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Look out for new wearables and more at CES 2014

For years now, the annual Consumer Electronics Show held each January in Las Vegas has been all about the latest in technology, and this year will be no different, but for the first time, fashion could play an important role in the show's biggest takeaways, as wearable technology takes center stage at CES 2014. That's just one of the many categories that Gizmag's team will be going hands (or heads or arms...) on with from the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center and other venues around Sin City this week. Here's a preview of what we expect to make waves at the world's biggest tech show.  Read More

Gizmag's pick of the best laptops of 2013

As I type this round-up of top laptops on my own Windows portable desktop replacement, I can't help thinking that maybe it's time for an upgrade. It seems like only yesterday that dual-core processors, 500 GB hard drives, a couple of hours of portable use and screen resolutions of 1366 x 768 were at the very tip of every salesperson's tongue. But these days such machines would probably have a hard time attracting flies. 2013 has been a year of high performance, low power processors, long battery life, and stunning displays. Read on for a selection of top performers that have caused Gizmag's heart to skip a beat or two.  Read More

Acer has announced its first touchscreen Chromebook, the C720P

Acer has followed last month's release of its C720 Chromebook with the launch of its first touchscreen variant. In addition to supporting up to 10 simultaneous touch points, the C720P is claimed to boot up from cold in just 7 seconds, has twice the built-in storage of its slightly older cousin and comes with 100 GB of Google Drive storage for two years.  Read More

Acer joins the Haswell party with the launch of the C720 Chromebook

When Google announced a new batch of Haswell-based Chromebooks at last month's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, HP was first off the mark with its Chromebook14. This was followed by the colorful Chromebook11 a few days ago, and now Acer has joined the Haswell party with the launch of its third generation Chromebook. The thin and light C720 promises faster performance and longer battery life than previous models and sports a daylight-friendly anti-glare screen.  Read More

The HP Chomebook 11 is Google's latest swing at the affordable laptop market

Rumors of a new 11-inch Chromebook have been building for months now, and the device has finally broken cover today with HP announcing the Chromebook 11. The notebook has the same 11.6-inch screen size as the popular Samsung model, but includes a number of new features such as micro-USB charging and a sleek new design.  Read More

Three new Chromebooks and a Chromebox have been announced by Google at IDF13

During last week's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Google previewed a batch of upcoming Chrome devices based around Intel's 4th-generation Core i processors. As well as revealing new Chromebook models from existing partners Acer and HP, the Mountain View-based multinational also announced two new sign-ups to its cloud-based operating environment in the shape of Toshiba and Asus.  Read More

Google just added new capabilities to Chrome apps, allowing them to look and feel a lot li...

Chromebooks have lowered the price of admission for owning a laptop. Though many Chromebook owners are content to funnel all of their personal computing through a web browser, not everyone wants to sacrifice the native apps that platforms like Windows and Mac OS X can provide. The Chrome OS platform, however, just took another step forward in becoming a viable desktop alternative, with the addition of new browser apps that, well, no longer look the part.  Read More

How do the specs – and other features – of Google's new Chromebook Pixel compare to the Ma...

Apple and Google are no strangers to competition. Ever since Google created Android to rival the iPhone, the two have been fierce rivals. Never before, though, have they competed in the laptop arena. Yet Google’s new Chromebook Pixel is bumping heads with several of Apple’s MacBooks. Read on, as we compare the Chromebook Pixel to the MacBook Air.  Read More

Google has unveiled the Chromebook Pixel, a curious blend of high-end hardware and browser...

Not long ago, Chromebooks – laptops that run Google’s Chrome OS – looked like a doomed product category. With the rise of the tablet, who needed a laptop with a glorified web browser for an operating system? Well, as the Chrome Web Store has evolved and Chromebook prices have dropped, the machines appear to be doing quite well ... So well that Google is now releasing its own high-end model, the Chromebook Pixel.  Read More

The Thinkpad X131e Chromebook from Lenovo

Lenovo has announced a rugged laptop designed specifically for the education sector. The system runs on Google's Chrome OS and depending on its reception, could spell bigger things for the future of Google's browser-based operating system.  Read More

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