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Google Chrome OS notebooks coming in the second half of 2011?

Google Android may be busy taking over the handset market and making a run for the tablet space. But it’s not the only mobile operating system Google is cooking up. The company has been working on Chrome OS, a Linux-based operating system based around the Google Chrome web browser since at least 2009. It’s just […]

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Hercules banks on ARM chips, Linux for its latest 10 inch netbooks

Hercules has been cranking out Intel Atom powered Windows netbooks for a few years. Now the company is taking another approach, with two new thin and light netbooks powered by ARM-based processors. The Hercules eCafe Slim HD and Hercules eCafe Ex HD are expected to ship in April, for around $229 and $269 respectively. The […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook to get calendar, contact software eventually

Research in Motion’s BlackBerry phones are known for their business features including push email and strong calendar and contact apps. Unfortunately the BlackBerry PlayBook won’t have any of those features at launch. Instead, you’ll be able to connect the tablet to a BlackBerry phone to share your calendar, email, and contact data. That means if […]

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Microsoft may be shipping (very) early Windows 8 builds to testers

There’s a rumor going around, thanks to a post at a Chinese forum, that Microsoft may be seeding early builds of Windows 8 to manufacturers for testing purposes. Windows 8 isn’t expected to officially launch until next year, but a public beta could be available later this year. Microsoft plans to make Windows 8 compatible […]

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Acer Iconia Touchbook dual touchscreen notebook ships next month for $1200

The Acer Iconia Touchbook isn’t the most compact notebook or tablet on the market. But with two 14 inch touchscreen displays, it’s certainly one of the most unusual. Acer first introduced the computer with a touchscreen where you’d normally find a keyboard last year. Now Acer has announced the Touchbook will go on sale in […]