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Chromium OS adds automatic Google Docs sync

Chromium OS adds automatic Google Docs sync

Good news for the seven of you that own a Chromebook! The latest version of Google’s open source, browser-based operating system, Chromium OS, is now able to automatically sync any files that have been uploaded to Google Docs. Documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, drawings, tables, music, movies, and archives will all be automatically synced to your Chromebook, as long as you’re willing to jump through a few hoops.

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Google Chrome Password Generator tosses logic in the trash

Google Chrome Password Generator tosses logic in the trash

There's a feature coming out in a future version of Chrome (either the browser or the OS or both) which will generate a password for you, one "impossible" for a human to remember, and sync that password across your Chrome account. The reason this method is terrible, I must explain, is that unless this generator also creates a password as long as the system will let it, it's actually just as easy for a machine to crack as one you'd be able to remember on your own, without Chrome's help. This system is made supposedly to keep human password crackers at bay, but the developers at Chrome don't seem to be taking into account that these humans generally don't use their knowledge of you to crack your secrets in the first place.

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Google Chrome web browser updated to reflect mobile release

Google Chrome web browser updated to reflect mobile release

Yesterday we saw the dropping of the first Android-based Chrome browser, made specifically to work with Android devices with version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and higher working on them. Today we're seeing an update of Chrome for desktop computers (the web browser, not the operating system) which integrates the functionality of the mobile release perfectly, including the pre-loading of content amongst many other tinier changes. It's time to adopt Chrome for all your platforms all over again!

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Chrome Beta for Android 4.0 ICS Review

Chrome Beta for Android 4.0 ICS Review

Google has presented its first iteration of the web-centric brand name it uses for both a web browser and an operating system, Chrome, here on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This beta version of the app which now appears mostly to be a web browser is able to work with each other iteration of Chrome you've got open on all devices. It does this with a simple "Devices" interface which shows tabs each browser has open - the rest of the experience is centered around tabs as well, all with the aim of bringing you a speedy and simple internet browsing experience.

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Chrome Beta revealed for Android 4.0 ICS

Chrome Beta revealed for Android 4.0 ICS

Android has been working with a web browser without a name for quite a while now - it's actually called WebKit, but before now they've never had a name-brand browser out of the box: this is all about to change with Google's own Chrome browser, releasing today. Chrome is Google's desktop-based web browser and operating system (there's two Chromes, this one being a sort of mashup between the two) being used by millions of individuals around the world, this release being the Chrome team's first jump into the mobile world. This release is a pre-release sort of situation, as the Beta tag implies, and works for all Android devices with version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and higher installed upon them.

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Samsung Series 3 ChromeBox Desktop hands-on

Samsung Series 3 ChromeBox Desktop hands-on

Google's OS version of the Chrome browser hasn't been seeing a lot of action lately, but Samsung seems to have rekindled its interest here at CES. As one of the original hardware partners for the Chromebooks, Samsung knows what it's doing when it comes to the low-power, high-connectivity hardware. We took a look at the new Samsung Series 3 ChromeBox at their booth, with impressions below.

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HTC Chromebook in pipeline tip sources

HTC Chromebook in pipeline tip sources

HTC is reportedly considering producing a Chromebook using Google's Chrome OS, despite underwhelming sales of Acer and Samsung hardware using the cloud-centric platform. The new HTC - billed as an "internet-access device" - would differ in that the company is apparently looking to "combine the advantages" of Android and Chrome OS, according to DigiTimes' supply chain sources, though it's unclear if that means a dual-boot arrangement or something else.

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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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SlashGear 101: Google Chromebook

SlashGear 101: Google Chromebook

Google I/O 2011 day two was all about the Chromebook, the search giant's play for the notebook market. With Acer and Samsung on hand with the first of the hardware, the Chromebook is the market culmination of the Google Chrome OS project publicly announced back in 2009. So, will subscription-based notebooks float us all away from Windows and OS X and into the cloud? Read on for the full SlashGear 101 rundown.

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