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Here's why analysts think Google may want to 'put the brakes' on Pixelbook innovation (GOOG, GOOGL)

Last week, Business Insider learned that Google had moved dozens of employees out of its laptop and tablet division, scaling back the size of its in-house hardware group. On Tuesday, Ben Bajarin, Principal analyst with Creative Strategies, told Business Insider that the employee cutbacks could mean Google's innovation with Pixelbook — the company's homegrown Chromebook product — is winding down.  “It could be that they feel like the goal of the Pixelbook has done what it needed to do and now i...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Chromebook, Jeff Bezos, Chromebooks, Business Insider, Moorhead, Patrick Moorhead, Milanesi, Ben Bajarin, Bajarin, Creative Strategies, Carolina Milanesi, Pixelbook


Daily News Roundup: New iPads, Crummy Android Antiviruses, and More

A lot happened over the weekend, but the biggest news to start your March 18th, 2019 morning came from Apple with a couple of new iPads. Otherwise, Microsoft released Defender extensions for Chrome and Firefox, and a lot more. Apple News Apple doesn’t generally, you know, do a lot when it comes to announcements and all that—it’s far less busy than, say, Google, for example. But when something hits the scene, it’s always big news. New iPads! Apple announced a new iPad Mini with modern specs a...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Google, Crafts, Microsoft, Samsung, Chromebooks, Canary, Plantronics, Engadget, Xioami, Apple News Apple, Black Shark, Samsung Mobile Press


Using technology to support project-based learning

How can we reduce plastic in our oceans? In today’s classrooms, teachers use project-based learning (or PBL) so that students can come up with potential solutions to real-world problems like this. With PBL, students identify the problem, research a solution and support it with evidence—all while learning valuable skills they’ll use long after graduation. Brainstorming these dynamic solutions can be an exciting and creative challenge for young minds. Technology can help motivate and spark imagina...
Tags: Google, Education, US, Pacific, Chromebooks, Google Photos, Classroom, Pbl, Austin Texas, LMS, Google Forms, G Suite, Google Sites, Science Journal, SXSW EDU, Science Journal Android


Chromebook popularity could prompt another round of Intel CPU shortages

While we await Intel's end-of-year 10nm CPUs, the 14nm ones available right now might end up in short supply if sales of new-generation Chromebooks lead to further imbalances in supply and demand. The post Chromebook popularity could prompt another round of Intel CPU shortages appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Intel, Chromebook, Computing, Chromebooks


Here are the best Chromebook deals available in March 2019

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 -- that won't cost you an arm and a leg. The post Here are the best Chromebook deals available in March 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, Trends, Chromebook, Computing, Chromebooks, Laptops, best Chromebook deals, cheap Chromebooks


Helping developers create more choice for educators

Editor’s note: This week our Google for Education team will be meeting up with educators, developers and EdTech enthusiasts at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas. If you’re attending, join us at the Hilton in Room 406 to talk about the Google for Education Technology Partner Program and learn how to integrate with G Suite for Education and Classroom. Or follow along on Twitter and Facebook for news and updates.As those working in education know, learning is a team sport. Teachers, school staff, administr...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Education, Chromebook, Hilton, Chromebooks, Google Classroom, Sxsw, Classroom, Austin Texas, Google for Education, G Suite, G Suite for Education, SXSW EDU, Google Cloud for Startups, Chromebook App Hub


Find ideas and activities on the new Chromebook App Hub

Editor’s note:This week our Google for Education team will be meeting up with educators, developers, and EdTech enthusiasts at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas. If you’re attending, join us to learn more about building apps for Chromebooks at the Hilton in Room 406. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for news and updates. Teachers:How much time do you spend searching the web to find the perfect app or activity to bring a classroom lesson to life?Curriculum specialists and IT administrators: How mu...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Education, Chromebook, Hilton, Chromebooks, San Antonio, Austin Texas, Dan Amos, Google for Education, SPDC, James Francis, SXSW EDU, Edtechteam, Chromebook App Hub, App Hub


Deal Alert: The HP Chromebook x360 and a Free Google Home Mini for $500

BestBuy Premium Chromebooks are great for work or play. They’re reliable, powerful, and affordable. That’s why BestBuy’s HP x360 deal is so hard to ignore. If you’ve been in the market for a premium Chromebook, now’s your chance to make a move. BestBuy is selling an HP Chromebook x360 for just $500, which is a $100 discount. The 2-in-1 laptop is also bundled with a Google Home Mini, which is a $50 value. There are a lot of low-end Chromebooks on the market but don’t worry, the HP x360 is pr...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Netflix, Chromebook, Chromebooks, Bestbuy, Intel Core, HP Chromebook, Google Home, Google Home Mini, BestBuy Premium Chromebooks


