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Amazon Bans Bad USB Type-C Cables

Everyone knows about USB cables. Used for everything from transferring important information from one device to another to charging your devices, they are seen everywhere and the USB Type-C Cables are no exception. Some people were…

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CTL Reveals Rugged Flip Convertible Chromebook

CTL has revealed its J5 Rugged Convertible Chromebook, and just like its name suggests, this device was designed with durability in mind. That’s why it features a drop-resistant body as well as a splash-resistant keyboard, which makes it…

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Bounty for Chromebook Hack Doubled to $100,000

Many companies seek to outsource the finding of vulnerabilities in their products to external hackers, offering monetary rewards in exchange for details on successful hacks that they can fix. In a show that should both display…

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The True Cost of Using USB-C Cables

Remember the story of a Google engineer who declared war on USB-C cables that failed to meet specifications? His continuing battle took a turn so grim even he was surprised at how dangerous it had become.…

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Dell Unveils 13-Inch Chromebook Featuring Full-HD Display

Dell has expanded its Chromebook line-up to include a 13-inch 1920×1080 model and signifies a significant step up from the Chromebook 11. The Chromebook 13 comes in a wide range of specifications and allows you to choose between…

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Google Reveals Chromebit, the Chrome OS Computer in an HDMI Dongle

Google is entering the HDMI stick computer market with the Chromebit. It made the announcement in a blog post about its growing range of Chromebook devices which, like the Chromebit, run Google’s proprietary Chrome operating system.…

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Lenovo Rolls Out N21 Chromebook

The rumoured N21 Chrome book is here at last! Looking at its specs, the N21 appears to come with a 11.6-inch display, Intel’s Celeron N2840 Bay Trail CPU, 16GB storage space and up to 4GB of RAM.…

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Android Phones Will Feature USB Type-C in the near Future

The new USB Type-C seems to be getting a lot of appreciation on the market for mobile devices. Google is said to already have included the technology in its Chromebook Pixel series and is now looking…

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MediaTek Wants to Get under the Hood of Chromebooks

MediaTek wants to take Intel’s place in Chromebooks and expand its reach beyond Android-powered smartphones and tablets. Up until now, MediaTek has been the leading chip manufacturer for Android devices. Kevin Jou, vice president and chief…

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Google Developing new Chromebook Pixel

Google’s Chromebook equivalent of the Nexus phones, the Pixel, is apparently due to for an update. The ‘showcase’ device designed to show off the potential of the Chrome OS, was first introduced over two years ago.…

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You Can Now Unlock Your Chromebook With Your Android Phone

Google has just released Smart Lock – it basically turns your Android phone into one of those fancy ‘walk up’ keys for cars, but instead for your Chromebook. Yes, being in close proximity to your Chromebook will…

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15.6-Inch Chromebook Unveiled by Acer

After a strong showing for Chromebooks – the family of netbooks that carry Google’s Chrome operating system – over the recent Holiday season, Acer has announced the release of a new Chromebook with a 15.6-inch screen,…

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Chrome OS Now Supports Running Linux in a Window

If you wanted to show off that Chrome OS-powered device of yours, now you can; you can run Linux in window. How special! Google evangelist François Beaufort posted on Google+ that with the help of the…

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Google to Introduce Always-On Voice Commands to Chromebooks

Google voice search has been available on Android smartphones and tablets for a while, and the company is now introducing the function to its Chromebook laptops as an ‘always-on’ function. Included with the latest Chrome OSbuild, the…

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Get 1TB Free Google Drive Storage with Every Chromebook Purchase

Google Chromebook has limited on-board storage by design – it’s an entry-level, stripped-down netbook, running the lightweight Chrome operating system, designed to be easy to use, run, and maintain, functioning mainly as a portal to the…

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Toshiba Announces New Chromebook with 1080p Display

Still on the fence about picking up a Chromebook? Toshiba today announced that it’s refreshing its Chromebook lineup for 2014. Starting at $250 -the new “Chromebook 2” model will feature a 1080p display, 16GB of speedy flash storage,…

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Nvidia’s Tegra K1 Coming To HP’s Chromebook 14

Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor has already hit the market with Nvidia’s Shield Tablet and Xiaomi’s MiPad and according to the latest reports it will now start arriving with Chromebooks. HP’s Chromebook 14 is set to be the…

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Chromebooks to Hit Sales of 5.2 Million by End of 2014

Chromebooks are getting big, their popularity is increasing, especially within the educational areas, their cost is attracting schools everywhere to replace the expensive IT rooms we all used to use. People who buy a Chromebook aren’t…

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Microsoft Planning New Sub $250 Notebooks – Wants To Beat Chromebooks

It isn’t a secret that Microsoft is not fond of Google’s Chromebooks. They are one of the things Microsoft has attacked Google for in its scroogled campaign. However, up until recently Microsoft hasn’t been able to…

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MediaTek To Enter Chromebook Market, Others Could Follow

Chromebooks have currently hit a pricing “brick wall” of around $200, you’ll be hard pushed to find anything cheaper than that based on current hardware solutions: but that could all be about to change. Enter MediaTek,…

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First Intel Core i3 Powered Chromebook Launched by Acer

Acer has just announced its release of the first 4th Generation Intel Core i3 CPU-powered chromebook, having it be the first company to release a chromebook device with similar performance ratios. The company has stated that…

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Acer Chromebook 11 Coming With Bay Trail – Cheap Haswells Running Out?

A month ago we brought you the news that Intel had been subsidising the use of its Haswell Celeron CPUs inside Chromebooks from major vendors like Acer, Samsung, and so on. We also revealed that this…

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Rumour: Tegra K1 Equipped Acer CB5 Chromebook Spotted

With Intel and Samsung dominating much of the Chromebook market, there hasn’t been a lot of options out there for those who want something a little different, at least until now. The new Acer CB5 Chromebook…

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Intel Has Been Subsidising Chromebooks, Now It’s Going To Stop

If you’ve ever wondered why Intel-based Chromebooks have been so cheap over the past year then you may be fairly surprised, or maybe unsurprised, to know it has been because Intel was subsidising them. For anyone…

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Octa-Core Exynos-based Chromebook To Be Released In 2014 By Samsung

Samsung Electronics is said to release a Chromebook equipped with its Exynos 5 Octa 5420 next year, according to an article from Business Korea. It is a successor to the Exynos 5250 Chromebook that hit the…

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World’s First Chrome OS All-in-One Revealed By LG

LG Electronics has become the first company to announce an all-in-one PC based on Google’s Chrome OS cloud-powered operating system, a platform more normally associated with ultra-portable laptops. Based on Linux, Chrome OS eschews the traditional…

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Homeless Man Being Taught Coding Since August Launches His First App, Trees For Cars

You have probably heard about the homeless guy named Leo Grand and programmer Patrick McConlogue offering him a choice between $100 and 16 free coding lessons. Grand, homeless since 2011 after losing his job at insurance…