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One year later, the newest second-generation Samsung Series 5 Chromebook has a faster processor and more RAM along with a better Chrome OS...but it's more expensive than an iPad 2. That just doesn't make much sense.
New and updated Chrome OS laptops and boxes, with faster processors and longer battery life, are highlighted at a joint press preview.
With Chrome OS foundering, the company needed to take a bold step to kick-start its cloud vision.
The browser-based laptop, weighing 2.5 pounds with an 11.6-inch screen, is "the best computer that's ever been designed" for a price of $249, Google says.
Samsung's next-gen Chromebook will appear later this year. That's the plan, at least.
Intel is touting a future system-on-a-chip for low-cost PCs and tablets and a 64-bit kernel for Android 4.4.
Watch out, LastPass and 1Password. Google is experimenting with its own password maker for the Chrome browser, though it's not clear if it will become a permanent fixture.
For the cloud crowd, Samsung's new $449 Chromebook and $329 Chromebox give a much-needed performance boost to Google's browser-based OS. They're still not for most computer users, though.
Due in 2015, Skully's motorcycle helmet, with a built-in virtual-reality display, won't come cheap. But it may save your life.
Google's innovations and attitude at its annual I/O confab seemed to get a big thumbs-up from the developers in attendance.