Lilbits (4-2-2014): Reversible USB cables and MIPS-based wearables

ARM-based chips get a lot of love from makers of smartwatches and other wearable devices, and Intel is making its own play for the wearable space. But Imagination Technology doesn’t want you to forget about MIPS-based processors. The company points out that it’s already partnering with Google to support the upcoming Android Wear platform for wearables… […]

Buy a Chromebook, get 60 days of Google Play Music All Access

Google’s offering two months of free, on-demand music to customers who pick up select Chromebooks. From now through September 30th, 2014 if you pick up most Chromebook models, you get 60 days to try out Google Play Music All Access, Google’s online music streaming service. All Access subscriptions normally run about $10 per month and […]

Lilbits (6-26-2013): Chromebooks with Haswell chips on the way?

When the first Chromebooks hit the market, they were powered by Intel Atom chips designed to keep prices relatively low, battery life relatively long, and performance relatively poor. OK, that last bit might have been the unintended consequence of going with Atom rather than a goal. But Google recently showed that Chromebooks don’t have to […]

Chromebooks will soon be sold in 6600 stores for $199 and up

Google has announced that Chromebooks will soon be available in 6,600 stores around the world. That’s about three times the number of stores that currently offer laptops running Google’s Chrome OS software. Up until now you’ve been able to buy the devices from Best Buy, Amazon, and the Google Play Store. But soon you’ll be […]

Is a Google-branded Chromebook with a touchscreen in the works?

Google already sells a line of smartphones and tablets through the Google Play Store. While technically these devices are made by Samsung, Asus, and LG, they’re sold under the Google name. According to the China Times, Google could be preparing to do the same thing with an upcoming Chromebook. Chromebooks are basically laptops that run […]

27 thousand students getting Chromebooks

Android isn’t Google’s only operating system. The company also offers Chrome OS — a simple operating system based on the Chrome web browser that’s designed to run on low-power laptops or desktops which Google calls Chrombooks or Chromeboxes. But you don’t hear much about Chrome OS these days, because Chromebooks haven’t had much commercial success. […]