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[Update: Permanent] Google is temporarily suspending paid Chrome extensions

Following a series of fraudulent transactions, Google is temporarily suspending paid Chrome extensions from the Google Chrome extension store (via 9to5Google). Developers that have already published paid extensions, subscriptions, or in-app purchases and had their listing removed for "Spam and placement in the store" can apply to be reinstated. Earlier this month the Chrome Web Store...

Quick Answers on Chrome OS now available in the Canary channel

Late last year in November, we spotted a couple of commits in the Chromium Gerrit regarding a new feature called "Quick Answers." The code indicated that the upcoming feature would work much like Android's contextual shortcuts, allowing users to highlight text and get relevant suggestions using Google's Knowledge Graph Search API. Now, the feature has...

All new Chromebooks will get eight years of software updates

In Western countries, Chrome OS occupies an interesting niche of the personal computing market: education. The popularity of Chromebooks varies regionally: over the past few years, they have become very popular in markets such as the US and Western Europe, whereas their popularity still remains low in markets such as India. In the US and...

Google is working to bring Steam support to Chrome OS

There are a lot of benefits to owning a Chromebook. They are typically affordable, lightweight, have good battery life, and Chrome OS has just enough functionality for most people. However, one reason you might not want a Chromebook is if you intend to do a lot of gaming on the go. According to a new...

[Update 3: In Stable] Microsoft is working on a Chromium-based browser to replace Edge

Microsoft Edge was released as part of Windows 10 way back in 2015 and was the spiritual successor to the ever-infamous Internet Explorer. Without the likes of ActiveX or Browser Helper Objects, it aimed to be a much more lightweight internet browsing solution. It certainly was universally more liked than Internet Explorer, with Microsoft Edge...

Chrome OS 80 introduces Android 10-like gesture navigation

Back in 2014, Google added Android app support on Chrome OS — the company's light-weight operating system for more traditional computing form factors. Thanks to the Android app support, Chrome OS-powered machines weren't just limited to web-based applications and users could enjoy their favorite Android applications on a larger device with keyboard and mouse support....

Hands-on with the ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 and Samsung Galaxy Chromebook – Two High-End Laptops with Chrome OS

While smartphones tend to get a lot of attention at CES, the show typically has many, many more laptops. This year, we saw a couple of high-end Chrome OS laptops from ASUS and Samsung at the show. These two manufacturers have built some of the best Chromebooks over the last few years. The ASUS Chromebook...

Intel expands its Project Athena program to include high-end Chromebooks

About five years, if you were in the market to buy a sleek new laptop, there's a good chance a salesperson tried to lure you into buying an ultrabook. While the term "Ultrabook" has been thrown around loosely over the last few years in reference to thin, light, and powerful laptops, it was actually coined...

Chromebooks with privacy screens could be coming soon

Chromebooks are great alternatives for thin-and-light Windows laptops for people who just wish to browse the internet and get some work done on the go. The devices run Chrome OS, Google's Linux-based operating system which features support for Android apps. There are a variety of different Chromebooks available in the market right now, starting at...

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 is a high-end Chrome OS laptop with a 10th gen i7 processor

ASUS is one of the few companies that still constantly pumps out Chromebooks. Their Flip C434 was one of the most popular Chrome OS devices of 2019 due to its form-factor and more than capable internals. Now ASUS is taking it a step further by improving some very important specifications, as well as adding some...

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook has a 4K display and 10th Gen Intel Core i5

The market for high-end Chromebooks is currently small, yet it could be a significant one in the future. Right now, the major player in high-end Chromebooks is Google, makers of Chrome OS, itself. Most Chromebooks on the market feature mid to low range specs and affordable pricing, whereas the Pixelbook and the Pixelbook Go are...

Dell XPS 13 gets a 2020 refresh with 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake chips and Ubuntu-based Developer Edition

Just a few days ahead of CES 2020, Dell has lifted the covers off the updated Dell XPS 13 — a thin and light 13.4-inch notebook featuring 10th-Gen Intel Core Ice Lake processors. Along with the new processors, the device features a new display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and minimal bezels on the bottom,...