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Samsung's Chromebook Series 5 550: the second generation

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.

By May 29, 2012

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Google offers low-budget ARM-based Chromebook

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.

By October 18, 2012

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Every Cyber Monday tech deal we've found

Skipping the Black Friday crowds doesn't mean you have to miss out on the best deals. Lots of hot tech products are going on sale on Cyber Monday. We're tracking them all here.

By November 26, 2014

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Round vs. square: Smartwatch design divide steals Google I/O spotlight

As devices running Android Wear emerge, the big debate at Google I/O was the choice between a practical square or a more natural round design.

By June 26, 2014

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Windows user's open letter to Android boss Sundar Pichai

An event with Google's new head of Android is coming up, and Crave's Eric Mack has one request: that Google's ecosystem becomes awesome enough for him to leave Windows... for good.

By July 18, 2013

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Android has become a hedge against Microsoft and Windows

HP, in a way, is putting Microsoft and Windows on notice with its new Android offerings.

By May 18, 2013

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Google laptop shows Apple a thing or two

Google's Chromebook Pixel has two killer features that MacBooks don't. Maybe it's time for Apple to rethink the MacBook concept.

By February 23, 2013

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The hidden Samsung laptops of CES 2012

Samsung's show floor was full of laptops we'd never seen before, and hadn't been told about. Find out what was shown.

By January 12, 2012

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With 'Arctic Sea,' Google offers a Web-app boost

Google releases the first developer version of its Native Client software to give Web apps the speed of native apps. It wants programmers to try it out, and Adobe looks interested.

By February 18, 2011

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Ask Maggie: On being patient and keeping smartphones secure

CNET's Maggie Reardon answers questions about Verizon Fios TV service, Apple's iPad, and smartphone security.

By August 20, 2010