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In Chrome, Google's Hangouts plugin goes extinct

Moving toward Web standards reduces the inconvenience and security problems of browser plugins. But the new Hangouts software still uses Google's own Native Client plugin.

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Document scanning coming to Chrome OS

Google fills in a gap in its browser-based OS, building software to run scanners and an interface to let Web apps use it.

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'OK Google' voice search makes way to Chrome

Google's Chrome browser now lets you search the Web by simply saying "OK Google" -- no clicking or typing needed.

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Chrome OS gets 'OK Google' voice search control

Greasy fingers? You can now tell Google's browser-based operating system what to search for by voice when you have a blank or Google search tab open.

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<p>HP's second Chromebook has the same name as <a href="http://www.cnet.com/laptops/hp-pavilion-chromebook-14/4505-3121_7-35602330.html">the first</a>. However, it does come with a few new specs, including an Intel Haswell processor and a promised 9.5 hours of battery life. One of the laptop's biggest pluses is that it will only set you back $300, but for the price, you'll sacrifice quality.</p>

Google extends Chrome OS device lifespan by a year

Chromebooks and Chromeboxes now will get software support for five years. This could make it easier for businesses and schools buy them.

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Google seduces students with Classroom, Chromebooks

Get 'em hooked while they're young. Google offers schools a free online tool called Classroom, and it's marketing Chromebooks for education. Also, Evernote syncs with LinkedIn for scanning business cards.

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Google seduces students with Classroom, Chromebooks

Get 'em hooked while they're young. Google offers schools a free online tool called Classroom, and it's marketing Chromebooks for education. Also, Evernote syncs with LinkedIn for scanning business cards.

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​Google extends Intel love affair with new Bay Trail Chromebooks

A new slate of Chrome OS-powered laptops and all-in-ones top off Google's spring Chromebook lineup, most of which will be powered by Intel's power-sipping Bay Trail chips.

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Lenovo's new N20p Chromebook adds touch and a 300-degree hinge (hands-on)

The first consumer Chromebook from Lenovo can flip over into kiosk or tent modes.

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<p>This $1,449, top-of-the-line Chromebook model with LTE was given out to Google I/O attendees as part of this year's conference. It was the only thing given out, unlike years past.</p>

What's next from Google and Intel for Chrome OS?

Google and Intel are making a Chrome OS announcement on Tuesday, which probably means new Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.

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Google, Intel announce Chrome OS press confab

Google and Intel invite the press to check out their latest collaboration next week. All we know so far is that joint appearance involves Chrome OS and Chromebooks.

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Acer adds a powerful Core i3 processor to its Chromebook

More muscle for the stripped down Chrome OS in this 11-inch laptop

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