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Google brings Linux app support to some older Chromebooks (including Chromebook Pixel 2015)

Chrome OS started out as a browser-based operating system that could run web apps only. Eventually Google added support for Android apps, and then for Linux apps, making Chromebooks more useful as general-purpose laptops. But while most new Chromebooks feature out-of-the-box support for Android and Linux apps, many older models do not… and it looked […]

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$1199 Google Pixelbook premium Chromebook with pen support leaked

While Chromebooks have made huge inroads in the education market over the past few years, it’s been a while since Google released a new Chromebook Pixel for Chrome OS fans looking for a best-in-class device. Now it looks like the wait is almost over. Droid Life reports that Google will launch a new model called […]

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Report: Google Home mini and next-gen Chromebook Pixel coming soon

Google’s got at least two new Pixel smartphones coming this year. We’re pretty sure of that, thanks to roughly 7 billion leaks to date. But according to the folks at Android Police, Google also plans to launch at least two other pieces of hardware during the third quarter of 2017 (which means any day now). […]

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Report: Google is done making Pixel laptops (for now)

Google made a major push into the consumer hardware space in 2016 with the launch of its first Pixel-branded smartphones, the Daydream View VR headset, and Google Home smart speaker product as well as a 4K-capable version of the company’s relatively popular Chromecast media streamer. One thing Google didn’t launch last year? A new laptop. […]

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Google isn’t selling the Chromebook Pixel 2 anymore

Earlier this year Google stopped selling the $999 version of the Chromebook Pixel 2. Now the company isn’t selling the $1299 version anymore, and according to VentureBeat, Google has no plans to restock the laptop. That means that for all intents and purposes, Google has discontinued the Chromebook Pixel 2. It’s possible that we could […]

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Google’s $999 Chromebook Pixel is discontinued ($1299 model still available)

Since the first model launched in 2013 with a $1299 price tag, the Google Chromebook Pixel has always been the most expensive Chrome OS laptop money could buy. But in 2015 the company eased the pain a bit by introducing a new model with a starting price of $999. Now that model is out of stock… […]

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Next-gen Chromebook Pixel with 16GB RAM on the way?

Most Chromebooks are basically cheap laptops that run Google’s Chrome OS software rather than Windows or OS X. But not all Chromebooks are cheap. Dell’s Chromebook 13 family includes models with up to 8GB of RAM, up to an Intel Core i5 processor, and prices ranging from $379 to $799. And Google’s latest Chromebook Pixel is a […]

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Google launches 2015 Chromebook Pixel for $999 and up

The Google Chromebook Pixel is a premium laptop designed to run Google’s Chrome operating system. Google launched the original Pixel in 2013, delivering a Chromebook with a high-resolution touchscreen display, an excellent keyboard and touchpad, and a $1299 price tag. Now Google is updating the Pixel with a new 2015 model. They’re still premium notebooks, but […]

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Google Chromebook Pixel 2 coming soon

It’s been two years since Google launched the Chromebook Pixel, a high-end laptop with a high-resolution display, a speedy processor, premium build quality, and a $1299 starting price. Now the company is getting ready to launch a second-generation model. Details about the Chromebook Pixel 2 (or whatever it’s called) are pretty scarce at the moment, but […]

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Lilbits (12-13-2013): Emulating an Amiga 500 in your browser

Google’s Portable Native Client is software that lets a web app use your computer’s hardware much the way that a native app would do — and this allows you to develop web games, services, and even more complex software that acts like something that would normally run straight from your PC, not a web browser. […]