Chrome OS http://www.stuff.tv/google/chrome-os/news en-GB Fully Charged: Adobe bringing Photoshop and more to Chromebooks, BlackBerry big on odd phones, and Moto 360 update boosts battery life http://www.stuff.tv/adobe/fully-charged-adobe-bringing-photoshop-and-more-chromebooks-blackberry-big-odd-phones-and-moto <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake up and plug in - it’s our morning roundup of the tech news you need </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Adobe Photoshop for Chromebooks" alt="Adobe Photoshop for Chromebooks" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/adobe-photoshop-chromebook.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adobe Photoshop coming to Chromebooks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Chromebooks aren&rsquo;t particularly known for power, but the low-priced notebooks are gaining major traction with consumers - especially with students. So it makes sense that Adobe has found a way to create a streaming version of the resource-intensive Photoshop for Chromebook customers.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s available in a limited release right now for North American education customers with a Creative Cloud subscription, and some advanced features aren&rsquo;t in this initial cloud-powered version, at least.</p> <p>Google&#39;s post seems to indicate that additional Adobe products will make their way to Chromebooks, as well, and we imagine it&rsquo;s only a matter of time before availability is opened up to a broader set of users, not to mention those outside of North America. Stay tuned.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://chrome.blogspot.com/2014/09/adobe-joins-chromebook-party-starting.html">Google</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/29/6865447/adobe-is-bringing-photoshop-to-chromebooks">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-chromebook-13-packs-nvidias-new-tegra-k1-processor/news">Acer Chromebook gives you killer graphics performance for pennies</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry sees future in untraditional phones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With a square screen, physical keyboard, and an untraditional shape, BlackBerry&rsquo;s Passport is a curious device in today&rsquo;s smartphone landscape. And yet it catches your attention, unlike many of the company&rsquo;s past offerings. Unsurprisingly, that&rsquo;s something BlackBerry wants to keep doing as it returns to profitability after a dire stretch.</p> <p>In an interview with Reuters, BlackBerry&rsquo;s device lead Ron Louks said they&rsquo;d like to have one non-traditional device each year, and that another such handset is already in the works - and carriers have already seen it. &ldquo;When it comes to design and being a little bit disruptive, we want that &#39;wow&#39; factor,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Not all of the products will have it, but we definitely have opportunities.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/29/us-blackberry-launch-devices-idUSKCN0HO1O520140929">Reuters</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-passport/review">BlackBerry Passport hands-on preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Passport" alt="BlackBerry Passport" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-passport-photo.JPG" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto 360 update reportedly enhances battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Much as we like Motorola&rsquo;s Moto 360, the best of the Android Wear bunch to date, its inconsistent battery life is a definite downer, as the smartwatch sometimes fails to give you a full day of use. Luckily, the watch recently got a new update, and it&rsquo;s purportedly significantly extending the battery life for some users.</p> <p>Some Reddit users (via Android Police) are claiming to receive upwards of 50% more battery life after installing the update, which should help bridge the gap to bedtime even with the ambient screen on. Not all users are seeing as much of a boost, however, so your experience may be different. Still, it&rsquo;s well worth the download even if the battery boost is minor.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/09/29/some-users-are-reporting-vastly-improved-battery-life-on-the-moto-360-after-last-weeks-update/">Android Police</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">Motorola Moto 360 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Motorola Moto 360" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-moto360-battery.JPG" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/adobe/fully-charged-adobe-bringing-photoshop-and-more-chromebooks-blackberry-big-odd-phones-and-moto#comments Adobe BlackBerry Chrome OS Laptops Moto 360 Motorola Passport Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1448893 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer C720 Chromebook http://www.stuff.tv/acer-c720-chromebook/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer&#039;s take on the browser-based Chromebook might just be the low-cost, low-power laptop we&#039;ve been waiting for </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Acer C720 Chromebook" alt="Acer C720 Chromebook laptop review" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer_c720_chromebook_laptop_review_001.