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This Is The Robotic Rig That Google Uses To Test Android Latency

Latency on your phone is annoying. But Google feels your pain — which is why it has this dedicated robotic rig, used to test out hardware and software in order to keep Android and Chrome OS devices zippy.


Unlock Chrome OS With Your Smartphone

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.


Now You Can Buy A Chromebook For Just $US150 (And They're Getting Better)

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 Chromebit Turns Any TV Into A Chrome PC For Under $US100

Google just introduced a whole new kind of Chrome OS computer — a dongle that plugs into any HDMI-equipped display. It’s called a Chromebit, and it isn’t your run-of-the-mill streaming stick. For under $US100, you’re looking at a full computer that plugs right into your TV.


Google's New Chromebook Pixel: Dangerously Close To Buyable

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.


Which Apps Are Running Down Your Chromebook's Battery?

Worried if your Chromebook battery’s going to last until you get back home? The latest version of the Chrome OS Dev channel breaks things down for you by showing how much juice each of your web apps is using. Follow these steps to load up the console and you can easily spot the battery hogs causing you trouble.


The Best Chromebook For Every Need

I basically live in Google’s Chrome web browser. It’s a decision I made to save my sanity when it became part of my job to change laptops every few weeks. No need to back up files that way! But it made me wonder how well I could live with only Chrome — if I could replace my laptop with a Chromebook instead.


Get The Most From Your Chromebook Even When It's Offline

Some folks would have you believe that, without an Internet connection, your spiffy new Chromebook only slightly less useful than the box it came in, but that’s simply not true. They may not be able to match a MacBook’s performance, but these lightweight laptops are far from helpless when the connectivity runs dry. Here’s most everything you can do on a Chromebook without a Wi-Fi signal.


Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Chromebook

Google’s Chrome OS will soon be graced with Adobe’s Creative Suite, starting with streaming access to Photoshop.


Hands-On With Acer's Touchscreen Chromebook

Yesterday, Acer launched the C720P Chromebook in Australia — the first model with an inbuilt touchscreen. Like the recent spate of Windows 8 notebooks, its LED boasts 10-point touch functionality for added “fun and immersion”. Is there actually any point to this feature in Google’s Chrome OS? Apparently, that will largely depend on what developers choose to do with it.


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