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Pixelbook and 'Nami' Chromebooks the First To Get Linux GPU Acceleration in Project Crostini

Kevin C. Tofel, writing for About Chromebooks: I've been following the bug report that tracks progress on adding GPU acceleration for the Linux container in Chrome OS and there's good news today. The first two Chrome OS boards should now, or very soon, be able to try GPU hardware acceleration with the new startup parameter found last month. The bug report says the -enable-gpu argument was added to the Eve and Nami boards. There's only one Eve and that's the Pixelbook. Nami is used on a number ...
Tags: Tech, Chromebook, Gpu, Dell Inspiron, Acer Chromebook, Kevin C Tofel, Lenovo Yoga Chromebook

Chromebook 13 vs. Google Pixelbook: Acer model takes on the king

Acer's Chromebook 13 is throwing tons of speed at the Chrome OS market, to go with a midrange build and traditional clamshell design. Is that enough to challenge the Google Pixelbook? The post Chromebook 13 vs. Google Pixelbook: Acer model takes on the king appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Acer Chromebook 13 vs. Google Pixelbook

Acer's Chromebook 13 is throwing tons of speed at the Chrome OS market, to go with a midrange build and traditional clamshell design. Is that enough to challenge the Google Pixelbook? The post Acer Chromebook 13 vs. Google Pixelbook appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Chromebook, Computing, Acer, Chromebooks, Chromebook 13, Acer Chromebook, Google Pixelbook

From Samsung to HP, here are the best cheap Chromebook deals right now

Whether you want a compact laptop to enjoy some entertainment on the go, or you need a no-nonsense machine for school or work, we've smoked out the best cheap Chromebook deals -- from full-sized laptops to 2-in-1 convertibles -- with most ringing in at less than $250. The post From Samsung to HP, here are the best cheap Chromebook deals right now appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, Samsung, Trends, Chromebook, Computing, Chromebooks, Laptops, best Chromebook deals, cheap Chromebooks

How To Install Cinnamon Desktop On A Chromebook With Crouton

Crouton used to have a target which allowed easy Cinnamon installation, but that's no longer available. Installing Cinnamon desktop on a Chromebook using Crouton is still possible, and this article guides you through this process (using Ubuntu as a base).
Tags: Chromebook, Linux, Ubuntu

Renee Moilanen: The weight of the world on our kid’s shoulders

As much as I support the idea of children walking to school, I cringe every time my third-grade son hefts his gargantuan bookbag onto his shoulders and trudges hunchbacked toward campus. Loaded up with his required laptop, lunchbox and textbooks, my son’s bookbag weighs 14 pounds. That’s nearly 25 percent of his body weight, a hefty addition on his half-mile trek to school, which is – I swear I’m not exaggerating – uphill both ways. If I had to haul an extra 30 pounds on my back to get to work, ...
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Don’t Bother With USB-C Headphones (For Now)

The headphone jack is fast disappearing from high-end phones and even bigger devices like the new iPad Pro. So it’s time to head out and get a decent pair of USB-C headphones, right? Not so fast. Unlike the accommodating analog port that’s been around for decades, getting audio out of a USB-C port alone requires a little digital finagling. And that’s a problem, because digital formats are more complex, and all too often incompatible. While there are a few sets of headphones on the market w...
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The Best Starter Apps for New Chromebook Users

Despite its browser beginnings, Chrome OS is a bonafide desktop platform, complete with snapping windows, a file system, and keyboard shortcuts. As a new Chromebook user, you can also take advantage of the vast majority of Chrome extensions, Android apps, and Linux apps. (With a bit of finagling, you can even run some…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Productivity, Chromebook, Lifehacks, Laptop

Acer’s New Chromebook is Cheap, Big, And One of the First to Run an AMD Processor

At CES 2019 Acer took the wraps off a new Chromebook, and it’s one of the first to use an AMD processor. Like so many of the company’s other Chromebooks, it’s an entry-level model. At first blush, there isn’t really anything remarkable about the Chromebook 315, but a quick peek under the hood reveals its AMD A-Series processor. While that chip on its own is nothing to write home about, its inclusion in a Chromebook is, since most Chromebooks use either Intel or ARM-based silicon. Acer makes the...
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HP Spectre X360 15 with AMOLED display, refreshed Omen 15 laptops and AMD-powered Chromebook 14 announced

