Chrome OS

Is your Chromebook ill? A simple reset can fix its woes – here’s how

A Chromebook is, basically, a web browser wrapped in a laptop. Imagine the browser part as a juicy hot dog wrapped in the light and fluffy bun that is the hardware. This is the exact opposite of a traditional Windows or OS X laptop, with operating systems that…

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How to add, disable, and remove apps in Chrome OS

Chrome OS may be built around a web browser, but it still supports extensions and locally installed applications. Managing them is thankfully simple, once you know how.

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Discover your Chromebook’s hidden features with these 5 tips

Chrome OS is basically just a web browser in a fancy wrapper, but it has some hidden depths to explore. Here are five tips to help you make the most of it.

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Dell expands its Chromebook line with 13-inch, 1080p option

Building on the success of the Chromebook 11, the Chromebook 13 adds a 1080p display and optional Intel Core i5 CPU, making it one of the most capable Chrome OS systems yet produced.

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Chromebook, say cheese! Here’s how to snap pictures on ChromeOS

ChromeOS has a number of built-in screenshot options and can also be used with Chrome screenshot extensions for added flexibility. You have a lot of options - but how they work isn't immediately obvious.

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Laggy touchscreen? Google’s Chrome TouchBot is here to help

Google's Chrome TouchBot, the product of Finnish design company OptoFidelity, tests Android and Chrome for input lag. It's open source, and Google's actively encouraging tinkering.

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$330 Acer Chromebase coming this summer with 21.5-inch, 1080p display

Acer is bringing an all-in-one Chrome OS computer to market in June with a 21.5-inch touchscreen, 4GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, all for just $330.

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Google has made its Roboto font open source

Google has made Roboto, the default font on Android and Chrome OS, open source, making available anything and everything necessary to modify the sans-serif font to your heart's content.

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Lenovo’s new ThinkCentre Chromebox will have you hotswapping all day

Lenovo's new ThinkCentre Chromebox is sure to turn heads with its small form-factor, lightning quick specs, and modular design which enables it to easily pop into any of Lenovo's new Tiny-in-One base stations.

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Take your Internet to go with our favorite Chromebooks

We've compiled a list of our favorite Chromebooks, systems that combine great battery life, comfortable keyboards, and the performance it takes to run the lightweight Chrome OS.

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Are Chrome OS desktops useful, or toys

Chrome OS is coming to desktops ranging from the $100 Asus Chromebit to HP's powerful Core i7 Chromebox. Are these systems a viable alternative to a Windows PC, or does Google have its head in the clouds?

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Asus announces $100 Chromebit stick PC

Asus and Google plan to appeal to schools and businesses with the Chromebit, a stick PC that will reportedly retail for around $100. It includes a Rockchip quad-core processor and runs Chrome OS.

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Chrome OS now includes Google Now in launcher, providing a customized experience

Google has improved the functionality of its Chrome OS app launcher with the latest beta update, adding a Google Now search bar with cards giving the user information on local weather, traffic and more.

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Acer’s C910 is a 15-inch Chromebook with 1080p display and awesome performance

Acer announced has announced a new Chromebook, the Acer C910. Similar to the Acer Chromebook 15, it will be released in April 2015, and it will include a powerful Core i5 processor.

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Google unveils a well-equipped new Chromebook Pixel, but you probably won’t be interested

Google has refreshed the Pixel with a new chassis, faster hardware and a lower price, but that doesn't mean it's intended for the general public. This is still a niche machine that targets developers and Google enthusiasts.

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