Category: Google

Google Discovers Another SSL Exploit

By | October 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Google Discovers Another SSL ExploitBack in April, everyone was talking about “that Heartbleed thing”, now, it looks like the search giant has found a new exploit in the now 18 year’s old SSL 3.0 protocol, which is still supported in a lot of web browser and can also be used as a fallback in case newer protocols fail to connect.

How to fix it? Well, the server administrators could disable SSL 3.0 completely but that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon. As far as other solutions go, Google says that it can’t be fixed and there are no reasonable workarounds.

On a slightly positive note, it was discovered (and not fully revealed) by Google so no one knows how widespread it exactly is. So here you have it folks, an exploit that can’t be fixed.
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Chromebooks Receive A $199 Windows Competitor

By | September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chromebooks Receive A $199 Windows CompetitorIt looks like Google won’t be eating the very low end market share lunch all by itself as Microsoft & HP have announced two new Windows models that aim to compete with the Chrome OS.

First is the HP’s Stream laptop, which comes with an 11.6 inch screen, HD display, a fanless design, Office 365 and the 32GB of storage, all for $199 while the HP Stream 13 (an 13.3 inch version) will cost you $229. There is also another, 14 inch version, which is coming later.
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Chromebooks Now Run Some Of The Android Apps

By | September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chromebook Now Runs Some Android AppsNow here’s something pretty awesome if you own one of the Chromebooks.

As revealed by the recent announcement, the search giant, as a part of its App Runtime for Chrome, has brought first few Android apps to the Chromebook near you, and they are:

Duolingo – a fun and free way to learn a new language before your next trip
Evernote – write, collect and find what matters to you, with a full-size keyboard and touchscreen
Sight Words – a delightful way for you to help improve your child’s reading skills
Vine – create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way
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Microsoft’s Promised Chromebook Killer Doesn’t Cost $199

By | September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Microsoft's Promised Chromebook Killer Doesn’t Cost $199Earlier this year, Microsoft has launched a plan to attack Chromebooks with the killer Windows laptop offerings such as $199 HP laptop.

Now, it looks like the software giant has some explaining to do (or the OEM) as the long awaited HP’s Stream laptop will cost a whopping $100 more.

Correction: Not all hope is lost yet as it’s only one of “many” Stream laptops, hopefully, they are cheaper than $299.
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Microsoft Continues To Attack Chromebooks

By | August 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Continues To Attack ChromebooksOffers various alternatives.

During Chrome OS announcement, former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, just laughed at Google. Now, it looks like the software giant is getting more and more aggressive towards Chromebooks, with the latest tactic being a new section in its store.

What is it all about? Basically, it matches Chromebooks against Windows machines on the similar price level, such as Dell Inspiron 15 ($249), ASUS X551MAV ($249), Acer Aspire E 15 ES1 ($249).
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Google And Acer Announces A New Chromebook

By | August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Google And Acer Announces A New ChromebookPromises great battery life.

Today, Google and Acer have announced what they call “a new type” of Chromebook, which focuses on one thing only: battery life.

Thanks to the NVidia’s Tegra K1 processor, newly revealed Acer Chromebook 13 is said to have a battery life of up to 13 hours, a pretty decent number indeed.

What about the price? Considering you go for the cheapest (non 1080p touchscreen display), it will cost you around $279.
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Microsoft Touts 6 Things Chromebooks Can’t Do

By | July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Touts 6 Things Chromebooks Can’t Do

Another win for the consumer.

Due to the constantly decreasing Chromebook prices and improving OS capabilities, it looks like Microsoft or its partners are starting to feel pressure from the search giant.
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Chromebooks Might Become Even Cheaper

By | July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chromebooks Might Become Even CheaperConsumer is the winner.

Even though Chromebooks prices aren’t that big of a deal anyway (unless you are buying Chromebook Pixel), it looks like you might be able to get one even cheaper in the future.

Recently, MediaTek made some code contributions to the Chromium OS and tested an entry level ARM Cortex A7 processor, which is a big step down compared to the already inexpensive, Samsung Cortex A14/A7 SoC.
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Video: Google Hangouts With Opera Max Lead Developer Sergey Lossev

By | July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you got about an hour to spare then Opera has recently posted a Google Hangouts video with Opera Max lead Sergey Lossev, where he answers questions covering the future plans, and so on.

HP Continues To Push Chromebooks

By | July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

HP Continues To Push ChromebooksWants to attract more customers by lowering the price.

If the budget computer is what you’ve been looking for then you’ll be happy to learn about the latest HP Chromebook attempt to lure in more people into purchasing one, which is exactly they are doing right now. How so? The company has introduced new and colorful Chromebook models with the same internals as Chromebook 11 yet at a lower price point, which starts at $279 for an 11 inch model.
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