Want to stream embedded web video from your Android device to a Chromecast? Tune in to this week’s podcast to hear how; you’ll need the Chrome beta browser and a hidden command to make it happen.
Competition is heating up in the larger Chromebook space. Toshiba’s Chromebook 13 gets reviewed and next month, Samsung’s Chromebook 2 arrives; both have large displays. And Chrome for Android gains a hidden new Chromecast trick: we tell you how to enable it.
Looking for a 13.3 inch Chromebook? At the moment, you have one and only one option: Toshiba’s Chromebook 13. For $299 or less, you get a solid performer with decent battery life but I hope you like plastic.
Introduced at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show, the Toshiba Chromebook 13 is now available with a $299 starting price. Here’s a first look at the device, which I’ll be using full-time for the next few days as a real world test.
Google is making it easier to bring Chromebooks into the classroom. There are more devices for schools to choose from and Google Play will include thousands of digital textbooks.
Google Now on the desktop brings helpful reminders and contextual information right to your attention. It won’t do so unless you’re running Chrome Canary though. Our extension of the week for the podcast is super for folks creating websites.
The fourth quarter proved to be a time where incremental markers of disruption impacted utilities, EVs, and green data centers.
Sure, I would have liked to see more Chrome OS devices at the Consumer Electronics Show. The two I found were unique but Google isn’t a typical company that presents its devices at such an event.
There isn’t much from CES on the Chrome front we didn’t already know, but we still power through for a full discussion of this week’s Chrome news.
LAS VEGAS — Toshiba has finally joined the ranks of laptop manufacturers with a Chromebook. Others have stood out with rock-bottom prices or high-res displays, but Toshiba opted for sheer size: Its Chromebook’s screen measures an impressive 13.3 inches.
Although that’s not the biggest Chromebook on record (the HP Chromebook 14 is one inch larger), it’s still pretty hefty for connectivity-dependent laptops, with the idea that the extra area will encourage using the machine to stream video. There’s even a full-size HDMI port for relaying videos to an external TV or monitor. It also has a pair of USB ports and SD card slot. Read more…
The new year rings in with a few new hardware developments with new machines rumored or leaked in advance of CES. There’s Chrome software news too though: You can run the bleeding edge Canary version of Chrome OS. Should you?
By the end of the decade almost all of British homes are supposed to get smart, digital, connected utility meters installed. And the plan is seeing some large contracts handed out to vendors like Landis+Gyr and Telefonica.
The Toshiba Encore puts Windows in your pocket — but it needs to be a big pocket. The tablet’s screen measures 8 inches, but the idea is to put Windows into a form factor that’s much more portable than, say, the Surface.
The Encore is made to run Windows 8.1, the first big update to Windows 8 coming this fall. Windows 8.1 brings support for small-screen Windows tablets like the Encore and Acer’s Iconia W3, and with those smaller designs come lower prices: the Encore will be $329.99 when it’s on store shelves in November.
Toshiba is positioning the Encore as an ideal on-the-go machine for work and play, optimized for video chat with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and pre-loaded with home and student edition of Office 2013. The screen is 1,280 x 800 LCD, and it weighs just more than a pound at 16.9 ounces. Read more…
Big hard drives, generous amounts of RAM and touchscreens typically carry a premium price tag in laptops, but Toshiba is altering that picture with its new Satellite laptops.
The Satellite E55D packs a lot of tech into a fairly cheap package. For $57…