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Chrome OS 76 introduces new features for work and even for play

Chrome OS 76 introduces new features for work and even for play

Considering its release schedule, Chrome OS doesn't get as much media buzz for each new version that gets rolled out. That doesn't make those releases any less substantial. In fact, the latest Chrome OS version 76 is one of the most notable ones, introducing much-needed features to turn the platform into a more proper competitor to the Windows and Macs. But more than just productivity features, Chromebook users can also be more productive in their entertainment activities.

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Lenovo has three new Chromebooks coming soon

Lenovo has three new Chromebooks coming soon

Much of the attention in the tech industry has been lavished on smartphones, despite what market analysts claim to be a slowly shrinking market. Other devices just aren't cutting it, especially Android tablets. For a time, it seemed that Google's Chrome OS was on the road to a huge resurgence but then things went silent again. Despite that, Google's hardware partners are still keeping the faith and Lenovo in particular seems to have three new Chromebooks that may be ready to break cover soon.

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Chrome OS USB iPhone tethering is in the pipeline

Chrome OS USB iPhone tethering is in the pipeline

Chrome OS is adding support for USB tethering for iPhone, a small detail which could make for a big reduction in headaches when it comes to getting your Chromebook online. The new functionality should come as a relief for those Chrome OS users who haven't paired their machine with an Android phone, and thus don't get to use Instant Tethering.

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Install Windows on a Chromebook in 2019: Campfire dead, what still works?

Install Windows on a Chromebook in 2019: Campfire dead, what still works?

Early indications on Google developer code commits suggest that the early Project Campfire dual-boot solution are dead. They'll be winding down the program immediately. Now it's time to speak about what we'll be able to run instead. We begin with one very helpful sort of keyword: Chrulrabook.

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Android Q update may hit Chromebooks before your phone

Android Q update may hit Chromebooks before your phone

If you've got a smartphone that you didn't buy in the last several months, you might not get the Android Q update before your best buddy's chromebook. One reason this is a distinct possibility is the nature of the update process. Because Google takes a big part in creating each new version of Android, but does not own every phone manufacturer, there are steps in place between here and there.

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HP Chromebook 15 2019: Finally, the age of couch apps is here

HP Chromebook 15 2019: Finally, the age of couch apps is here

So you'd like to see another Chromebook, would you? Today HP's got a new Chromebook with a 15-inch display that FHD and works with touch. FHD is "full-HD", aka 1080p, which means it has 1920 x 1080 pixels across its full 15.6-inches (diagonally) touchscreen display. This bit rolls with 8th gen Intel Core i processors, up to 128GB SSD, and dual speakers with B&O branding (tuning).

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Acer 2019 notebooks and Chromebooks revealed in all flavors

Acer 2019 notebooks and Chromebooks revealed in all flavors

Acer showed a collection of PCs this week and a whole load of newly empowered notebooks (or laptops, if you prefer) - plus a couple of new Chromebooks for good measure. These machines look a lot like they did in their otherwise most-recent iterations, with most changes happening under the hood. Included in the mix were the Acer Chromebook 715, Chromebook 714, TravelMate P6, Spin 3 (with stylus!), Aspire 1, Aspire 3, Aspire 5, and Aspire 7.

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Google Pixel Slate successor still coming

Google Pixel Slate successor still coming

Google is known for making products that they practically abandon after one or two iterations. Sometimes they don't even reach store shelves at all. With the company's downsizing of its projects and teams working on laptops and products, there was some speculation that Google was, in effect, deprecating its Chrome OS line of laptops and tablets. At its Cloud Next 19 conference, however, the company hints that the story is far from over.

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Lenovo 14e Chromebook Enterprise revealed: Durable, sleek, and inexpensive

Lenovo 14e Chromebook Enterprise revealed: Durable, sleek, and inexpensive

Chromebooks have a reputation for being inexpensive and, more often than not, visually lackluster. Lenovo's new 14e Chromebook Enterprise is the exception, sporting a sleek aluminum design alongside the promise of overall durability. Lenovo says its new enterprise Chromebook is suitable for a variety of industries, including everything from manufacturing to educational facilities.

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Acer Chromebase 24I2, Chromebase for Meetings 24V2 try to keep the all-in-one dream alive

Acer Chromebase 24I2, Chromebase for Meetings 24V2 try to keep the all-in-one dream alive

Chrome OS was and always has been designed for use with a keyboard and mouse but its predominant form has been laptops. But just like Android, that has never stopped anyone, be it users or even OEMs, from taking the OS and putting it in other form factors. Many of those Chrome OS devices have all but disappeared but Acer had just announced two new Chromebase all-in-one computers to give the dying breed one last hurrah.

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General Chromebooks enable Instant Connect internet tethering

General Chromebooks enable Instant Connect internet tethering

Assuming your smartphone has the ability to tether to other devices and share internet, your Chromebook might well be able to make use of said ability this week. The most recent update from Chromebooks Product Manager Jesse Johnston gives us the situation - there's need to get on the web on your Chromebook, but there's no local wi-fi. What do you do? You start your smartphone's cellular network connection tethering ability up and you're on your way.

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Chromebook Instant Tether coming to non-Pixel Android phones in Chrome OS 73

Chromebook Instant Tether coming to non-Pixel Android phones in Chrome OS 73

Although some laptops these days are starting to sport SIM card lots for their own connectivity, majority still don’t. That’s true even for more portable 2-in-1s. And while it’s possible to use your phone as a hotspot, the process of tethering isn’t as seamless and quick as just flipping a single switch. Google’s solution, inspired by Apple’s Instant Hotspot, is to implement Instant Tethering between Chrome OS and Pixel or Nexus phones. Now that feature is reportedly becoming available even on phones not made by Google.

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