Chromebook

Verizon ends data for Chromebook Pixel, Google covers up

Verizon ends data for Chromebook Pixel, Google covers up

Chromebook Pixel owners who purchased the LTE model did so with the implicit understanding they’d get two years of LTE data from Verizon the day they activated the data plan. A year in, those customers are seeing their free data vanish. Verizon and Google have conflicting impressions of what has been going on, with Google taking steps to cover their tracks on the matter.

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iPhone 6 said to bring 100,000 new employees to Foxconn

iPhone 6 said to bring 100,000 new employees to Foxconn

The iWatch and iPhone 6 are expected to be huge (pun intended), with many analysts considering massive sales on launch. To that, a few known Apple manufacturing partners are said to be ramping up their workforce in a big way. We’ve already heard they’d be bulking up, but not like this.

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Offline Chromebook Google Play movies enabled

Offline Chromebook Google Play movies enabled

Google has delivered offline playback for Google Play multimedia on Chromebooks, with a new version of the app allowing local caching of movies and TV shows. The functionality, promised at Google and Intel's Chrome OS event last month, further cuts the ties of Chromebooks from their original always-on requirement.

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Chromebooks coming to nine new countries

Chromebooks coming to nine new countries

In a poem written to the world, Google has announced Chromebooks will become available for nine new regions. Across the world, Google is bringing their popular desktop-gone-mobile platform to more users. Unfortunately, Google didn’t provide a timeframe for when these new countries might be seeing Chromebooks.

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HP Chromebook 11.6-inch model returns in white and turquoise

HP Chromebook 11.6-inch model returns in white and turquoise

The newest in a surprisingly large line of HP Chromebooks has arrived in white and turquoise. This model looks rather similar to the Pavilion model shown of earlier this year, here coming with a Samsung Exynos 5350 processor and up to 2GB of RAM. The display here is still 11.6-inches and you’ll have optional 3G connectivity as well.

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Asus Chromebook C200 available for pre-order

Asus Chromebook C200 available for pre-order

ASUS's Chromebook C200 has gone up for pre-order priced at the common Chromebook price point of $249 USD. According to the Amazon listing, the laptop will begin shipping on June 26, and with it will come a roster of specifications akin to that of other Chrome OS-toting devices.

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Google patents smartphone/notebook computer duo

Google patents smartphone/notebook computer duo

Google has filed a patent which could spell the end of connected device choices. The patent details a smartphone fitting onto a notebook computer, much as we see with the Asus Padfone. Rather than use all or most of the phone’s hardware to power a computer, this one is meant for another purpose.

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Chromebook support boosted to 5 years

Chromebook support boosted to 5 years

The number of years a company is willing to support a product is an important part of the decision-making process for some, with too little support negating the value of the product. Until now, Google has vowed a minimum 4 years of support for Chrome OS devices, but that will be changing soon.

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HP Chromebook 11 mystery model surfaces

HP Chromebook 11 mystery model surfaces

A Reddit user going by the name "lachlanlikesathing" went to his local electronics store in Australia in search of an HP Chromebook 11. His search turned out to be fruitful in more than one way: he received an HP Chromebook 11, but it seems to be an unannounced model.

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This is Acer’s Core i3 Chromebook

This is Acer’s Core i3 Chromebook

Acer took a "look but don't touch" approach when it revealed it was working on a Core i3 version of the C720 Chromebook back in New York City last month, but was feeling a little more accommodating today alongside Google and Intel. From the outside, as you'd expect, the C720 variant isn't especially different from the Chromebook we reviewed earlier; it's on the inside where things get interesting.

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Intel Education Chromebook hands-on

Intel Education Chromebook hands-on

With Intel’s latest effort in the computing market, they’re making their way into education with a device simply called "Education Chromebook." This is a reference design, so to speak, but it’ll be ready to use this year by students worldwide. Here you’ve got utter simplicity while retaining computing power and an education aim.

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A Chrome OS tablet? Don’t hold your breath

A Chrome OS tablet? Don’t hold your breath

Google is still hedging its bets on Chrome OS tablets, the company has confirmed, delivering touch initially but holding off on introducing new form-factors until it figures out if there's really a demand for them. Speaking during Intel's Chromebook event today, Caesar Sengupta, VP of product management at Google, insisted that the company was still in the "wait and see" stage.

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