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Google teams with FIDO’s U2F USB Security Key

Google teams with FIDO’s U2F USB Security Key

The Security Key is not something you probably have in your pocket right this minute. It’s a newer sort of verification system made in partnership with the FIDO Alliance, now working with Google and Google Chrome for an added layer of security for Google websites. With this system you’ll never need worry about being scammed by a website pretending to be Google - not even once. You will need an official U2F Security Key to make it all work to Google's satisfaction.

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Report: new Chrome OS boss means “Android is the future”

Report: new Chrome OS boss means “Android is the future”

When Chrome boss Sundar Pichai took over the reigns of Android in addition to his normal duties, the synergy between the two programs began inside Google. Overseeing Google’s two major platforms requires a lot of support, and The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Pichai has appointed Android engineer Hiroshi Lockheimer to head up the engineering team for Chrome. His focus is said to be Chrome OS, which makes its home on several computers as a lightweight, web-based operating system.

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Chromebook lending kiosks coming to US colleges

Chromebook lending kiosks coming to US colleges

College students at select universities across the US will be able to borrow Chromebooks for up to three days via the Chromebook Lending Library. The lending library will be in the form of a kiosk, and will be initially coming to a dozen universities, with more slated for the future.

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Android apps are now running on Chrome OS

Android apps are now running on Chrome OS

Everyone is going cross-platform these days. Microsoft’s Windows is (by and large) Windows, regardless of what device you use it on. Apple’s handshake deal between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite keeps things separate but friendly, and now google is getting into the mix. The fist round of Android apps running on Chrome OS are live, with heavy-hitters like Evernote leading the charge.

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Chrome OS update: Multi-User activated

Chrome OS update: Multi-User activated

Right on time! Right as we’ve published our new Acer Chromebook 13 FHD Review this morning, the newest update to Chrome OS has arrived. This update includes Multi Sign in support, App Info view in the Chrome launcher, and Save to Google Drive in Incognito Mode. You can grab this Chrome OS update right this minute.

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Acer Chromebook 13 FHD Review

Acer Chromebook 13 FHD Review

With the Acer Chomebook 13, the brand summons the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor to stand out from the pack. With high-end processing power the likes of which only otherwise rest inside the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, what else is needed to create the perfect Chromebook? How about one of the finest keyboard we've experienced on a Chromebook as well as a trackpad that would make most Windows notebooks jealous?

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Toshiba Chromebook 2 to come in HD and Full HD models

Toshiba Chromebook 2 to come in HD and Full HD models

Google's Chrome OS is constantly evolving, at times at a very fast pace, so Chromebook makers need to constantly keep up. That is what Toshiba is doing with its next generation of Chromebooks, simply called the Chromebook 2, giving users a wider range of choices, from different screen densities and different colors.

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Acer Chromebox CXI: the tiny business machine

Acer Chromebox CXI: the tiny business machine

There’s a miniature Chromebox coming your way this upcoming season made by Acer. It’s called the Acer Chromebox CXI, and it can work with or without a fancy Acer monitor. You do need some sort of monitor to work with it, and a keyboard, and a mouse.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook Review

Lenovo has expanded its Yoga laptop line to include Google's svelte Chrome OS with the nifty ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook. Though Chromebook to the core, the Yoga 11e is very much a ThinkPad, from the iconic dark design to the familiar keyboard, and that makes for an interesting combination. Unlike some alternative Chromebook options, the Yoga 11e can be transformed into a full tablet mode, and it offers this functionality alongside a sophisticated design, squashing the mental image many conjure at the mention of Chromebook. How does it hold up compared to the competition? Read our full SlashGear review to find out!

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Google Hangouts native Chrome update may look like Chat Heads

Google Hangouts native Chrome update may look like Chat Heads

Watch out, Facebook Messenger lovers, some more circular heads for chatting may be coming your way soon. What we’re seeing this afternoon is a leak of what appears to be an update for Google Chrome, the web browser, which integrates Hangouts for chat natively. That means no more plugins.

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Chromebooks get more useful with Elementary OS Beta

Chromebooks get more useful with Elementary OS Beta

Not that a Chromebook isn’t in itself useful enough for the masses, but the team behind the Linux-based operating system Elementary OS are aiming to make functionality easy. Using an installation format called "ChromeeOS", users will be able to boot into either Chrome OS or Elementary OS whenever they like.

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Dell’s Chromebook is so popular, it stopped selling them

Dell’s Chromebook is so popular, it stopped selling them

Chromebooks are popular — and if you doubt that, just ask Dell. The computer manufacturer has halted sales of their 11-inch Chromebook, all because demand was too high. Still available for educational purposes, the average consumer is out of luck for a while.

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