Chromebook

Google Pixelbook tablet “Nocturne” leaked by Brydge

Google Pixelbook tablet “Nocturne” leaked by Brydge

Who needs secret insider sources when you’ve got accessory makers who seem to be too excited to stay silent. That is often true for smartphones but it seems Chrome OS now has a similar problem. Brydge, who makes Bluetooth keyboards for iPads, has just “accidentally” put up images of its upcoming keyboard for the upcoming new Google Pixelbook Chromebook. But if that weren’t enough, Brydge was kind enough to provide images showing what this “Nocturne” tablet would look like.

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Google Family Link adds much-needed teen Android management

Google Family Link adds much-needed teen Android management

Last year, Google launched a new app called Family Link for Parents. This app introduced a number of parental controls for parents of children using Android devices, allowing them to see things like their child's device activity, manage in-app purchases, and set limits on screen time. Today, Family Link is getting a rather interesting expansion, as Google says that parents will soon be able to use it to monitor their teens' devices as well.

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Pixelbook 2 leaks in ads pre-Google event

Pixelbook 2 leaks in ads pre-Google event

Today we're taking a peek at a collection of new Chromebook Pixel and/or Pixelbook leaks with different sized displays. In these leaks, a few different industrial design elements are in play. Two different Pixelbooks appear, and a video seems to show a third. Either there's one new device, two new devices, or no new devices, and Google's having a laugh at us.

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Pixel 3 event official: Made by Google

Pixel 3 event official: Made by Google

The Pixel 3 event is officially set for October, and we're headed to New York to bring you the business. At said event we can expect the Pixel 3 as well as the Pixel 3 XL, both devices that've likely taken what's been delivered in the last couple of years to a new level. We'll also likely see some form of Google Home device or another, and maybe even something along the lines of Chrome OS Chromebook, or something like that.

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Lenovo’s Yoga Chromebook is a Google Pixelbook killer

Lenovo’s Yoga Chromebook is a Google Pixelbook killer

Chromebooks may have colonized the entry-level of the notebook market, but Google's Pixelbook showed there was space for premium models, and Lenovo is looking to join the party. The new Yoga Chromebook is the PC-maker's first premium Chrome OS machine, with a sleek all-aluminum chassis and a near-edgeless touchscreen.

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Lenovo C330 and S330 Chromebooks get flexible on a budget

Lenovo C330 and S330 Chromebooks get flexible on a budget

At their most charming, Chromebooks are light, affordable, and long-lasting, and that's just what Lenovo is offering with the new C330 Chromebook and S330 Chromebook. Making their debut at IFA 2018 today, the pair of Chrome OS laptops each offer 10 hours of battery life, but with a choice of form-factors.

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Acer Chromebook 514 packs twin USB-C for $350

Acer Chromebook 514 packs twin USB-C for $350

Acer has a new Chrome OS laptop to play with, and if you've been eyeing the Pixelbook but quailing at the price, the Acer Chromebook 514 might fit the bill. Unveiled at IFA 2018 today, the silver ultraportable has a 14-inch Full HD display and up to 12 hours of battery life.

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New Dell Inspiron welcomes first premium Chromebook to the family

New Dell Inspiron welcomes first premium Chromebook to the family

IFA is just around the corner but some aren’t going to wait any longer to flaunt their new wears. Getting the ball rolling, Dell is unveiling nearly a dozen new products across its entire range. While most of them are upgrades to existing models, there is one particular notebook that’s a complete newcomer to the bunch. Joining Dell’s line of premium Inspiron notebooks is the new Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1, the first premium Chrome OS device from Dell.

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Chromebook Linux support: not everyone’s invited to the party

Chromebook Linux support: not everyone’s invited to the party

If you’ve been holding on to your three- or four-year-old Chromebook hoping to give it a new lease on life with exciting new features, you might not want to hold your breath anymore. Support for Linux software, one of the biggest things to happen for Chrome OS next to Android app support, is coming soon but it won’t be coming to all Chromebooks, mostly those launched in 2015. It won’t even come to Google’s first high-end device, the Chromebook Pixel.

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Chromebook “cheza” to have large 3:2 detachable screen

Chromebook “cheza” to have large 3:2 detachable screen

Once largely panned for being glorified browsers in netbook clothing, Chromebooks are becoming one of the most interesting devices in the computing market today. On the software front, you have Android and Linux apps and, just maybe, even Windows 10 dual booting. On the hardware side, you’re getting new form factors that are threatening to make Android tablets obsolete. There are still some new Chromebooks on the way, including the first one powered by Qualcomm’s latest processor and may come with a large, square-ish detachable design.

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Chromebook Campfire could make or break Chrome OS with Windows 10

Chromebook Campfire could make or break Chrome OS with Windows 10

There's an "Alt OS mode" coming to Chrome OS on Chromebooks, and it seems that it'll be activated soon. In the code mix is the name Campfire, what can only be described as a clever call-out to Apple computers' Boot Camp. That part of an Apple Computer allows the user to run Windows if they do so choose - making the MacBook appear to be the dominant figure in the relationship. Now Google's considering the same thing, but for Chrome OS.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 priced up to give Google’s Pixelbook competition

Acer Chromebook Spin 13 priced up to give Google’s Pixelbook competition

Acer has priced up its latest Chrome OS notebooks, with the Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 headed to the US and Canada in September. The two notebooks, running Google's cloud-centric OS, will be targeting a more premium segment of the market than some of Acer's other Chromebook hardware.

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