Chromebook How To: Viruses, Malware and Chrome OS Security

If Chromebooks were to pen a résumé, somewhere at the top of the list of skill sets would be security. The combination of cloud-based services and multi-layer protection make Chrome OS one of the most secure operating systems on the market. On almost a weekly basis, users in the Chromebook Central help forum come to […]

‘Designed with our friends at Google’ might be the Nexus brand’s de facto replacement

It wasn’t that long ago that I thought the two smartwatches Google is set to introduce were actually going to be solely Google-branded, just like the Pixel phones. It would make sense with Google’s new hardware division — which is surely but slowly becoming a more serious business — that the Mountain View company would go all-in on smartwatches, offering a top-to-bottom lineup just like Apple.

It very well may have been the plan at one point for these to be “Nexus” watches, but today we learned exactly how they’re not going to be Nexus watches. We already knew that they would be LG-branded, but now we know where the Google comes in: a “Designed with our friends at Google” label. At the very least, this is interesting to consider in the broader realm of Google & OEM partnerships…

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Google fixes one of AMP’s biggest flaws by allowing you to share original link

Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages project, otherwise known as AMP, has made a huge difference for users of the mobile web by providing a streamlined, super quick browsing experience. However, it’s not perfect. One of the biggest flaws for many with AMP is that you have no way to share links to articles viewed in AMP to other services. Starting today, though, you can.

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Micron’s QuantX 3D Xpoint storage coming in late 2017, will challenge Intel Optane

Micron’s QuantX 3D Xpoint storage coming in late 2017, will challenge Intel Optane

The first Intel Optane storage products should begin shipping soon, and it’s expected to show up in some laptop and desktop computers that launch in early 2017.

Optane storage is expected to be up to 10 times as fast as the flash storage used in most existing solid state drives. While the first Optane products are expected to be used for storage, it’s fast enough that there’s also talk of using the technology as a non-volatile replacement for RAM.

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YouTube has compiled all of the Super Bowl commercials for your enjoyment [Video]

One of the most watched sporting events in the world is the Super Bowl, but some might argue that they only watch the game for the commercials aired between plays. Well, if you missed the game or want to re-watch some of your favorites, YouTube has updated its AdBlitz channel and is grouping all of the videos together in one place for your enjoyment…

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LG Watch Sport, Style manuals show off Google Assistant, rotating crown, USB-C charger, more

User guides for the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style have leaked (via Droid Life) ahead of the device’s rumored Wednesday launch. While lacking specs, other features like a rotating crown and USB-C charging dock have been revealed, as has Google Assistant on the watch.

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Google partners with H&M Group’s digital fashion house Ivyrevel on a ‘Coded Couture’ project [Video]

New York Fashion Week starts this Thursday and to celebrate, Google has partnered with the digital fashion house, Ivyrevel, on a new project. “Coded Couture” uses Google’s Awareness API — launched last summer — to monitor a user’s daily habits and activities. The Coded Couture application then takes that data and creates a custom Ivyrevel dress made specifically for the user…
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AtoMiC ToolKit Update Feb 2017- Exciting new features

AtoMiC ToolKit from htpcBeginner.comIt has been exactly a year since AtoMiC ToolKit 2.0 was released with an awesome new GUI to make life even more easier. AtoMiC ToolKit (Automated Media Center), automates home server software installation and maintenance. We have written in detail about how AtoMiC ToolKit works. Today, I happy to announce that it has received several […]

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97 tech companies file legal brief opposing Trump’s immigration ban (including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft)

97 tech companies file legal brief opposing Trump’s immigration ban (including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft)

A group of nearly 100 tech companies, including many that are often seen as rivals, all seem to agree on at least one thing: US President Donald Trump’s executive order prohibiting people from 7 majority-Muslim countries from entering the US, even if they have a valid Visa, is bad for business.

A group of 97 major players in the US tech scene have filed a legal brief opposing the order.

Some of those companies and organizations include Apple, Google, Facebook, Facebook, Linkedin, PayPal, Netflix, Mozilla, Snap, Reddit, and Wikipedia.

