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Michael Smith

Acer Devices  - 
 
Now this would be nice
 
What will the new a Acer R13 Chromebook look like?

Could it look anything like it's Windows counterpart? All we know so far is that it may be powered by a MediaTek processor, have 4GB of RAM and a Full HD screen. While we have no images of the new device, one thing we do have is a Windows version R13.

The Acer Aspire (Win version) R13 is pictured below. Per Acer:

Acer's patented Ezel Aero Hinge™ is an innovative solution that enables graceful and efficient transition between the R13’s six user modes. With the Ezel™ hinge, you can rotate or spin to virtually any angle you desire.

The Aspire R13 also has Full USB 3.1 Type-C support, including Thunderbolt™ 3. Acer claims this port allows data transfers at up to 8 times that of USB 3.0.

Will we see either of these two features in the R13 Chromebook? What would you like to see in the possible upcoming device?

You can see more details and images of the Aspire R11 here:

http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/series/aspirer13

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Tamas Gyorfi

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Could anyone please help me how Viber can be used on Chromebooks? I was unable to find a Vber app as opposed to an extension in the Chrome Web store.
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Viber appeared to have added support for Chomebooks

http://www.viberfaq.com/viber-for-chromebooks-is-here/

There were stories published about it on some tech blogs, but their link into the Chrome Web Store doesn't work
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Michael Smith

Chromecast  - 
 
Best deal so far on Chromecast. Early Christmas shopping.
 
Google Chromecast 2-Pack spotted at Costco for $29!

The image below was spotted by user darthmtb on reddit. Retail on 2 Chromecasts is $70. I couldn't find Chromecast listed on the Costco site anymore. Maybe Costco isn't going to carry them going forward and they are moving them out? YMMV.

If you are by a Costco today, let us know what you find in your store in the comments below. It seems WAY too early for a Chromecast 3.
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Geek earrings!!
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Robby Payne

Discussion  - 
 
 
Lenovo Thinkpad Chromebook 13 Review
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Michael Smith

Chromebook Deals  - 
 
Nice looking
 
Look what I found! Special Edition Chromebook!

I think I have stumbled across a "Lotus Gold" colored Asus C201, and it is on sale too. Now only $179.99 and Adorama Camera is also throwing in a free sleeve as well.

The Asus C201 is powered by a Rockchip RK3288 1.8GHz processor, has 4GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC of storage. Seems to be the same as the original model, spec wise, just in a special cool color.

You can check out more specs and details on this new device over on Adorama Camera.

http://www.adorama.com/asc201ds02lg.html

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Max Buondonno

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Love live Chrome OS. In a blog post yesterday, Google announced that they’ll be killing off support for Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux over the next two years. This means that any app…
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Lloyd Parsons

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Latest dev version is a bit more buggy!
version : 54.0.2830.0

If I close an Android app, the system crashes and restarts the chrome browser with an extra blank tab in it. Otherwise it works fine.

Noticed also that in alt-tab switching it now pulls up a side-to-side scrolling thumbnails of running apps. I like that though the other way was just fine also.

And no, pin unlock is not in this one either. :(
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Since the only reason I was on the dev channel was to twiddle with the Android apps, and they now work on the beta channel, I don't see any reason to go back to dev.
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Mark Wilson

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Google has come to the realization that hardly anyone is using Chrome apps. As such, the company plans to phase out support for the apps on Windows, Mac and Linux over the next couple of years.
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Better to go with Remix OS 3.0 ( Android 6.0)
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Michael Smith

ASUS Devices  - 
 
Nice new device from Asus
 
New Chromebook with 15 hours battery life!

Asus now has the All-New C301SA listed on it's website. Asus claims up to 15 hours of battery life. That's insane. The site shows that colors offered will be "hot red", "fresh blue", or cool black.

Asus shows that there are going to be a choice of 3 processors:

Intel® Pentium® Quad-Core N3710 Processor
Intel® Celeron® Quad-Core N3160 Processor
Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core N3060 Processor

It looks like all versions will come with 4GB of RAM. Up to 64GB of eMMC storage will be offered. Pricing will start at $299.

You can check out more details over on the Asus website:

https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/ASUS-Chromebook-C301SA/specifications/

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Robby Payne

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Which side do you fall on? For me, it's with the convertibles.
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Mark Charles

Toshiba Devices  - 
 
Can anyone please advise about this notification:
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Robby Payne

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It's official. 'Kevin' will be a convertible, not a detachable tablet. Thoughts?
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Sarmistha Acharya

Apps / Extensions for Chromebooks  - 
 
Google retiring Chrome apps for Windows, Mac and Linux
The new Chrome apps will be only available for Chrome OS users.
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Bill Scriven

Toshiba Devices  - 
 
Can't get my USB borescope to work with Toshiba Chromebook. Anyone know if it will work?
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William Leford

Other Devices  - 
 
 
Apple's market share has never been as high as it was in Q4 2011. Android on the other hand continues to grow, and will likely set a new record in Q3 this year too.
It's the weekend and who doesn't love some statistics between BBQs, bike rides and late nights? OK, I may be alone on that front, but Statista has some new figures on OS market share based on new smartphone sales that are pretty exciting. While you've been busy suntanning, the Android OS has posted its highest ever market share based on sales to end users. Record market share By the end of the first half of 2016, Android represented an incr...
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Robby Payne

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App of the Week: Dayboard task management for Chrome.
http://goo.gl/oZfhyN
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Rose janeka

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Staples associate connection
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Charlie Callow

Releases/Updates  - 
 
 
Some small UI improvements in the latest Chrome OS dev update. Android-style home button for the launcher and a material "all apps" action button. Also the horrible chrome logos are gone again from Chrome apps.
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Robby Payne

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Chrome Apps being phased out over the next couple years on everything except Chrome OS.
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Robby Payne

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Where is Google's Pixel LS?
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