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Chromebooks Spank Windows

Over the holidays, Microsoft and friends tried to beat back the rise of Chromebooks. They failed. Badly.

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How to DJ Your New Year's Eve Party Using a Chromecast and Google Play Music

Be the expert mixmaster all with a few taps of your phone and Google's streaming dongle.


Amazon's 3 Top-Selling Computers for the Holidays Were... Chromebooks

What shoppers seem to want is a cheap, sub-$300 laptop. Chromebooks fit the bill, but supercheap Windows PCs like HP's Stream are also selling very well.

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How to Set Up Your New Chromebook the Right Way

Follow these tricks for getting yourself up and running with the right apps, settings, and offline tools.


HP Quietly Rolls Out a Touch-Enabled Chromebook 14

Looking for a last-minute gift that doesn't need to get there before Christmas? HP recently introduced a touch-enabled Chromebook that might do the trick.


Review: 6 Business-Class Chromebooks Test Their Mettle

Is a Chromebook for you? Which one? We put top models from Acer, Dell, Google, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba to the test

Chromebooks Make the Grade Among School CIOs

School system CIOs in the U.S. are embracing Chromebooks, delivering a tremendous lift to the platform. But there's a downside, too.

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Chrome for OS X Turns 64-bit, Forsakes Early Intel Macs

Google today released Chrome 39, the company's first 64-bit browser for OS X from its "stable" channel.


What Web? Chromebooks Get Their First Android Apps

Google takes another stab at bringing desktop-style apps to Chromebooks.


Chrome Sings 'When I'm 64' on Windows

Google has released a 64-bit Windows version of Chrome, touting it as a performance and stability improvement over the six-year-old 32-bit edition.

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Chrome Sharps Up, Dumps 1985's Graphics Technology

Google today updated Chrome to version 37, finally abandoning a 29-year-old Windows technology to display fonts.

ThinkPad Yoga 11e Review: A Hidden Chromebook Gem

With its exceptional build quality and outstanding (and flexible) display, Lenovo's new Chromebook is a meaningful notch above the rest.

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10 Best Chrome Apps for Students

As a new school year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about being productive. Chrome offers compelling apps that help you get things done, and they're all right in your browser.

School System CIOs are Sold on Chromebooks

That support is giving Chromebooks a market anchor, with 5.2M expected to be sold this year

Google Ships 64-Bit Chrome for OS X

Releases the browser to its Dev preview channel; follows Windows 64-bit promotion to Beta

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Chromebook Sales Explode in the Workplace

Chromebooks are all the rage among businesses and large institutions looking to buy notebooks.

15 Chrome OS Productivity Apps That Work Offline

Chromebooks are lightweight, inexpensive and efficient -- in other words, great for business travel. But can these cloud-based laptops operate when you're off Wi-Fi? Sure they can -- here are 15 productivity apps that can work with...

Google Axes All Chrome Extensions Outside of Chrome Web Store

Google announced today that long-standing plans to unify the distribution of Chrome extensions for Windows users under its own Chrome Web Store have come to fruition, locking out extensions being distributed elsewhere on the Web.

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