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/henrywinchester" title="View user profile.">henrywinchester</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google&rsquo;s Chromebooks have usurped netbooks as the cheapo laptops of choice.</p> <p>These mini-wonders simply run the Chrome OS, which simply runs the Chrome browser. It&rsquo;s all very low-cost, low-power, low-hassle, but that simplicity is both a strength and a weakness. Although supremely user-friendly, Chromebooks lack the power to play most games or attempt intensive tasks such as video editing. Still, Google&rsquo;s superb Drive takes care of office duties, while the likes of YouTube, Netflix and Spotify are all present.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £200.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cheap </div> <div class="field-item even"> Plenty of ports </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Decent battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Below-par screen </div> <div class="field-item even"> Tinny speakers </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Lacks power </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simple pleasures </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Acer&rsquo;s dressed the 11.6in C720 in a kind of tech Burton suit: all grey, corporate dourness. But look beyond the façade and you&rsquo;ll be impressed.</p> <p>It boots up in less than seven seconds thanks to a dual-core Intel processor and 16GB SSD, and there&rsquo;s a handy 100GB of free Google storage thrown in, too. Battery life is also decent &ndash; we wangled just over five and a half hours out of it in our browser test.</p> <p>But its biggest advantage over its rivals is that it&rsquo;s well served for ports, with HDMI, USB3.0 and an SD slot. It&rsquo;s a bit of a letdown for multimedia &ndash; the screen is washed out, and the speakers lose definition at high volumes &ndash; but if you&rsquo;re after a cheap, reliable laptop which will never need updating, it fits the bill.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Acer C720 Chromebook" alt="Acer C720 Chromebook laptop review" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/acer_c720_chromebook_laptop_review_002.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer C720 Chromebook tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Operating system </strong>- Chrome OS</p> <p><strong>Processor</strong> - Intel Celeron 2955U @ 1.4GHz</p> <p><strong>RAM</strong> - 2GB DDR3</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong> - 11.6in display with 1366x768 resolution</p> <p><strong>Storage</strong> - 16GB + 100GB Google Drive</p> <p><strong>Connections</strong> - USB2.0, USB3.0, HDMI, SD card reader, 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0</p> <p><strong>Dimensions/weight</strong> - 288x202x19.1/1.25kg</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While the rival <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chromebook-11/hp-chromebook-11/review">HP Chromebook 11</a> is more attractive, with a white exterior and IPS screen, when put on the spot we&#39;d go for the Acer C720.</p> <p>Why? Those handy extra ports. The simple addition of HDMI and, particularly, an SD reader makes all the difference, giving this simple cloud-based laptop the flexibility it needs to compete with the big boys. And given its &pound;200 price tag, it really is an alternative to splashing out on a &#39;proper&#39; machine.</p> <p>And if you still fancy the touch-based experience you get on a tablet or Windows 8 laptop, there&#39;s always the touchscreen version of the C720. It&#39;ll set you back roughly &pound;80 extra, but also boosts the hard-drive space by 32GB.</p> <p>Either way, the Acer C720 is our favourite Chromebook and shoots straight into our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/laptops/top-ten">laptops Top 10</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/laptops/top-ten">The 10 best laptops in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Acer C720 Chromebook" alt="Acer C720 Chromebook laptop review" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/acer_c720_chromebook_laptop_review_003.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Acer C720 is the most capable and useful Chromebook we&rsquo;ve seen so far</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/acer-c720-chromebook/review#comments Acer Chrome OS Google Laptops Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:28:38 +0000 Marc McLaren 1432540 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Hasselblad’s indestructible HV camera, HP unveils its Chromebox, and the London house with a spectacular tech secret http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/fully-charged-hasselblad-s-indestructible-hv-camera-hp-unveils-its-chromebox-and-london-ho <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All tech’s exciting goings-on, squeezed onto one page </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hasselblad HV" alt="Hasselblad HV" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hasselblad-hv.