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Acer C7 Chromebook Review

Acer C7 Chromebook Review

The Acer C7 Chromebook is the most recent addition to the Chromebook universe and one of Google's chosen few to be featured on their very own Chomebook portal. This device sits aside the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook as one of three (the other being a slightly higher-powered Samsung Chromebook 550.) This device reduces the baseline price of a Chromebook in general down to $199 and brings with it a slightly thicker and less MacBook Air-looking solution than Samsung's Series 3 - but where does that extra $50 USD go?

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Opera 12.10 released for high definition displays

Opera 12.10 released for high definition displays

Those of you waiting for the web browser known as Opera to join us here in the future - the future that includes "Retina" and otherwise high-definition displays galore - now is your day in the sun. Here we've got Opera 12.10, a version that takes on "support for high-DPI screens" in its extensions framework, complete with tightened extension security as well as several new APIs as well. This update also includes Fullscreen API for video, games, and web browsing - great for your brand new Microsoft Surface tablet, of course.

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Microsoft officially informed by EC of failure to comply with browser commitment

Microsoft officially informed by EC of failure to comply with browser commitment

Microsoft got in hot water with the European Commission back in 2009 for failing to offer users of the Windows operating system of choice when it came to the web browser used. The solution by Microsoft was to offer European users the browser ballot screen. The screen serves to both inform Windows users that other browsers were available and to allow them to easily install those browsers. Update: Microsoft statement after the cut.

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Samsung Chromebook available now in Google Play online store at $249

Samsung Chromebook available now in Google Play online store at $249

The newest entry in Google's family of low-priced devices running their own home-grown software has appeared in their Google Play online store - enter the Samsung Chromebook (series 3) for just $249. We have our own Samsung Series 3 Chromebook review for you to take a peek at with full details on how this little beast is about to take the student world by storm. By the looks of it though, it's not just students that Google hopes to be swallowing up here with the price-floor-busting Chromebook: it's "FOR EVERYONE."

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Should I buy a $249 Chromebook for school?

Should I buy a $249 Chromebook for school?

If you're asking yourself if the brand new $249 Samsung Chromebook is going to get you through the school year, you'll want to know a few details on how this device actually functions. First of all, it may look surprisingly like a MacBook Air, but it's not a full-fledged system in the way you're used to - this device isn't made for massive video editing and it's certainly not ready for any big-name gaming adventures. What it is made for is web-based action - and lots of it.

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MSN portal takes giant Windows 8 touchscreen cue

MSN portal takes giant Windows 8 touchscreen cue

If you're a Windows user who makes MSN their homepage on the regular, you'll be glad to hear that they'll be getting a giant re-design optimized for the touchscreen environment this Autumn. This change comes at the same time as Windows 8 is released, with a jump-off date of October 26th in the mix. This update brings Windows 8 and Windows RT users using Internet Explorer 10 the chance to keep their touchscreen-usefulness at its hight.

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Baidu Mobile Browser launches

Baidu Mobile Browser launches

In China, the biggest search engine on the block isn't Google; it's Baidu. Baidu has announced the launch of a mobile browser to compete with UCWeb, Google, and Apple within the country. Mobile browsers are important within China because a huge number of people access the Internet on mobile devices.

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