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Google nixes Flash, embraces HTML5 in Chrome browser

Starting with December's Chrome 55 release, the browser will use HTML5 as its default instead of Flash

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Browser Election 2016: Chrome leads by landslide

Chrome reached a major milestone last month when it was used by more than half of those browsing from a PC.

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Review: Acer Chromebook 14 for Work aims at corporate IT

The Acer Chromebook 14 for Work, which is aimed at corporate IT, gives a strong first impression and doesn't disappoint.

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Facebook takes a swing at Pinterest with Chrome extensions

New Chrome extensions make it easier to save content privately to Facebook and share it publicly, marking the social networking giant encroaching on Pinterest's territory.

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Which browser is best for battery life: We test Edge vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Firefox

It's a power struggle for the age of the web, as we test major browsers in a carefully controlled battery-rundown test. Which one will kill your laptop first? The answer's not as simple as you'd think.

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With Android apps inbound, Google preps a storage manager for Chrome OS

The current methods for managing local storage on a Chromebook suck. Google is fixing that.

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How to install Android apps on Chromebook

Google Play is now officially available on the first Chromebook device, bringing millions of Android apps to the Chrome OS platform. We'll help you get started.

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Invasion of the tabtops: The new hybrid tablets reviewed

The Surface Pro, iPad Pro, Pixel-C, and Galaxy TabPro S all seek to merge the tablet and the laptop, with mixed success

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Skeptics question Android on Chromebooks

Android apps will run unaltered, but developers may also choose to optimize their wares to, for example, offer multiple window sizes.

Why Android on Chrome could have big impact on business

Businesses that have overlooked Chromebooks due to software limitations now have a new reason to reconsider their decisions. Chrome OS devices will soon be able to run Android apps.

Google I/O 2016: Every Android app – really – is coming to Chrome

Google’s bringing its entire Android mobile app library to Chromebooks – the company announced today at its annual I/O developer conference, thanks to an innovative system of containerization.

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Google goes after the enterprise, but at I/O, proof is MIA

Some users and industry analysts attending Google I/O this week said they didn't see evidence of a business focus at the developer conference.

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Google is bringing Android apps to Chromebooks

Google announced Thursday morning that its Play Store will be coming to Chrome OS, the lightweight operating system that powers Chromebook laptops.

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Chromebooks surge past Macs in the U.S. for the first time

Chromebooks outsold Macs in the early months of 2016, according to IDC. But the victory comes with a few caveats.

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9 business-worthy Chrome for Work devices

When you think of the enterprise, you probably think Microsoft, Apple and even Samsung, but probably not Google Chrome. Well, that hasn't stopped Google from releasing a suite of Chrome for Work devices.

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Google’s $999 Chromebook Pixel is no longer for sale

The $999 Chromebook Pixel gets discontinued as snazzy new HP Chromebooks arrive.

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Chrome turns 50 and stands at a crossroads

Google Chrome has done plenty of good for the Web, but its future looks uncertain as it hits version 50.

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4 ways Chrome's Safe Browsing protects you from devious Internet dangers

Google Chrome protects against many threats online. Here's a breakdown of some of the biggest threats.

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