HP has announced a revamped version of the current generation x360 15 convertible laptop that comes with a 15.6-inch AMOLED display since the display is key hardware for the laptop, it is a significant upgrade. Apart from this, the company has also announced upgrades to OMEN 15 gaming laptops with NVIDIA’s next-generation GeForce GPU and introduced Chromebook 14 at the CES.  The AMOLED panel offers very bright and accurate colors, a very high contrast ratio, wide horizontal viewing angles, de...
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Acer's Chromebook 315 Is a Lot of Laptop for Just $280

If the only thing you care about is finding the most laptop for your money, Acer’s new Chromebook 315 might be exactly what you need.Read more...
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The good news and bad news of HP’s new AMD Chromebook

Good news: HP made an AMD Chromebook. Bad news: It uses an old chipset. Meet the new HP Chromebook 14. This is one of the first Chromebooks powered by an AMD processor. But don’t get too excited. This isn’t the AMD-powered Chromebook a lot of people were waiting for. This Chromebook is powered by a really old AMD chipset. Traditionally, Chromebooks use Intel chips. But in the summer of 2018, word spread that Chromebooks would eventually be offered with Qualcomm and AMD chips — both offering u...
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HP’s new Chromebook 14 comes with AMD inside, instead of Intel

In a first for the ever-growing Chromebook market, HP is launching a new Chromebook 14, with AMD processors inside, bringing more flavor to its expanding portfolio of Chromebooks.  The post HP’s new Chromebook 14 comes with AMD inside, instead of Intel appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The best games for the Chromebook

Chromebooks aren't great for gaming, but there are a few titles that most machines can run. There's a surprisingly diverse crowd that includes role-playing games, action side-scrollers, and puzzlers. The post The best games for the Chromebook appeared first on Digital Trends.
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ASUS Chromebook C204 and C403, Chromebook Flip C214 convertible and CT100 Chromebook tablet announced

ASUS has announced the Chromebook Education series which includes the Chromebook C204, the ASUS Chromebook C403, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 convertible, and the ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100. The new series features durability, spill- and tamper-resistant keyboards and all-around rubber bumpers. The ASUS Chromebook C204, ASUS Chromebook Flip C214, ASUS Chromebook C403, and ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100 boast similar specs. The C204 is the successor to the ASUS Chromebook C202. It sports a...
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I can blog, stream video, and surf the web from anywhere with this compact $215 laptop

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Tablets and other mobile devices are extremely convenient when you want to visit your favorite website or stream video, but they don’t compare to laptops when it comes to getting real work done. The Acer Chromebook 11 doesn’t compare to the computing power of MacBooks or the Dell XPS, but it can run several programs at once allowing...
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Upcoming Chrome OS Feature Secures USB Ports When The Device Is Locked

Chromebooks are inherently secure machines—they’re essentially impervious to viruses and similar threats found on other machines. The one primary weakness is a physical one, but Google is making moves to fix that, too. There’s a malicious USB tool called a Rubber Ducky that emulates a keyboard and has the capability of injecting up to 1000 keystrokes per minute onto any machine which it’s inserted. As long as a would-be wrongdoer has physical access to your computer, all they need to do is inse...
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New Chrome OS Feature Blocks USBs on Locked Chromebooks

Locking your computer when you step away is good, but it’s not failsafe—if you’ve watched any movie or TV shows with hackers, you know anyone with a malicious USB stick can compromise your device. But Chrome OS will reportedly help safeguard against these sorts of attacks on Chromebooks with a new feature called…Read more...
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Acer Chromebook 11 Laptop Giveaway

* Congrats  to Jessica Wurtz in Saskatchewan for winning our last Acer Chromebook giveaway that ended Dec 27, 2018 . Not a review, just a giveaway featuring Acer Chromebook!  – jaden Best Value Chromebook As the best value 11.6″ Chromebook – the Acer Chromebook 11 ($189.00)  has everything you need. The fast wireless connection keeps you closer than ever, no matter where life takes you. Long-lasting battery life gives you all day to run your favorite Google apps or access your photos, vide...
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Google may start using SD cards to give Chromebooks more storage

It is looking as though Chromebooks might soon get support for Android's adoptable storage via SD cards, allowing consumers to expand on the available internal memory on their systems. The post Google may start using SD cards to give Chromebooks more storage appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Trends, Chromebook, Computing, Chromebooks

