Google knows who I want to email before I email them. It knows what I want to type before I type it. It even knows where I want to drive to before I drive. So it was only a matter of time before Google figured out what I wanted to write with my pen before I finished my pen stroke. And now Google's showing off this newest feat of machine learning in Samsung's next major Chrome OS laptops: The Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro.
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Samsung may have been forced to recall the Note7, but that doesn't mean the company is just going to roll over and let the explosion memes kill it. There are other products coming down the line, like TVs, smartwatches and the inevitable Galaxy S8. According to a leak over the weekend, there might also be a sweet Chromebook in Samsung's future.
Android apps have arrived on Chrome OS. Right now they can be run on three Chromebook models, a number that will increase during the rest of 2016 and into the start of 2017 (Google has a full list). To save you the wait, we got hold of an Asus Chromebook Flip to show you how the Android experience works on a Chromebook.
Chromebooks are on the up and up. If you're using a laptop running Google's lightweight, web-based Chrome OS software, there are a bunch of hidden tricks you might not be aware of, from safely giving others access to your Chromebook to getting the newest features for the OS before anyone else. Here are 10 tips for becoming an expert Chromebook user.
Chromebooks may have started life as very basic laptops that were useless without an internet connection, but they have become more powerful and more useful with each passing year. Now, not only is it possible to run Linux on your Chromebook, you can access the operating system through a browser window.
When Chrome OS first appeared, it was practically useless without an internet connection. Now, an offline Chromebook is no longer the functionless brick it once was because there are dozens of web apps with offline capabilities. Here's everything you can do today on Chrome OS without online access.
Eager to try out Chrome OS, but not ready to ditch Windows entirely? Thanks to the latest software package from Neverware, you can have both. By installing the company's CloudReady software, you can turn your Windows laptop into a Chromebook, and it's also possible to set up a dual-boot system using both operating systems.
There are really good Chromebooks out there if you know where to look, and HP has made some very solid — if very cheap — options. Sadly their plastic clamshell Chromebooks still felt low budget in the face of quality devices like the Asus Chromebook Flip. But a new HP Chromebook shrugs off the failures of the past and looks towards a hopefully higher quality future.
In recent weeks you might've heard all about Cortana's integration with Windows 10, enabling you to run web searches, check your diary and toggle system settings by chatting to your computer. A similar kind of functionality is available on Chrome OS, with more comprehensive features on the way.
If you've picked up a Chromebook (or Chromebox), you'll know you don't get very much in the way of local storage — the system is designed for the cloud after all. Still, there are times when saving files locally is a good idea (watching movies offline for example) and you want to manage those handful of gigabytes effectively. Here's how.
There are many limitations to Chrome OS, but seen from another angle its lack of bells and whistles is what makes it so appealing. It's also a place where Google goes to test out some of its more forward-thinking ideas, including today's topic: The ability to unlock a Chromebook with your Android smartphone. Here's how it's done.
Five years ago, Google CEO Eric Schmidt proclaimed that laptops would become disposable. We're nearly there. Starting today, you can buy a new Chromebook for just $US150 — the cheapest price ever. And this spring, there's a $US250 Chromebook coming that looks pretty incredible.
Google's original Chromebook Pixel was a beautiful, wonderful laptop. It was also absurdly expensive — so pricey that it became a tech nerd joke. Now Google's following it up with the Pixel 2, and surprise: it's better, cheaper, and dangerously close to buyable.