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Vysor now lets Android mirror remotely, and it’s awesome

Vysor now lets Android mirror remotely, and it’s awesome

Chrome app Vysor now allows users to build their own Android device farm - remotely. Just what you've always wanted. That is assuming you're the sort of person who has a whole bunch of Android phones and tablets and whatnot. Even if you're not, the newest feature on this app allows you to access your Android phone's fully interactive screen via your PC or Mac or Chromebook both through a USB cord remotely and through any computer connected via a shared link. Easy peasy.

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ChromeOS bug halts automatic updates on certain Chromebooks

ChromeOS bug halts automatic updates on certain Chromebooks

When updates come out for a device, it tends to be good practice to install them. This is especially true for firmware updates, as they can sometimes drastically change the operation of the device. Unfortunately, sometimes those updates can backfire, and that's exactly what appears to have happened with certain Chromebooks.

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Apple needs to make a Chromebook

Apple needs to make a Chromebook

Why would Apple consider adopting a hardware and software model similar to Google's ChromeOS for an Apple Chromebook? Would that be absolute madness? Or would Apple be smart to make use of the ecosystems of apps it already has in place in new and interesting ways? We've not yet seen Google's newest move with ChromeOS take shape in the wild, it's clear that there's some real interest in adopting - nay, accepting - apps made for Android coming to a desktop environment. Now is the time when Apple should open the path from mobile to laptop.

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You don’t need a $1,000 Chromebook

You don’t need a $1,000 Chromebook

Yesterday, HP announced the Chromebook 13, a laptop that runs Google's basic ChromeOS. Chromebooks have grown in popularity over the last few years because they can be lightweight, feature good battery life, and won't cost you as much as a similar device that runs Windows of OS X. Which makes me wonder why we're seeing Chromebooks that cost over $1,000.

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Adobe Flash Player’s ransomware vulnerability gets an emergency patch

Adobe Flash Player’s ransomware vulnerability gets an emergency patch

In an announcement that surprises no one, Adobe has released an update to their Flash Player. Updates to Adobe's Flash suite seem to come rather frequently, mostly because new vulnerabilities are continually being found. This time, the bug being patched is one that allows someone to take over your computer and hold your data for ransom.

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Acer Chromebook R11 Review: portable and foldable

Acer Chromebook R11 Review: portable and foldable

Back in September, Acer announced among other things, an update to their Chromebook line. One of the biggest changes to the line was the convertible design of the new Chromebook R11. I've had my hands on one for a little while now, and it's time to give you a closer look at it.

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VLC comes to ChromeOS

VLC comes to ChromeOS

For years, the only player I've needed for my video watching needs is VLC. I've yet to throw a video at it that wouldn't play, and it runs easily on both my Mac and PC. However, today the lightweight media player finally lands on another important OS.

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Acer Chromebook C720 boosts Chrome OS with Intel Core i3

Acer Chromebook C720 boosts Chrome OS with Intel Core i3

Acer is trying to be a trailblazer in the Chromebook market by launching the Chromebook C720. While Chromebooks don't usually inspire awe and wonder, this one just might. This Acer Chromebook boasts of being the first to come with a 4th generation, meaning Haswell, Intel Core i3 CPU, bringing speed and performance to this usually underpowered device line.

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Google I/O 2014 sign-up to be random: June 25-26th in SF

Google I/O 2014 sign-up to be random: June 25-26th in SF

It’s just 126 days until Google I/O 2014, the company’s annual developers conference that’ll once again be taking place at Moscone West (aka the Moscone Center) in San Francisco, California. This event will be largely the same as in past years with a similar setup and subject matter - as far as we know - while the sign-up process will be entirely different.

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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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Google Chromebook Pixel LTE model shipping April 8

Google Chromebook Pixel LTE model shipping April 8

Google announced the Chromebook Pixel late last month, and said that it will begin shipping sometime next month, but no specific release date was disclosed. However, the LTE model of the new laptop looks to have a solid ship date of April 8, according to the product listing on the Google Play store. The entry level model still has yet to display a ship date, however.

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Acer releases new C710-2055 Chromebook

Acer releases new C710-2055 Chromebook

Back in November, we took a look at Acer's $199 C7 Chromebook, which featured entry-level specs that were great for the everyday internet surfer and email checker on a budget, but Acer today announced an updated model that comes with some faster hardware. However, the price tag also saw a bump this time around as well.

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