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“Quanta”, The Company That Makes OLPC Laptops is Making a Chromebook!

Craig Tumblison found  a new education Chromebook from a company called "Quanta Computers" mentioned in the Chromium code today. At first, this was not very exciting to me. We see new boards very often, and we also see new OEMs joining once in a while. However, going through their list of products, I found something interesting. They make the [...]

Chrome OS Overview Mode Gets Search Filter

Remember the Chrome OS overview mode? the OSX Expose-like view? The team has added a text filter option here to help those with too many tabs and apps open. This is currently available in the developer channel and working well. When you are on the Overview mode, start typing the name of the app or title [...]

Vodafone UK Now Sells Chromecast. £5 Discount If Purchased with Red 4G Plan

Great news if you are a Vodafone user in the UK. Vodafone now seels at its 375 high street stores up and down the UK, and yes, they are the first UK network to sell Chromecast. The recommended UK retail price is £30, but Vodafone is offering an exclusive £5 discount for customers on its Red 4G plans. [...]

Happy Birthday Chromecast #chromeweekender

Okay, I made it to the second week of running this #chromeweekender series. Not bad. I am changing the post format a little bit to give room for more news items here. The biggest attraction of this edition is Chromecast's birthday. I should have published a full post on this, but hey, this post is [...]

Buy Moto X from Republic Wireless and Get a free Chromecast

Do you love Chromecast and Android phones, say, a Moto X? Well, good news for you. Starting today, with every purchase of a new Moto X from, you will get a Google Chromecast - a $35 value - free while supplies last. Here is the official announcement: Calling all cord-cutters, tech-savvy savers, kickstarters, and folks [...]

HP Chromebox Combo with Monitor and Wireless Keyboard & Mouse for $339.97

LG has a Chromebase. HP needs something similar. They put together something with their existing Chromebox and a monitor along with a wireless mouse and keyboard. They call it HP Chromebox CB1-010 Bundle. Official literature : Your living room PC delivers your Google world. Transform virtually any monitor or TV with the next-generation HP Chromebox. Access [...]

Google’s Chromebook Ads for the “Back to School” Season

It's back to school season in the USA, Google has released these 3 new video ads targeting the biggest Chromebooks fans out there, students. Here are they, for your viewing pleasure! The new ads follow the same "For Everyone" theme, tuned a bit to suit students. All that a student needs in a laptop, they say.

“Hexa” Chromebooks Now Shipping from Amazon. Touchscreen Model Coming Soon?

Canada based "Hexa" announced Chromebooks back in May and they are now available on their website and Amazon. The Chromebook, named Hexa Chromebook Pi, is available for $$295.59 on Hexa's website and $254.00 + shipping on Amazon. Intel® Bay Trail-M Dual Processor Cores; N2830 1.7GHz 11.6" Display HD 1366 x 768 resolution (200-nit) TN 16:9 aspect [...]

“Green Mahjong” for Chrome, a Game App That Works Offline Too

I am not a gamer, I have said this hundred times here. So, here is a game that a friend recommended that I share with you all. I will stick to the official literature as usual :) Green Mahjong is a solitaire Mahjong game. The goal is to match open pairs of identical tiles and remove [...]

Dell Announces Chromebook 11 Variant with Intel i3 Processor

Dell probably did not expect Chromebook 11 to be a success that it has become now. They had to pull it off the shelves to get things going smooth for the education market that they made it for. Now, by launching an i3 variant of the same Chromebook, Dell has responded to this unexpected success [...]