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hasselblad HV: a Sony A99 dressed in couture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Few camera companies enjoy a reputation as rock solid as Hasselblad (these are the cameras <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hasselblad-500-unsung-hero-moon-landings/news">NASA chose to take to the moon</a>, so reliable were they), but its recent partnership with Sony is raising some eyebrows. The Hasselblad HV is basically a Sony A99 in fancier clothes &ndash; and at over twice the price.</p> <p>The HV&rsquo;s innards and controls are the same the A99&rsquo;s, but it has a more rugged outer shell made of titanium and high-grade aluminium, plus a removeable &ldquo;super resin&rdquo; case which enables it to operate in temperatures between -40 degrees and 80 degrees Celsius. It costs, when bundled with a Sony 24-70mm Carl Zeiss lens, &euro;8,500 (around &pound;7,075), while you could buy the Sony A99 with the same lens for around &pound;3,500.</p> <p>The A99 is an excellent camera as it is, and arguably better-looking in its utilitarian elegance than the rather flouncy HV. But if you have money to burn and a desire to shoot in conditions that would likely kill you, we guess the HV would make a decent alternative.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://luxurylaunches.com/gadgets/hasselblad-hv.php">Luxury Launches</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/rx100/hasselblad-stellar-compact-camera-beautiful-blinged-out-sony-rx100/news">Hasselblad Stellar compact camera: a beautiful, blinged-out Sony RX100</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony shutters its ebook store </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony has decided to close its online ebook store in the US and Canada as it strives to return to profitability. The company has been losing money year-on-year and this seems like just one cost-cutting effort it&rsquo;ll be making in the near future. In the future, North American owners of Sony&rsquo;s ereader devices will be able to buy new books through the Kobo store. The Kobo app will also come pre-installed on select Xperia phones.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sony-selects-kobo-to-bring-its-world-class-ebookstore-to-sony-readers-in-the-us-and-canada-243980951.html">PR Newswire</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/prs-t2/sony-prs-t2-e-reader-comes-packing-potter/news">Sony PRS-T2 ereader comes packing Potter</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" title="Sony shutters its ebook store" alt="Sony shutters its ebook store" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-prs-t2-e-reader_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This London house conceals an interstellar secret </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The London property market is decidedly strong right now, but this huge Crystal Palace pile has something that most rival houses don&rsquo;t: a spaceship.</p> <p>The 11-bedroom Victorian property&rsquo;s current owners have decorated it in a pretty tame style &ndash; except for one room in the attic, which has been done up in the style of a Blake&rsquo;s 7 1970s sci-fi cockpit, complete with pilot and co-pilot seats and computer monitors. We reckon it&rsquo;d be the best place to play Elite or Eve Online in the world. And a snip at &pound;3,250,000.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-41542705.html">Rightmove</a> via <a href="http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2014/02/06/want-to-live-in-a-house-with-a-spaceship-in-the-attic/">Time Out</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This London house conceals an interstellar secret" alt="This London house conceals an interstellar secret" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/crystal-palace-house.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="This London house conceals an interstellar secret" alt="This London house conceals an interstellar secret" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/spaceship-attic.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HP reveals upcoming Chromebox </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HP has announced that it will launch a Chromebox computer this spring (in the US, at least). The compact device (think the original Apple TV in terms of size) will turn any TV into a Google Chrome PC, allowing you to browse the web, use Chromecast, and access Google Drive and Play.</p> <p>HP has not revealed detailed specs or pricing for its Chromebook yet, but it will have an Intel Core i7 processor, four USB ports, HDMI, DisplayPort, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/hp-chromebox/overview.html?jumpid=sc_r11260_go_chromebox">HP</a> via <a href="http://www.slashgear.com/hp-chromebox-detailed-ahead-of-spring-arrival-06316010/">SlashGear</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-tiny-4k-chromebox-could-be-ultimate-netflix-machine/news">Asus&rsquo; tiny 4K Chromebox could be the ultimate Netflix machine</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HP reveals upcoming Chromebox" alt="HP reveals upcoming Chromebox" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hp-chromebox.