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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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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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