Friday, May 13, 2011

 All About the Chromebook; Eight Acquisitions That Changed the Face of Computing; The 5 Best Business PCs

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By Lance Ulanoff
May 13, 2011

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All About the Chromebook

With Google's mobile OS Android surging and on more and more
phones and tablets, some wondered if Google's operating system
experiment, Google Chrome, might be coming to an end. Well
rumors of its demise proved to be wildly inaccurate. At this
week's Google I/O 2011 developers' event, Google unveiled an
updated OS and some brand named hardware to run it. I take a
look at how Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin explained the benefits
of his OS over, say, Windows. Meanwhile, West Coast News Editor
Mark Hachman takes a look at the business implications of Chrome
OS's new enterprise and education offerings.

'Chromebox' Lurks Behind Google's Chromebook Pitch for Business

Hands On with Samsung's Chromebook

Eight Acquisitions That Changed the Face of Computing

People are still talking about Microsoft's blockbuster
acquisition of the Skype IP service, but it is just another in a
long-line of big-name tech acquisitions and deals. Oddly, I
remember most of these quite clearly. Does that make me old? Jog
your own memory with this entertaining walk down acquisition
memory lane.

The 5 Best Business PCs

Ready to upgrade your office? Good. Don't go shopping for 10,
20, 30 or more systems before reading this report on

NVidia Loses GPU Market Share to AMD and Intel, Bets Everything on Tegra

Former Graphics GPU leader NVidia's market share continues to
tumble, but it turns out that it doesn't matter--NVidia has its
eyes on another prize. The company is fully invested in its
growing Tegra mobile CPU business. Our resident chip experts
over at ExtremeTech break it all down for you.

Angry Birds Finally Comes to the Web

Good news, worker productivity around the world is about the
plummet as the world's most popular mobile game, Angry Birds,
comes to the Web. During yesterday's Google I/O keynote,
Rovio and Google unveiled the new Web-ready game. PCMag has a
report and some video I grabbed of the announcement from the
Keynote., meanwhile, has already cracked the code and
shows you how a few lines a JavaScript give you access to all
the Angry Birds for the Web levels. Have fun and get back to

Unlock all Angry Birds levels with a line of JavaScript

How to Build Your Own Chrome Notebook

If you're not tired of all the Google Chrome news, then I have
one more excellent suggestion for you: Why don't you take one of
your own old laptops and put the Chrome OS on it all by
yourself? ExtremeTech can show you the way.

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-- Lance Ulanoff

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