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Chrome OS Ebook Readers HP System Cameras Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:14:25 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1432140 at http://www.stuff.tv Asus' tiny 4K Chromebox could be the ultimate Netflix machine http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-tiny-4k-chromebox-could-be-ultimate-netflix-machine/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet the little black box that can pump out 4K on a miniature budget </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="640" height="480" title="Asus&#039; tiny 4K Chromebox could be the ultimate Netflix machine" alt="Asus&#039; tiny 4K Chromebox could be the ultimate Netflix machine" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/asus-chromebox.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Asus has lifted the curtains off a new mini Chrome OS PC, and it only costs US$180.</p> <p>At just under 5 inches wide and a little over 1.5 inches tall, the Chromebox&#39;s black shell manages to house an Intel Haswell i3 or Celeron 295U processor, along with either 2GB or 4GB of RAM and Intel&#39;s integrated HD graphics.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Intel i3 and i7 models of the Asus Chromebox will be capable of pumping out 4K content via the HDMI or Display Port, which could make it the ideal movie streaming machine when Netflix&#39;s 4K service lands.</p> <p>If you want to supercharge your telly with Chrome OS on a budget then you can pick up the Chromebox in March from US$180.</p> <p>We&#39;ve contacted Asus for UK pricing information, and will update the story accordingly.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2014/eyes-we-feast-our-peepers-netflixs-4k-streaming-video/news" target="_blank">Eyes-on with Netflix&#39;s stunning 4K streaming video</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://promos.asus.com/us/chrome-os/chromebox/" target="_blank">Asus </a>via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/04/asus-chromebox/" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="608" height="456" title="Asus&#039; tiny 4K Chromebox could be the ultimate Netflix machine" alt="Asus&#039; tiny 4K Chromebox could be the ultimate Netflix machine" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-chromebox-netflix.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-tiny-4k-chromebox-could-be-ultimate-netflix-machine/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-tiny-4k-chromebox-could-be-ultimate-netflix-machine/news#comments Asus Chrome OS Desktops Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:47:04 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1432064 at http://www.stuff.tv 8 Google Chrome OS apps to get your Chromebook flying http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/8-essential-google-chrome-os-apps-get-your-chromebook-flying/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Getting a Chromebook for Chrimbo? Here’s how to get started on your new cloud-based, browser-lovin Chromeputer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best Google Chromebook apps" alt="Best Google Chromebook apps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/8_HP_Chromebook_11_Color_Stack.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">They may be affordable and super-portable, but with the right selection of apps, Chrome OS-based laptops are also amazingly capable. Before your get lost in the <a href="https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps">Chrome web store</a>&#39;s annals, make sure you install the following.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pixlr Editor / Pixlr Touch Up (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Both of these photo-editing apps work offline. Pixlr Touch Up is a fairly basic but nice-looking touch-o&rsquo;-magic for your photos, while Pixlr Editor is more of a PhotoShop-esque experience. You&rsquo;ll see a File menu appear along the top of the window, giving you menus to trace, feather, layer, filter, clone and so on. It&rsquo;s not going to kill CS6 in the near future but hey, it&rsquo;s free and it works in a web browser.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best Chromebook apps" alt="Best Chromebook apps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/PixlrEditor.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WeVideo / WeVideo Next (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">It&rsquo;s more iMovie than Final Cut Pro, but the fact that WeVideo exists, and that it lets you edit video on an 800g laptop, deserves a little round of applause in itself.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">WeVideo Next is the offline version, to be found in the For Your Desktop part of the Chrome Web Store. It doesn&rsquo;t have the more fully-featured editing options of the online version, but it&rsquo;ll let you cut together your holiday movie on the plane home.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best Chromebook apps" alt="Best Chromebook apps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/WeVideo.