Say hello to the Google Pixelbook Go (leaked hardware hands-on video posted online)

Google’s next Chromebook is expected to have a brand new design, a 13.3 inch, 16:9 touchscreen display (FHD or 4K), and support for up to an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. We learned all of that via leaks last month, even though Google isn’t expected to officially announce the […]

Leaks du jour: Google Pixelbook tablet, Amazon Echo Subwoofer and smart plug

Amazon has several new Alexa-enabled gadgets on the way, and Google may launch its first Chrome OS tablet on October 9th… according to a series of leaks making the rounds today. About Chromebooks uncovered a few pictures of what appears to be an unannounced Chrome OS tablet designed to work with an optional keyboard dock. […]

Lilbits 326: Google announcements, Google leaks

Google released a pretty major update for Chrome OS today, and the company has started certifying “YouTube Signature” devices for smartphones that will provide an optimal experience. But most of the big Google-related news today comes from leaks. We’ve got the best look yet at the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL (unless it’s all part […]

Linux apps on Chromebooks makes running Windows apps easier

Now that Google is allowing users of (some) Chromebooks to run Linux applications alongside Chrome apps, there’s an odd side effect: it’s also easier to run some Windows applications. CrossOver from CodeWeavers is a utility that adds a compatibility layer to Mac and Linux that allows you to install and run some Windows applications on […]

Google’s Crostini lets you run GNU/Linux apps on Chromebooks without enabling developer mode

People have been running Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distributions on Chromebooks for almost as long as Chromebooks have been available. While some folks have replaced Chrome OS altogether or created dual boot systems, the simplest method is to use Crouton, which allows you to install a Linux distribution in a chroot environment, allowing you to […]

Google Pixelbook review roundup: An expensive Chromebook worth buying?

When Google launched the first Chromebook Pixel in 2013, a lot of people scratched their heads. It was a laptop with some pretty phenomenal hardware (albeit not enough built-in storage space) that ran an operating system most people associated with dirt cheap netbook-like laptops. I quite liked it, but acknowledged that the $1299 price tag […]

Watch Google’s Oct 4th hardware event here, and join the discussion

You may have heard that Google’s got a few things to announce this week. The company is hosting an event on Wednesday, October 4th at 9AM Pacific/12:00PM Eastern. And there’s a live stream. I’ll be tuning in and bringing live updates to the website throughout the day. But you can also watch the video here, […]

$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 […]