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Chrome extensions on Windows to get Web Store requirement in January

Chrome extensions on Windows to get Web Store requirement in January

Windows users are no stranger to malware of various sorts, though the infection rate has decreased in some ways over the years. As with all browsers, Chrome is vulnerable to infections by those who take advantage of lax extensions security, with users installing (or in some cases, having installed without consent) malicious extensions. Google has announced a new change to put an end to this.

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HP Chromebook 11 Review

HP Chromebook 11 Review

Following the Acer C720, which we recently reviewed, HP has brought its own new Chrome OS-harboring laptop to the market, the Chromebook 11. Unlike some of the other Chromebooks that are available, HP has elected to aim its focus on the design aspect of its offering, bringing to market a small laptop that in some ways resembles an older MacBook, adding a splash of color and the ability to charge from a standard smartphone charger into the mix. With this design-centric focus comes a slightly higher price tag than competing Chromebooks, being priced at $279 USD while the new Acer C720 is priced at $249. Read on for our full SlashGear review to see whether the Chromebook meets its premium pricing.

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Tesla Model S will get Android emulator and Chrome browser

Tesla Model S will get Android emulator and Chrome browser

At a conference in Germany today, Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk has revealed some upcoming plans for the auto maker's popular Model S: an Android emulator and Chrome browser. This will work alongside the car's snazzy capacitive touch-based dashboard control system, swapping out the current browser for Google's offering and opening up possibilities for developers.

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Google Chrome and Chromebooks score Supervised Users beta feature

Google Chrome and Chromebooks score Supervised Users beta feature

Chrome and Chromebooks are on the cusp of having parental controls, with Google unveiling a new feature called "Supervised Users" today. The functionality gives parents and others the ability to limit Chrome with things like SafeSearch filtering, website blocking, and more. The feature is currently available to those in the beta channel.

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uProxy introduced as part of Google’s “free expression tools”

uProxy introduced as part of Google’s “free expression tools”

Earlier today, we detailed Google's Project Shield, one of three new "free expression tools" it has introduced. Alongside this is another called uProxy, which is a browser extension that essentially works as a peer-to-peer proxy between friends or mutual users who want more privacy or need to bypass country restrictions, such as a firewall.

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LG ChromeDesk, ChromeStation, ChromeOne coming soon with Chrome OS

LG ChromeDesk, ChromeStation, ChromeOne coming soon with Chrome OS

It would appear that the folks at LG have decided that their venture into the Google universe with Android was lucrative enough that they'll be pushing in to the other quickly rising OS from the company: Chrome. Three trademarks have been filed for recently by LG, each of them appearing with the brand Chrome in their name, each of them inside a category that would suggest hardware is about to pop up. These devices go by the names LG ChromeDesk, LG ChromeStation, and LG ChromeOne.

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Google Chrome on Windows XP put on life support until April 2015

Google Chrome on Windows XP put on life support until April 2015

As they say, all things, even the good ones, eventually come to an end. Next year, we will finally bid farewell to Windows XP, which so far has managed to hold on to its dear life far longer than it was supposed to. Google, however, will not be so quick on abandoning the operating system and will continue to support its Chrome web browser on Windows XP for at least another year.

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HP Chromebook14 appears with three cool color options

HP Chromebook14 appears with three cool color options

The slightly more powerful of the two HP Chrome OS machines is making another appearance today with Intel 4th generation Core technology (Haswell) and three lovely tones for its exterior. You'll find this Chromebook14 coming in Snow White, Ocean Turquoise, and Peach Coral right out the gate. This machine works with a 14-inch diagonal BrightView HD display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution as well.

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HP Chromebook11 official: back in the Google game with color

HP Chromebook11 official: back in the Google game with color

This week the folks at HP have had a couple of leaks of a device that's obviously exciting enough to chat about in secret - now made official in the HP Chromebook11. This device takes on Chrome OS in a colorful manner, coating the outside and bottom half of the inside in a shiny white plastic and the accents in black or one of several brightly colored tones: blue, green, red/pink, or yellow. This Chromebook takes on the estimated street price of $279.99 USD, too, so it's certainly ready to do battle with the rest of the Chromebook universe right out the gate.

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Chrome for Android beta gains web apps with “Install to Homescreen”

Chrome for Android beta gains web apps with “Install to Homescreen”

If you're the type of person who is following along with Google's development of Chrome in all its forms - mobile, web browser, and operating system, you'll be excited to see the Android iteration getting web app integration in Beta form this week. Starting with version number 31, Android's iteration of Chrome in Beta will allow full-screen apps to appear without seeing the everyday average surroundings of the Chrome browser itself. These apps can also be bookmarked as icons on the homescreens of an Android smartphone or tablet.

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Chromebooks now being utilized by 22% of K-12 US school districts

Chromebooks now being utilized by 22% of K-12 US school districts

Google's Chromebooks are now being used in 22-percent of all K through 12 school districts in the United States, according to Google's Vice President of Product Management for Chromebook Caesar Sengupta. Likewise, Chromebooks now represent 3-percent of the back to school PC market share, having achieved that figure in a one year time span, something the VP is reportedly happy with.

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Google launches a new Chrome browser for iOS 7

Google launches a new Chrome browser for iOS 7

With the launch of Apple's new iOS 7 operating system, Google has announced the launch of a new version of its Chrome browser specifically for users of the new Apple OS. Google says on the Chrome Blog that users will notice the new design for Chrome on iOS 7 including improvements to the full-screen experience for iPad users.

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