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pocket (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">If you spend a lot of time reading The Internet (and that&rsquo;s what you&rsquo;re doing now, right?), install the Pocket Chrome extension (or Firefox Add-on) to your other machines and the app on your Chromebook. Whenever you come across an article you don&rsquo;t have time to read all the way through, hit the little Pocket icon to the right of the URL bar and it&rsquo;ll store it for offline reading on your Chromebook. Sadly you can&rsquo;t Pocket videos at the moment, but there&rsquo;s talk of adding offline capability to YouTube.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best Chromebook apps" alt="Best Chromebook apps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Pocket.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Files (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">It&rsquo;s a basic file manager. Does what it says on the non-existent digital tin. It is, however, very useful: it&rsquo;s the easiest way of locating files that are stored on an SD card or external hard drive, and you can use it to clean up your Downloads folder or build a basic little file structure in there.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gmail Offline (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Again, self-explanatory but useful: it syncs your emails as the Gmail app would on your phone, so you can read and reply to everything in your inbox when you&rsquo;re on the go and then boink it all down the interpipe when you get your connection back.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Old Maps Online (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Do you like looking at nice old maps? Of course you do, and this clever use of the Google Maps API shows you which maps from the last 1000 years exit for any given area, allowing you to fascinate yourself with history while sniggering at names like Monke&rsquo;s Bumshed and Claverton Titpardon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1524" height="812" title="http://www.stuff.tv/top-20-games-you-can-play-free-your-browser/feature" alt="http://www.stuff.tv/top-20-games-you-can-play-free-your-browser/feature" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen%20shot%202013-12-20%20at%2011.32.35.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WorkFlowy (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">WorkFlowy looks like a bit of a joke when you fire it up: a blank page stares back at you, daring you to treat it like Notepad. But Notepad it ain&rsquo;t: WorkFlowy is the thinking man&rsquo;s EverNote, a geektastic to-do list generator that&rsquo;s powerful, customisable and free from clutter. If you prefer something with a touch more colour, Any.do, Wunderlist and Google&rsquo;s own Keep app are also keen to get you organised.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best Chromebook apps" alt="Best Chromebook apps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/WorkFlowy.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">We&rsquo;re still waiting for Spotify to make a proper Chrome app that can store some tunes on your Chromebook for offline listening, but for now it&rsquo;s handy to have this one &ndash; essentially just a link to the Web Player &ndash; in your toolbar for ready ravin&rsquo;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best Chromebook apps" alt="Best Chromebook apps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify-web-player.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Now the bad news. Your new Chromebook will enable you to make wonderful things, but when it comes to just sitting around wasting your time on games, the Chrome Web store is sadly reminiscent of the early days of Android Market. That said, browser-based games are growing in power, and there are a few that are well worth checking out.<em> Dust </em>and <em>Command &amp; Conquer: Tiberium Alliances</em> are two surprisingly powerful strategy games, <em>Murder Files</em> will keep you entertained offline and <em>Cube Slam</em> is a nice bit of two-player fun (or one-player, if you like playing tennis with a digital bear).</p> <p class="p1">Want more? <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/top-20-games-you-can-play-free-your-browser/feature">Check out our 22 best browser games feature right here. </a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1400" height="875" title="Best Chromebook apps" alt="Best Chromebook apps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/ccta_screenshot_6.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/8-essential-google-chrome-os-apps-get-your-chromebook-flying/feature#comments Chrome OS Google Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:29:05 +0000 Will Findlater 1430301 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Chrome comes to the desktop PC, Tony Stark's shades and IBM's cyber bouncer http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/fully-charged-chrome-comes-desktop-augmented-reality-shades-and/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Before braving the outside world, it&#039;s time to get up to date with all things tech in today&#039;s fully charged </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="253" title="LG Chromebase" alt="LG Chromebase" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CHROMEBASE_11.