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Security hackers crack Google's Chrome OS using web tricks

August 4th, 2011

When Google first introduced its Chrome operating system, the search giant touted its rock solid security. In an effort to keep hackers out, Google automatically installs the operating system on three different hard drive partitions: one swap partition, one encrypted user partition and one read-only operating system root partition. Despite those security enhancements, VentureBeat says …

First Google Chromebook available now through private Gilt sale; $499

June 1st, 2011

The first notebook model to run Google’s Chrome OS is now available for $499 through a private sale. Samsung’s Chromebook Series 5 notebook computer is currently a featured item on Gilt Men, a subsection of Gilt Groupe’s popular private sale website. Gilt’s sale began today and it runs until 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Friday. The Samsung Series 5 …

Samsung and Acer to intro Google ‘Chromebooks’ on June 15th

May 11th, 2011

During the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco today, Google discussed the future of its “Chrome OS” platform, as well as some future products that will soon hit the market. Google has improved the performance of Adobe Flash playback within the browser, and the OS will now recognize I/O devices — such as cameras …

Samsung's Alex Chrome OS notebook details leak

April 28th, 2011

Details of Samsung’s first official Chrome OS netbook, dubbed Alex, have surfaced in Google’s code repository. According to the Chrome OS development site, the Alex netbook will be powered by a 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 processor and sport 2GB of RAM. A SanDisk solid-state harddrive of an unknown capacity, a 1280 x 800 pixel display resolution, Wi-Fi, Ethernet …

The biggest threat to Apple is Google's Chrome OS?

April 28th, 2011

We’re not going to say this is the dumbest thing we’ve ever heard… but it’s certainly up there. The Street contributor Anton Wahlman has honed in on what he is calling “the biggest risk” to Apple’s stock price. This risk is so great, in fact, it surpasses the health of current CEO Steve Jobs on his list of …

Google Cr-48 Chrome laptop hands-on

December 9th, 2010

We just said adéu to our friendly FedEx delivery person and ripped into our care package sent by Google. On first glance, the Google Cr-48 Chrome laptop looks very similar to Apple’s black MacBook. The screen is 12.1-inches, the entire computer is done up in a soft-touch rubberized finish, and — while it’s a bit …

Google demos Chrome OS, announces partnership with Verizon Wireless

December 7th, 2010

Google held a special event on Tuesday to show off progress made over the course of the last year with its Chrome line of products. Most interestingly, perhaps, are the new Chrome OS features the Internet giant showed off. Plenty of Here are some highlights from the event: “Nothing but the Web.” Chrome OS features …

Google details new Chrome features, Chrome Web Store [Updated]

December 7th, 2010

Moments ago, at a planned media event, Google gave users a peak into the future of the Chrome web browser and provided further details on the Chrome Web Store. Sundar Pichai, Google’s VP of Project Management, started the conference with a quick recap of the current Chrome browser. Mr. Pichai noted that his company’s browser now has over …

Dell and Google working closely on Chrome

June 21st, 2010

Although Dell has never appeared that enthusiastic about Google’s Chrome OS, the Texas-based company does have plans for the Google netbook OS. Amit Midha, the head of Dell’s South Asian division, told Reuters on Monday that Dell is in fact working with Google on the OS which is set to begin rolling out this fall. Although …