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PCs see surprising gain in US as global decline slows, but Apple slips

PCs are seeing surprising strength, especially in the US, according to IDC. Are some tablet models starting a slow fade?

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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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The updated HP Chromebook doesn't bring anything new to the table

The "new" Chromebook is available in two new colors, and offers optional 3G connectivity. And there's a new Chromebox desktop, too.

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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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Asus safely enters the Chromebook fray with Intel Bay Trail CPUs

The Asus Chromebook C200 and C300 vary only in screen size, but offer full-sized keyboards, an HDMI port, and a curiously wide touchpad.

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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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