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chrome your desk </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG is set to bring Chrome OS to a desktop near you with with a new slick-looking all in one.</p> <p>Called Chromebase, it boasts a 21.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display.</p> <p>Inside, there&#39;s an Intel Celeron CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD, while it also has some clever features such as a HDMI in so you can use it as a monitor (presumably for you Chromebook).</p> <p>LG is keeping tight-lipped about the price, so you&#39;ll just have to wait until<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014"> CES</a> to find out how much it&#39;ll cost to Chrome your desktop. Check out more&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/ces-and-beyond-ten-tech-trends-will-define-2014/feature">CES 2014 news, predictions and trends here.</a></p> <p>Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/64056">LG</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tony Stark&#039;s sunglasses? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While Google struggles to make Glass look cool, US firm Meta seems to have managed to create an augmented reality pair of specs that even Tony Stark would wear.</p> <p>Set to go on sale next year for $3,000, the MetaPro glasses are housed in an aviator style frame, boast an&nbsp;Intel i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB solid state drive.</p> <p>There&#39;s also Wi-Fi connectivity as well as Bluetooth 4.0 so that you can connect with your phone and tablet.</p> <p>However, there is a slight catch - a mini PC unit that fits in your pocket, and is connected by a cable.</p> <p>Despite this, the MetaPro is yet another indication that 2014 could be the year of the wearable - and also the first wearable spec system that doesn&#39;t make you look like a cyborg.</p> <p>Source: <a href="https://www.spaceglasses.com/">Meta</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/haXFa1yYwJw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple TV gets a Sky Sports day out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While still officially a hobby, Apple TV is going from strength to strength,and Sky today added NOW TV&rsquo;s Sky Sports Day Pass to the tiny box&rsquo;s menu, letting owners watch live sport from their sofa.</p> <p>The &pound;9.99 Sky Sports Day Pass is billed directly to your iTunes account, giving access to six Sky Sports channels without a contract.</p> <p>Sky boasts that upcoming events include matches from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League knockout stages, Capital One Cup and Sky Bet Football League, Rugby Union&rsquo;s Heineken Cup, the World Darts Championship, and the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.nowtv.com/">Now TV</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="267" height="189" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IBM&#039;s cyber-bouncer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>IBM has revealed its annual look at the future of tech, and this year it;s boffins believe we will soon see the emergence of cyber-bouncers that help us out online.</p> <p>&quot;Security is evolving from being based on rules, like passwords, to being automatic and made stronger through us just being us,&quot; researcher JR Rao says.</p> <p>&quot;This guardian will have your back, trained to focus on the people and items it is entrusted with based on a 360 degree of an individual&rsquo;s data, devices and applications.</p> <p>&quot;It will make inferences about what&rsquo;s normal or reasonable activity and what&rsquo;s not, ready to spot deviations that could be precursors to an attack and a stolen identity.&quot;</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibm_predictions_for_future/ideas/index.html">IBM</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/al8ng82nRss" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Now caroling </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Got an Android device? Good. Fire up Google Now, type/speak the phrase "let's go caroling" and you'll be treated to a handful of Christmas carols, with karaoke lyrics to boot. How's that for a Christmas Easter egg?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="668" height="501" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/caroling-google-now.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/fully-charged-chrome-comes-desktop-augmented-reality-shades-and/feature#comments Apple CES 2014 Chrome OS Film and TV Google Wed, 18 Dec 2013 07:19:43 +0000 Mark Prigg 1430221 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: The Amiga 500 lives again, MIT's X-ray motion sensor and the goldilocks mug that can keep your coffee just right http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/fully-charged-amiga-500-lives-again-mits-x-ray-motion-sensor-and-goldilocks-mug-can-keep-y <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How to relive your youth, see through walls and keep your coffee for longer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1430" height="964" title="Fully Charged: Amiga 500" alt="Fully Charged: Amiga 500" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202013-12-12%20at%2021.48.25.