August 31st 2009 1:13 pm


by dave

Can a Chromebook replace your everyday laptop?
When Google first unveiled their lineup of Chromebooks at Google I/O in 2011, they promised a ultraportable computer with robust battery life, instant-on access, and even things like 3G connectivity so you could get your Internet on the go. They were basically a netbook in disguise, but cheaper... and potentially less functional. (Ah, netbooks. Remember those?)
Three years later, Google is still pushing... Read more →

by viz3rd

Chromebook FUSION
We all have a wish of Chrome OS and Android merger in near future. Well, Chromebook FUSION, is a concept that gives a glimpse of how the two OS will work in hand while giving a seamless experience. Read more →

by RJMacReady

What computer to get my non-techy Girlfriend?
Hello, I want to get my girlfriend some sort of desktop PC so she can browse the web, listen to music, watch YouTube, and Skype with me (damn Antarctic research site).
I was looking at building her an AMD based Mini ATX, but I'm seeing all these great, economical chrome OS based boxes for under $200.
I'm wondering how easy it would be to get her setup and functional with one.
Honestly, in a perfect world (and one where I was paid more) I'd get her a badass Mac-Mini and monitor.
Alas, my... Read more →

by xVxM4tthewxVx

How to run Chrome OS on Windows 8(.x)!
Here is a guide to run "Chrome OS" on Windows 8.x.
This is a Developer Preview, and is not the full Chrome OS, as it is still in the work by Google.
Step1: Go to
Step 2: Download "Dev Channel for Windows"
Step 3: Open the EXE file to start install.
Step 4: Open Chrome and select the "Relaunch Chrome in Metro", if you are not in Metro already.
There you go, Chrome OS on your PC!
If you have any Questions, please feel free to post it below, and i will...

by cjtylr

Google announces the Chromebook Pixel. But who's it for?
Today, Google announced their first homegrown Chrome OS laptop, the Chromebook Pixel. Lauded for its stark industrial design and high-resolution display, Google is aiming to capture a section of the high-class PC market currently dominated by Apple's MacBooks.
With this goal in mind, Google has spruced up the idea of a traditional Chromebook with niceties like a 2560 x 1700 touchscreen display (with an odd 3:2 aspect ratio), backlit... Read more →

by frankspin

Are schools ready for Chrome OS? Lenovo thinks so.
Today Lenovo announced that they will be selling an alternative version of their ThinkPad X131e laptop with ChromeOS. The minor caveat here is that the X131e will be an education-only laptop. No word has been given yet on price, but the current Windows version is selling for a little over $500. Given previous Chromebook pricing it's likely the final price will be between $250 and $350, which is actually really affordable for schools.
This... Read more →

by Snakpakk

Chromebook - stand alone laptop or nice way to stay connected on the road?
Having recently purchased my first Chromebook (Acer C7), I've been fielding the same question over and over again. Is it a stand alone laptop for $200 or a tablet with a keyboard attached? So I decided to bring that question to the gdgt community in hopes that some of you Chromebook owners will step-up and share how they use the device.
  • Will your Chromebook become your primary laptop?
  • What are some must-have apps new Chromebook owners need to have?
  • Any notable short-comings with your device?
I've... Read more →

by marc

Is it time to consider buying a Chromebook?
When the first Chromebooks came out, they were overpriced, and ran an early version of Google's Chrome OS that was almost useless without an internet connection. However, Chrome has improved dramatically, and now allows offline access to locally stored documents and media files. More significantly, hardware prices have dropped dramatically. Samsung's recently released Chromebook sells for just $249, includes USB 3.0 and HDMI ports, and... Read more →

by Nintendubus

Was It Actually Google That Ended Up Acquiring Palm?
Yesterday's news that six senior Enyo engineers had left HP to join Google fell like Rome in the webOS community. Enyo is the open-source application framework that HP's team is building in preparation for the launch of Open webOS later this year.
It's clear that the biggest winner in the fall of Palm was Google. Importantly, they snagged the father of webOS, Matias Duarte. Nokia and Microsoft scored some top Palm staffers as well. HP, as we all know, squandered the rest of the company's efforts.... Read more →

by skyman375

Windows 8 and HTML5 Apps - empowering the competition?
Doesn't it seem dangerous for Microsoft to pursue an HTML5 strategy for Windows 8 Apps? First, I'll assume that they will run only in IE10, which will probably be backward compatible to Win7, eliminating a compelling reason to upgrade to Win8 in the first place. just run IE10 fullscreen. Second, if Windows developers begin to shift away from traditional Windows-native applications toward HTML5, doesn't that empower Chrome OS, iOS, Android, and even webOS at the same time (in fact, this whole... Read more →