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Moto Z (unlocked) w/ freebies $450, Huawei Watch for iOS and Android $200, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

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B&H knocks the unlocked 64GB Moto Z down to $450 w/ freebies (Reg. $600, Tax NY only)

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Huawei Watch offers iPhone or Android connectivity, heart rate monitoring and more: now $200

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Save up to $150 off no-contract iPhones at Boost Mobile: grab an iPhone 7 for just $450 shipped, more

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9to5Rewards: NES Classic Edition Bundle Giveaway w/ extra controller, Zelda backpack, 2x Mario amiibo & more ($150+ value)

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Apple’s 21-inch Retina 4K iMac is marked down to $1,110 shipped as a cert. refurb w/ warranty (Orig. $1,499)

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Hands-on with Elago’s $15 Macintosh-inspired W3 Apple Watch Stand [Video]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

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Stock up on Anker accessories up to 40% off: iPhone 7 Clear Case $6, 2-pack Screen Protectors $6, Lightning/USB-C Cables, more

Nomad has launched its Warehouse Clearance Sale, taking 75% off popular accessories: Stand for Apple Watch $10, more

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H&R Block Gold Box at Amazon – write off some great savings on tax software starting at $13

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

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You can have the most unique MacBook Pro on the block with this exclusive discount on leather/wood/more Colorware skins (10% off)

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LG G6 will allegedly release in US on April 7th as packaging design leaks

We are less than a month out from MWC and LG’s event where we expect them to unveil the G6. Unsurprisingly, the closer we get to the event, the more information about the phone leaks out. The latest rumor — which comes from Evan Blass — is that LG will be launching the G6 in the U.S. on April 7, a month after it releases in South Korea…

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New leaked cases give us a better look at Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and LG’s G6 [Gallery]

It’s not that you haven’t seen them a million times already, or that there’s really much left to wait for. Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and, even before that, the LG G6, are well on their way, and you will see proper reviews popping up everywhere (including here, obviously) very soon.

But there are some new images of leaked cases for both which give us an even better look at them, so here they are…

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February security patch rolling out to Nexus/Pixel devices, factory images & OTAs live

Overshadowed by the 7.1.2 Developer Preview, the February security patch is beginning to rollout. Still on 7.1.1, there are fixes for 35 vulnerabilities, with factory images and OTAs now available for current Pixel and Nexus devices.

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Deals of the Day (2-06-2017)

Deals of the Day (2-06-2017)

The Gigabyte Brix line of computers are tiny desktop PCs that are similar in size and shape to Intel’s NUC lineup.

While Brix computers are often sold as barebones PC kits that require you to bring your own memory, storage, and operating system, right now Amazon and Newegg are both offering a pretty good deal on a full-fledged system.

For $349, you can snag a Brix computer with a Core i3 Skylake CPU, 4GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, and Windows 10 software.

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Comment: Lenovo’s new Yoga A12 Android tablet is just begging to be a Chromebook

Earlier today Lenovo unveiled a new version of its Yoga Book tablet from last year, the Yoga A12. The new larger, more affordable machine offers lesser specifications, but with the added screen real-estate and larger footprint the update makes total sense. My biggest question? Why is this not a Chromebook?

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Verizon appears to be giving free Daydream VR headsets to Pixel owners following shipment delays

Right from the start, Google had inventory issues and delayed Pixel orders because the company hadn’t expected the high demand for its smartphones. The delays have been so bad, in fact, that rumors started going around that Google had even stopped production. While this obviously isn’t true, Verizon has started to give away Daydream View headsets as an apology to customers who had their shipments delayed…

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This watch measures emotional responses to spoken conversations

There are plenty of gadgets on the market that listen to your voice to let you play music or videos, get answers to questions, or control smart home devices like light bulbs or thermostats.
But researchers at MIT have developed a wearable gadget that l…

Samsung Chromebook Plus Taking Aim At The iPad Pro, Surface?

The Samsung Chromebook Plus’ release is just around the corner. In just 6 days, the much-sought-after device will hit store shelves and online outlets all over the internet. In that market, where does this device find its place? We’ve talked quite a bit about the importance of this particular device for Chromebooks and Chrome OS […]

Retail packaging for LG Watch Style leaks, mentions Google partnership

Following leaks of high-quality renders and specifications, new photos have come out this morning showing us the retail packaging for one of LG’s two upcoming smartwatches, the LG Watch Style.

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Cyanogen Inc seems to be rebranding as Andrasta

The developers of the popular Android-based, open-source CyanogenMod operating system recently left the project and started something new called LineageOS. The move comes after a separation with Cyanogen Inc, a company that was originally started as a …

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