The Best USB-C Hubs For Your Chromebook

With Chromebooks getting thinner and thinner, most of the port selection is narrowing down to just USB-C ports. Thankfully, these aren’t restricted in any way, and you can plug in your current accessories with one of these great hubs! One issue with USB-C ports on Windows laptops is that manufacturers may not allow for all of the capabilities. You could see USB-C included for data transfer, but the laptop will require a proprietary connector for charging and HDMI for video-out. It’s frustr...
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How to zip and unzip files on a Chromebook

Chromebooks support file compression, though they work a little differently than on Windows or Mac. Here's the step-by-step process to zipping files on a Chromebook, and then unzipping them again for extraction. The post How to zip and unzip files on a Chromebook appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Chromebook, Computing, ChromeOS

Shoppers Drug Mart Canada Boxing Day/Week 2018 Flyer Deals: Save up to 60% off

Shoppers Drug Mart Canada Boxing Day 2018 Flyer is available now! The Boxing Day Sale will be available December 26 and 27, 2018. It includes great offers such as: Wednesday, December 26 and Thursday, December 27 only: Get 25,000 bonus points when you spend $75.00 or more on almost anything in-store (Thursday, December 27 only):  Save 20% off regular priced items for seniors using your PC Optimum card + $10.00 Shoppers card with $50 or more purchase Also, Save up to 60% off select Holiday Ch...
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You’ll soon be able to run Windows and Chrome OS on your Chromebook

Chromebooks may soon have an option for what operating system they run thanks to Google's "dual boot" feature. New Chromium repository commits suggest its development could be further along than we thought. The post You’ll soon be able to run Windows and Chrome OS on your Chromebook appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Windows, Trends, Chromebook, Computing, Dual Boot

Draw a line in the snow: using tech with kids around the holidays

In just a few days, most kids will be out of school for the holiday break. And while you and your family might be building snowmen and hanging out by the fire, the extra free time means your kids will also be spending more time on their devices. I chatted with Stephen Balkham at the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and the two of us came up with some tips for striking a good balance with technology this time of year.Stephen: Start winter vacation with a tech conversationJust like you might ...
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Clippers’ Tobias Harris expands his youth mentoring program to L.A.

PLAYA VISTA — The 25 boys who watched “Creed II” at the Playa Vista Cinemark on Sunday afternoon are going to remember it as basketball movie. That’s because they were there, enjoying a private screening of the film, free popcorn, drinks and candy with Tobias Harris, the Clippers’ forward who this year has expanded his Tobias’ Troops mentoring program to the L.A. area. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. Twelve hours aft...
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No, You Don’t Need Antivirus on a Chromebook

Recently, Malwarebytes announced an antivirus for Chromebooks (through its Android app). But here’s the thing: that’s complete bullshit. You don’t need an antivirus on Chrome OS; I don’t care how they try to sell it. See, Chromebooks (Note: this applies to Chrome OS in general, but for the sake of simplicity we will continue to use the term “Chromebook”) are inherently secure. That’s one of their biggest selling points—they’re impervious to viruses. To put it simply, viruses on Chrome OS don’t ...
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Samsung Chromebook 3 Giveaway

Not a review, just a giveaway from Samsung! – Jaden  Samsung Chromebook 3, 11.6″, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, Chromebook (XE500C13) 11.6 inch ( 1366 x 768), 16:9 Intel Celeron Processor N3060, 1.6 GHz to 2.48 GHz 4 GB Memory. Spill Resistant – Yes Google Chrome system. Brightness: 220 units Everything at your fingertips Built-in security features ensure you’re protected from viruses and malware. No setup or long load times—simply log in with a Google account, and you’re in. Naviga...
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Google’s parental control software Family Link now supports Chromebooks

Since its public debut in fall 2017, Google’s parental control software dubbed Family Link, has been steadily expanding, both in terms of its capabilities and its reach. Today, it’s making the jump beyond smartphones for the first time, with newly added support for Chromebook computers. As on Android devices, parents will now be able to manage their child’s use of a Chromebook – including by setting time limits, managing the apps that can be downloaded, setting content filters, and more. As a Fa...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Apps, Family, Kids, Parents, Children, Tech, Chromebook, Chromebooks, Parental Controls, Family Link