next Web's findings today are any indication.

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Chrome “OK Google” extension adds hands-free search

Chrome “OK Google” extension adds hands-free search

Google has released an "OK Google" spoken search extension for Chrome, enabling hands-free queries similar to the functionality offered in Android 4.4 KitKat. The free Google Voice Search Hotword extension builds on the existing support Google search has for spoken terms by adding an always-listening trigger, rather than requiring users to actually click the microphone button.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook made available to Schools

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook made available to Schools

There's a call for Chrome OS in schools - so says Lenovo with their newest device, the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook. This device works with a rugged exterior with a rubber bumper around the top cover as well as "stronger covers" to protect the machine in case of drops during a normal school day. This machine is the newest in an ever-expanding series of Chromebook devices from a wide variety of manufacturers here on the tail end of 2013.

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Google Chrome Beta browser gets noisy tab indicators, other changes

Google Chrome Beta browser gets noisy tab indicators, other changes

The newest Chrome Beta browser build has a new feature that indicates which tab or tabs are playing music or other audio. That way, when you're browsing with multiple tabs open and suddenly hear some guy blabbing about a fabulous new way to make money on the Internet, you can see at a glance which tab it's coming from and shoot it down (or proceed to take him up on his unmissable offer.) This, among other handy little additions to Chrome 32.

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