Google reveals new colorful Chromebook

The budget-friendly HP Chromebook 11 sports some unique improvements, Nest creates a smart-home smoke detector, and Amazon offers a new perk for Kindle tablet owners.

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This episode of Update takes a close look at Google's latest laptop, the HP Chromebook 11 , selling now for $279. As the majority of our work and play shifts to Web apps, Chrome is a affordable option for a modern computing lifestyle -- especially for students.

Update also takes a look at Nest's latest product in building a smarter home, the Nest Protect , an app-powered smoke detector. And Kindle Fire tablet owners can score some free credits by downloading select apps .

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