Housing Authority Partners to Offer Free Internet Access

Akron students who live in subsidized housing will be able to access the internet when they're at home under a new initiative. The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority has partnered with Sprint to offer WiFi to residents. Sprint will provide 235 hotspots for AMHA, according to community relations manager Joan Davidson. She said they will specifically target public school children of all ages who have access to Chromebooks. “We know that folks in poverty may not have access to the internet, may n...
Tags: Sprint, Chromebooks, Akron, Davidson, AMHA, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, Gershon Harrell, Housing Authority Partners, Joan Davidson She


Using Google for Education tools to create community at Lundavra Primary

Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Harriet Ogilvie, a teacher at Lundavra Primary School in Fort William, Scotland. Harriet was one of the many teachers who recently joined us at BETT 2019 to share stories about using technology that engages students and transforms learning. Below, Harriet explains how she and other Lundavra teachers help students build communication skills and create online portfolios using G Suite for Education. At Lundavra Primary School, students and teachers encourage par...
Tags: Google, Education, Chromebooks, Classroom, Harriet, Bett, Fort William, Community Cafe, Kirsty, Google Forms, G Suite, Google Sites, Fort William Scotland, Lundavra Primary, Harriet Ogilvie, Lundavra Primary School


The best Chromebook deals available for February 2019

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 -- that won't cost you an arm and a leg. The post The best Chromebook deals available for February 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Here are the best Chromebook deals available in February 2019

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 -- that won't cost you an arm and a leg. The post Here are the best Chromebook deals available in February 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, Trends, Chromebook, Computing, Chromebooks, Laptops, best Chromebook deals, cheap Chromebooks


What To Do When Your Chromebook Reaches the End of Its Life

Chromebooks are great for anyone who uses them: they turn on in an instant, have great battery life, and updating them is a breeze. But, the day will come when your Chromebook stops getting updates from Google. What do you do then? Google is upfront with its update policy: you can see the exact month and year a Chromebook or Chromebox will stop receiving updates. Most Chromebooks still have a long life ahead of them, but Google has started cutting off some of the oldest models already. I...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Crafts, Chromebook, Chromebooks


Deal Alert: Grab the HP Chromebook x360 for Just $450

Have you been fighting the urge to grab a new, modern laptop? Maybe one of those touch screen 2-in-1 devices? Well, now might be the time to go for an HP x360. We’ve spent a lot of time raving about the Chromebook, and why wouldn’t we? Chromebooks are great alternatives to Windows or Apple laptops. They’re powerful, affordable, and reliable. The HP x360 is no exception. It’s a 14″ 2-in-1 touchscreen Chromebook with 8GB of RAM, 64GB of flash storage, and an Intel i3 Processor. That’s more power ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Intel, Netflix, Chromebooks, Bestbuy


Acer Chromebase 24I2 and Chromebase for Meetings 24V2 with 8th Gen Intel Core processor announced

Acer has launched two new Chromebooks; the Acer Chromebase for Meetings 24V2 for effortless video conferencing with Google Hangouts Meet, and the Acer Chromebase 24I2, an all-in-one Chrome device. Both the models are powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core processors, 24-inch Full HD display and a 5MP wide-angle webcam. The Acer Chromebase for Meetings 24V2 is a dedicated all-in-one touchscreen video conferencing system. Acer says that it supports up to 25 callers out of the box through Google Hango...
Tags: Google, Blogging, Acer, Chromebooks, Chromebase, Intel Core, G Suite Business


Google expands Instant Tethering to more Chromebooks and smartphones

Google has announced Instant Tethering will be available on more Chromebooks starting today. Meaning, you can connect to the internet via a paired Android phone’s cellular network connection, as long as tethering is enabled on your mobile data plan. Eliminating the long lengthy procedure which usually takes for tethering, Instant Tethering lets you pair your Android phone with your Chromebook during an initial set-up process, then accessing the internet only takes a single click. When your Ch...
Tags: Google, News, Blogging, Chromebook, Chromebooks, Acer Chromebook, Pixelbooks, Compatible Chromebooks Acer Chromebook


Accessing the web on Chromebooks without a Wi-Fi access point

Chromebooks are built to deliver a consistently fast, easy-to-use and secure experience. And when you’re using a Chromebook, you should be able to access the internet quickly and effortlessly, no matter where you are. But the availability of an internet-enabled Wi-Fi access point isn’t always a guarantee. Starting today, Instant Tethering is available on more Chromebooks—this means that you can connect to the internet via a paired Android phone’s cellular network connection, as long as tethering...
Tags: Chromebook, Chromebooks, Wi Fi, Pixelbooks


