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Acer this week introduced its new family of Chromebooks that wed performance with portability. The new laptops feature multi-core x86 microprocessors, 14” displays as well as aluminum chassis. Even in its most advanced configuration, the Chromebook 14 costs only $299. Acer traditionally positions its Chromebooks as solutions for students as well as customers on a budget, who need basic computing and do not want to invest a lot. Several years ago, personal computers running Google’s Chrome operating system were considered as cheap alternatives to Windows-based PCs, which is why they used affordable components and could not boast solid performance, despite the lightweight OS. Eventually, such PCs became relatively popular and manufacturers started to use more advanced ingredients, such as IPS displays or microprocessors with higher...

Google Updates Youtube For iOS To Support Slide Over And Split Screen

Today Google shipped an update for the Youtube application on iOS. The update brings the app to version 11.10, and it's one of the more significant updates the app...

1 by Brandon Chester on 3/22/2016

Hands-On With the Android N Developer Beta: Multi-Window & More

Yesterday Google surprised a number of people by launching the developer beta of the next release of Android, which is codenamed Android N. Normally the beta version of Android...

124 by Brandon Chester on 3/10/2016

Sony Unveils New Xperia X Smartphones

This week at Mobile World Congress 2016, Sony has introduced their new high-end Xperia X series smartphones. The new smartphones feature similar designs across the entire series and all...

32 by Anton Shilov on 2/23/2016

Revisiting The Google Pixel C - Better, But Not There Yet

Last month I published my review of the Pixel C. While I thought it was a very interesting tablet, in the end I was unable to give it any...

67 by Brandon Chester on 2/17/2016

Google Adds New Hands-Free Features to Android Wear

Google has announced this week that they have added several new functions to the Android Wear operating system in an update that is now being rolled out. The latest...

18 by Anton Shilov on 2/5/2016

The Google Pixel C Review

In early 2010, Google and HTC launched the Nexus One. While it was designed in a partnership between Google and HTC, it represented Google's first step into the arena...

119 by Brandon Chester & Joshua Ho on 1/25/2016

Intel and Google Equip Smartphones with 3D Cameras and Computer Vision

Computer vision and sensing are crucial for cars, robots, drones and many other applications. However, existing devices such as personal computers or mobile gadgets can also take advantage of...

7 by Anton Shilov on 1/12/2016

Gold Nexus 6P Comes To The US

One of the smaller announcements from Huawei at CES was the arrival of the gold colored Nexus 6P in the United States. The gold Nexus 6P, also known as...

2 by Brandon Chester on 1/5/2016

The Google Nexus 6P Review

As we have come to know, Google has opted to simultaneously release two Nexus smartphone devices this year. Alongside the smaller form-factor LG Nexus 5X which we’ve reviewed a...

218 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/16/2015

The Google Pixel C Goes On Sale

Today Google has made their Pixel C tablet available on their online store. Google announced the Pixel C at an event in September, and at the time the only...

60 by Brandon Chester on 12/8/2015

Google Begins Offline Maps Rollout on Android

Earlier this year at Google I/O it was announced that Google Maps for Android and iOS would be receiving an update that would add the ability to save maps...

31 by Brandon Chester on 11/10/2015

The Google Nexus 5X Review

Google's first hardware collaboration with LG brought us the Nexus 4. Like the Nexus 7, the Nexus 4 followed a philosophy of bringing as much power and quality as...

197 by Brandon Chester on 11/9/2015

Google’s Chromecast 2 is Powered By Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Mini Plus - Dual-Core Cortex-A7

When Google originally announced the second-generation Chromecast last week, in typical Google fashion they focused on features and uses over specifications. Given the capabilities of the new product we...

18 by Ryan Smith on 10/5/2015

Google Announces Chromecast (2) & Chromecast Audio

Alongside today’s suite of Nexus phone announcements, Google also spent some time addressing the big screen with an update to the company’s family of Chromecast digital media player/receivers. First off...

23 by Ryan Smith on 9/29/2015

Hands On With the Nexus 5X and 6P

Today Google announced several new devices at their September 2015 launch event in San Francisco. By far the most anticipated devices were the two new Nexus phones that were...

116 by Brandon Chester on 9/29/2015

Microsoft Announces VP9 Support Is Coming To Edge

Today Microsoft announced that support for VP9 and the WebM container is in development for the Microsoft Edge browser that ships with Windows 10. Over the past couple of...

16 by Brandon Chester on 9/8/2015

Google Announces The OnHub WiFi Router

Today Google announced that they are moving into the WiFi router market. The new router is produced through a partnership with TP-Link and it's called OnHub. Google is marketing...

32 by Brandon Chester on 8/18/2015

Google Revamps Hangouts On The Web

As someone who uses Google Hangouts for both personal and work related correspondence, I've always been frustrated that the only viable options for using it are to install Chrome...

7 by Brandon Chester on 8/17/2015

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