Chromebook

Samsung WiFi-only Chromebook arrives plus 3G price cuts

Samsung WiFi-only Chromebook arrives plus 3G price cuts

Google's Chromebook project hasn't exactly taken the mobile computing world by storm, but the search giant is hoping a software update along with a WiFi-only version of the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 will change that for the holidays. The login process has been streamlined, Google has revealed, along with some tweaks to the New Tab page that should make users feel more at home as well as highlight potential multimedia and gaming.

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Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review

You run your social life in the cloud. You handle your email in the cloud. You might even write your documents, store your music and keep your backups in the cloud. Why not do away with local computing altogether? That's the premise of Google's Chrome OS, relying on just a browser to be your window to the all-purpose web. The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is one of the first notebooks to give Chrome OS a go, in the case of our Three powered machines offering 3G to release you from the WiFi teat, too. Can we really live in the cloud, or are we destined to tumble back to earth with a bump? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Chromebooks get support for Windows via Citrix

Chromebooks get support for Windows via Citrix

If you have a Chromebook and you have wished that you could run Windows on the little rig for software compatibility you will like this news. Chromebooks can now get Windows running on the machine via Citrix virtualization, assuming their company supports Citrix virtualization. A new app has been released recently that will let the Chromebook user runs desktops and applications in the data center via a free client app for businesses that are already running Citrix virtualization.

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Chrome Web Intents borrows Android app handling to beat local software

Chrome Web Intents borrows Android app handling to beat local software

Google is looking to borrow some of Android's browser app integration with the development of Web Intents for Chrome. Intended to connect web apps to the browser and allow online services to integrate in a more streamlined fashion, the Chromium team at Google is working with Mozilla on a standardized API that could end up making web-based software behave more like standalone apps.

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Google Alexander Calder doodle demos HTML5 Canvas

Google Alexander Calder doodle demos HTML5 Canvas

Google's homepage doodles have evolved from mere images to interactive games, toys and gadgets that take advantage of the latest in browser technology, and today's is no different. Marking the 113th birthday of artist Alexander Calder, best known for his carefully balanced "objects" mobiles, the doodle uses complex physics simulations to react to being moved around with your mouse or, if you're viewing it on a device with accelerometers, your physical movement.

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Google Chromebooks to get performance push with Intel chip upgrade

Google Chromebooks to get performance push with Intel chip upgrade

There are several Google Chromebooks on the market right now and they rock netbook spec hardware on the inside. The processor is the Intel Atom N570 and I think most will agree that if you want to do more serious computing on the machines you need a faster processor than that Atom part. Google and Intel are set to put more powerful hardware under the hood of Chromebooks soon according to sources.

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Acer Chromebook AC700 now available to purchase on Amazon

Acer Chromebook AC700 now available to purchase on Amazon

Acer's AC700 Chromebook was announced back in May and went on pre-order a while later. The little netbook was among the first of the Chromebooks to be announced and sounds more than a little interesting. The machine has the typical netbook features that you expect to find in the category today and has a price that is very similar to most netbooks. The machine is called the Acer AC700-1099 Chromebook.

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Google Being Sued Over the Chromebook Name

Google Being Sued Over the Chromebook Name

Google is one of the parties being sued by Salt Lake City based company ISYS Technologies over the rights to the Chromebook name. The court case also attempts to block Amazon.com, Acer, Best Buy, and Samsung from marketing the Chromebooks and selling them later this month. Could this mean the end of the Chromebook as we know it? Will the name be changed at the last minute to the “Chrome U?” We feel rather confident the speedy Chrome OS laptop will still be released, but it is unclear how this case will affect the upcoming launch.

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Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook notebook gets teardown treatment at iFixit

Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook notebook gets teardown treatment at iFixit

You have to be a fan of the gang over at iFixit if you are gadget hound. They take the shiny new toys that we all want and open them up to show us the shiny insides. At the same time the teardown also gives us an indication of how reparable the gear is should we ever need to fix something on our own. It's also cool to see what hardware is used inside. The latest product to get the teardown treatment is the Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook.

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