Google brings Chrome OS Instant Tethering to more Chromebooks and phones

Tethering your laptop and phone can be a bit of a hassle. Google’s Chrome OS has long offered a solution called Instant Tethering that makes the process automatic, but so far, this only worked for a small set of Google’s own Chromebooks and phones, starting with the Nexus 6. Now Google is officially bringing this feature to a wider range of devices after testing it behind a Chrome OS flag for a few weeks. With this, Instant Tethering is now available on an additional 15 Chromebooks and more t...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Mobile, Tech, Chrome Os, Wireless, Chromebooks


Deal Alert: Acer Chromebook 14 with Protective Sleeve Just $239 Today

We’ve sung the praises of Chromebooks time and time again. A good Chromebook is more secure, easier to use, and less expensive than a Windows or Apple laptop. Here’s your chance to get a great Acer Chromebook at a discounted price. Right now, you can buy the Acer Chromebook 14 with a carrying case for just $239. That’s a solid $60 discount on one of our favorite Chromebooks, and you don’t even have to buy a laptop bag for it. The Acer Chromebook 14 is a fantastic little laptop with a 14″ HD dis...
Tags: Apple, Crafts, Acer, Chromebooks, Acer Chromebook


The best 15-inch laptops for 2019

Whether you're in the market for a mobile workstation or a gaming behemoth, there's probably something in the 15-inch form factor that can fit the bill. Here, we've rounded up the best 15-inch laptops available. The post The best 15-inch laptops for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Computing, Dell, Chromebooks, Laptops, Buying Guides


Adapting to the needs of learners, educators and schools with Chromebooks

Editor’s note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at BETT in London. Visit us at booth C230, where you can demo a range of Chromebooks designed for education, including the brand new Chrome OS tablet. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates.We aim to build products that help educators, school staff and students thrive in and out of the classroom. Ever-evolving education standards and students’ diverse learning needs means teachers need adapt...
Tags: Google, Facebook, London, Education, Chromebook, Chromebooks, Bett, G Suite, G Suite for Education, Texthelp, Google Classroom G Suite, Chromebooks Soundtrap


Choose your own adventure with 13 Google for Education tools

Editor’s note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at BETT in London. Visit us at booth C230, where you can demo a range of Chromebooks designed for education, including the brand new Chrome OS tablet. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates. Power up a Chromebook and watch as it transports students to the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef or a state-of-the-art science lab. It’s like magic, except the magicians are the teachers who inspire...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, England, London, Education, Chromebook, Great Barrier Reef, Arduino, Lenovo, Chromebooks, Stockholm, Classroom, Scholastic, LMS, Bett


Around the world and back with Google for Education

Editor’s note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at BETT in London. Visit us at booth C230, where you can demo a range of Chromebooks designed for education, including the brand new Chrome OS tablet. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates. It started with an idea in 2006: how might teaching and learning improve if we brought Google’s suite of productivity tools to schools? 13 years later, there are 80 million educators and students arou...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Japan, UK, London, Education, Australia, Mexico, Asia Pacific, Dartmouth, New Zealand, Brazil, Google Docs, Canberra, North America


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


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.
Tags: Google, Trends, Chromebook, Computing, Acer, Chromebooks, Chromebook 13, 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


AMD Gets Serious About Chromebooks at CES 2019

An anonymous reader shares a report: AMD's early CES 2019 announcements brought us some updates on its laptop processors, which include a targeted attempt to capture some of the growing cheap Chromebook market, slightly faster mobile Ryzens and a promise to keep everyone's AMD laptop drivers up to date with the latest zero-day game-release optimizations. Sadly, the news didn't include the much-anticipated, high-performance 7-nanometer Navi GPUs or the rumored Ryzen 3000-series desktop CPUs -- ho...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Amd, Gpu, Chromebooks, Navi GPUs


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...
Tags: Science, Ces, Chromebook, Acer, Amd, Chromebooks, Laptops, Consumer Tech, CES 2019, Thats A Pretty Cheap Chromebook, Acer Chromenbook 315, Amd Chromebooks


HP's Newest Chromebooks Are Priced Just Right

As the kids who started out using Chromebooks grow up, the kinds of systems running Chrome OS need to evolve too. So in order to please the increasing number of people who want something more sophisticated out of a modern-day netbook without abandoning the platform’s budget-conscious roots, HP brought the new…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Chrome Os, Chromebooks, CES 2019, HP Chromebooks


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...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Technology, Tech, Hp, Intel, Computer Hardware, Chromebook, Computing, Amd, Chromebooks, Laptops, Qualcomm, Google-chrome, Smartbooks, HP Chromebook