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Oracle wants a new trial after accusing Google of ‘lying,’ now funding an anti-Google group

Lawyers for Oracle allege that Google wasn't entirely truthful about its Android operating system in court. It's requesting a retrial following its loss against the search giant on appeal. Oracle is also funding an anti-Google group.
Computing

You can now unlock Chrome OS with nothing more than a PIN

A new developer update lets you unlock your Chrome OS with nothing more than a PIN. "This will definitely come in handy for touch devices," wrote Google employee Francois Beaufort in a Google+ post.
Mobile

Intriguing details emerge about Fuchsia OS, Google’s latest project

Details have emerged about a new operating system Google's developers are working on dubbed Fuchsia OS, It could either be something new, or the long-rumored merger of Android and Chrome OS.
Computing

Was Android Device Manager accidentally enabled in Android-supporting Chromebooks?

Several Android-supporting Chromebooks using a version of Chrome OS in the beta channel supposedly support Android Device Manager, which may be accidental. The OS already has a geolocation feature for IT managers in the enterprise sector.
Computing

No Internet? No Problem! How to use Chrome OS offline

Google's application suite is incredibly useful, sure, but did you know you can use a host of Google apps offline in Chrome OS? Here's how, so you can keep up your productivity even when an internet connection is nowhere to be found.
Computing

Two more Chromebooks have Google Play support thanks to an update in the developer channel

Google unleashed an update in the developer channel enabling Google Play apps to run on the Chromebook Pixel 2015 and Acer Chromebook R11, following last month's Asus Chromebook Flip update. Right now, Android app support appears a little…
Computing

Asus Flip Chromebook successor could boast Skylake CPU

A system codenamed "Cave" that is referenced in the source code of Google's Chromium is thought to refer to a successor to the Asus Flip Chromebook that was released just last year.
Computing

New HP Chromebook boasts touchscreen for use with Android apps

Google is currently working hard to permit Chrome OS to be compatible with Android apps, and now HP has unveiled a system that is designed to take full advantage of that functionality.
Computing

How to manage Chrome OS notifications

Notifications from both extensions and websites are available on Chromebooks, but managing them takes a bit of digging. Here's how you can customize your notifications in Chrome OS.
Computing

Google confirms: Chrome OS is getting Android apps and the Play Store

The Google Play Store -- and almost all its Android apps -- is coming to Chrome OS, Google's confirmed. It'll speak on the integration at a 2016 I/O development session later this week.
Computing

HP built one of the nicest Chromebooks we've ever seen for $500

HP is out with a new Chromebook, and this one was designed in collaboration with Google. The 13.3-inch IPS display has a resolution of up to 3,200 x 1,800 pixels. Other features include Core M processors and USB Type-C.
Computing

Chromebook for Work, liquid-cooled 2-in-1 steal the show at Acer’s New York PC refresh

Acer went all-in on the PC at a NYC event, refreshing a broad swatch of its line-up. The new hardware includes the first Chromebook for Work and a fanless 2-in-1 with liquid cooling.