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Google’s partial ad-blocker goes live in Chrome Canary/Dev builds (for Android)

Google makes most of its money through online advertising… so it might seem a bit strange that the company is planning to add an ad-blocker to its web browser. But earlier this year Google announced that soon its Chrome web browser would block “annoying, intrusive ads on the web.” You’ll have to wait until 2018 […]

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Google Play store is rolling out for more Chromebooks

You’ve been able to run Android apps on a few Chromebooks since June, but up until recently only three Chromebooks were supported. Now Google is rolling out an update that lets you use the Play Store and install Android apps on other Chrome OS devices. A number of people have reported that the Play Store […]

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Lilbits (7-23-2013): Supercomputers on the cheap

Want to build a so-called “supercomputer,” but don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money? No problem. Now there’s an option that costs just $99. Sort of. Adapteva’s Parallella is a $99 system-on-a-board that features an ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Ethernet, HDMI, and Ubuntu Linux. Sounds kind of neat for a […]

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Google prepping Chrome OS Canary channel for experimental features

Google offers a few different versions of its Chrome web browser. There’s a stable build which has been tested and retested before release. Then there’s a Beta version which gets new features before they’re ready for the stable build… and which may be a bit more buggy. And for those who like to throw caution […]