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Chrome OS 78 brings Virtual Desk keyboard shortcuts, click-to-call, simpler printing, and more

Google is announcing a slew of features that are now available in Chrome OS 78, which is rolling out today. These additions build upon previously launched features and they continue to polish the ever-evolving Chromebook OS. Keyboard shortcuts have been added to Virtual Desks, Click-to-call is ready for primetime, printing gets easier, and more. Let's...

Upcoming Chromebook will feature Ambient EQ like the Pixel 4 and Nest Hub

The Pixel 4 launched with a new 90Hz "Smooth Display" and a feature called Ambient EQ. This is Google's name for automatic white balance adjustment and it was previously introduced on the Google Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. Now, multiple commits in Chromium Gerrit mention adding a flag to enable Ambient EQ on Chrome...

AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen: Continued Look Via Ryzen 5 3600X/3400G

AMD's Next Horizon Gaming event, leading up to E3 2019, had given us a lot of information on the third generation of Ryzen. During the middle of testing for the 3900X and 3700X review, we received another package - this time containing the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 5 3400G. How would these fare compared...

Google says Chrome OS 80 will bring easier Android app sideloading for developers

Last week at the Android Dev Summit, Google announced a feature that Chrome OS enthusiasts have wanted for years: the ability to sideload Android apps without enabling Developer Mode. We've seen code commits in the past that would have enabled this feature, but none of those implementations ever made their way to the stable channel....

[Update 2: Reworked] Google could let you restore your Chromebook using your Android phone

One of the best things about using a Chromebook is that a vast majority of your files are backed up online. This means that in case of a hardware failure, you can rest assured that all your files can easily be downloaded again. However, if Chrome OS stops working for some reason, then you've got...

The Pixelbook Go is Google’s latest attempt at a high-end Chromebook

Speed, Simplicity, and Security: This is Google’s motto for Chrome OS, its Linux-based operating system for laptops. Google has gained a foothold in the education market thanks to the low system requirements of Chrome OS, leading to a proliferation of cheap Chromebooks among students. However, Google has struggled to expand the appeal of Chrome OS...

Google Pixelbook Go leaks extensively in hands-on photos and video

We are just a few days away from Google's launch event in New York, where the company is expected to take the wraps off the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, a new Pixelbook, and possibly some surprise announcements too. While the Google Pixel has been leaked in its absolute entirety in terms of hardware and...

Microsoft announces a dual-screen Android phone, Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and more

Microsoft held a big Surface event today and they had a lot to show off. 10 new products in total were revealed, along with some other important announcements. Unexpectedly, the company even had a Microsoft Surface Android device to talk about. There's a lot of excitement around Microsoft products right now. So without further ado,...

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Review: First Look at Navi and RDNA

In the days between Computex and E3, a Samsung and AMD's Radeon Technologies Group publicly announced a licensing agreement. The agreement itself was not surprising, but the details about the architecture code-named Navi were. Several days later, AMD hosted the Next Horizon Gaming event, announcing details on the RDNA name for Navi and the first...

The Pixelbook Go could be Google’s next high-end Chromebook

Google is preparing to launch its newest hardware at next month's "Made by Google" event. Aside from the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL, the newest phones by Google which have already leaked in an uncomfortably large amount of detail, we're also getting to know some of Google's other hardware ventures for this year....

Chrome OS adds Wi-Fi network syncing with your Google account

Chromebooks, like Android smartphones, all support a variety of backup and sync options. Because of that, switching between Chromebooks is incredibly easy, as logging into your Google account will pull in practically everything you need to get up and running again. From your apps, to bookmarks, to passwords, it really does do everything... except for...

Panasonic Toughbook 55 launches with 14-inch rugged design and hot-swappable batteries

A lot of laptops these days are not super durable. If you are like me, you don't want to baby something that is meant to be portable. I want to be able to throw my laptop into my bag and not worry if I drop it. Panasonic is launching their new Toughbook 55 that takes...