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Google announces “Project Stream”—a “test” of game streaming in Chrome

Enlarge Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Google just announced “Project Stream,” a “technical test” of a service designed to stream AAA video games à la Playstation Now and GeForce Now. We’ve heard rumors of a “Project Yeti” gaming service for some time now, and this looks to be the first sign of a real “Google Gaming” product. The Project […]

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Chrome now using native Windows 10 notifications, Action Center

We’re now rolling out support for native notifications in Chrome 68 using the Windows 10 Action Center—super exciting! Would love to hear your feedback! — Peter Beverloo (@beverloo) August 8, 2018 As of today, Chrome users on Windows 10 are going to start seeing Chrome notifications delivered as regular Windows notifications. This means that […]

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Acer’s Chromebook Spin 13 tempts professionals to use Chrome OS at work

Acer’s new Chromebook Spin 13 convertible. Valentina Palladino It has a fairly simple keyboard and trackpad area. Valentina Palladino 360° hinges let the device spin and rotate into different positions. Valentina Palladino Tent mode. Valentina Palladino The hinges are quite sturdy. Valentina Palladino One USB-C port along with the power button and the SD card […]


Windows 10 vs. MacOS vs. Chrome OS

Choosing between operating systems isn’t a new problem — it’s been around for a few decades. But the latest incarnations of both software and hardware offer some new options to consumers at all price and experience levels. Windows and Mac have been in active development for decades, and if you’re looking for a computer for […]

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Google bans cryptomining Chrome extensions because they refuse to play by the rules

Enlarge/ Mining: no longer welcome in Chrome. Jeremy Buckingham / Flickr After a policy that previously permitted them, Google has decided to remove any and all Chrome extensions that mine for cryptocurrencies after finding that too many developers didn’t play by the company’s rules. Google allowed Chrome extensions that performed mining with the proviso that […]