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Amiga lives! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you spent much of your youth playing Sensible Soccer or pinball, then you&#39;re probably old enough to be extremely excited by today&#39;s big news - the Amiga 500 is back, and more importantly, you can play it at work.</p> <p>Google developer Christian Stefansen has managed to get the machine&#39;s OS running inside the Chrome browser.&nbsp;</p> <p>He&#39;s put the whole thing online, complete with tech demos, although you&#39;ll have to supply your own games. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hall-fame-amiga-500/feature">Read all about what made the Amiga 500 great in our Hall of Fame feature.</a></p> <p>Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://pnacl-amiga-emulator.appspot.com/" target="_blank">Amiga 500 Emulator</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The perfect coffee cup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;ve ever burnt your mouth on hot coffee only to then let it go cold, this new smartmug could ease your pain (and your bill at Starbucks).</p> <p>The Temperfect mug stores the excess heat, releasing it back once your drink cools down - ensuring its always at the perfect temperature to drink.</p> <p>&quot;This project was born of my frustration with not being able to drink my carefully-brewed, but too hot, coffee right after I made it, and it then getting cold before I had time to enjoy it,&quot; said Dean Verhoeven, who is raising funds for the project on Kickstarter.</p> <p>&quot;I thought about this problem and had an inspiration: why not take the excess heat out of the too-hot coffee, store it in the wall of the mug, and then use it later to keep the coffee at a pleasant drinking temperature.&quot;</p> <p>The resulting mug thankfully also looks pretty cool, and could be yours for a mere $40.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deandavidv/the-temperfect-mug-coffee-and-tea-at-the-perfect-t" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="640" height="339" title="Temperfect mug" alt="Temperfect mug" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/9feda4e42ac8b2fc9958ec0a158b1c6f_large.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIT looks through walls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It might not look quite as cool as x-ray specs, but hide behind a wall, and MIT&#39;s 3D motion-tracking tech will still see you.</p> <p>Relying on complex analysis of a wireless network that bunches waves off your body (rather like sonar), the WiTrack doesn&rsquo;t rely on cameras or sensors.</p> <p>For tracking the elderly, it&rsquo;s perfect - and MIT also has some neat applications like letting you turn off your TV from another room just by pointing at it through a wall.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://witrack.csail.mit.edu/" target="_blank">MIT</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sbFZPPC7REc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3D-print your own porsche </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Porsche has put all of the plans for its Cayman online, allowing fans to print their own - albeit a pocket sized version.</p> <p>The car giant says it want to see what fans do wiht the models, and is encouraging them to customise the iconic car and upload a picture of their creation.</p> <p>&quot;Your dream can only come true if you give it a shape,&quot; the say.</p> <p>&quot;Why not with your 3D printer? We offer you the Cayman as 3D printing data.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;Create, print and colorize your personal Cayman.&quot;</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.psfk.com/2013/12/3d-printed-miniature-porsche.html" target="_blank">PSFK</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1aJ48gCblHQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/fully-charged-amiga-500-lives-again-mits-x-ray-motion-sensor-and-goldilocks-mug-can-keep-y#comments Chrome OS Google Kinect Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:25:14 +0000 Mark Prigg 1430062 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer C720P Chromebook brings affordable touchscreen goodness to Google's Chrome OS http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-c720p-chromebook-brings-touchscreen-goodness-googles-chrome-os/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can&#039;t afford Google&#039;s beautiful-but-pricey Chromebook Pixel? Acer has you covered </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="716" height="537" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-chromebook.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google&#39;s Chromebook Pixel is a beautiful slab of tech and its rock-solid design and gorgeous pixel-saturated touchscreen blew both our hands and eyes away in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromebook-pixel/review" target="_blank">our review</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sadly, its huge US$1300 price tag also blew our wallets away, and there&#39;s no way we could justify ever shattering our bank balance for what it offers.</p> <p>Enter Acer&#39;s newly revealed C720p &ndash; the second Chromebook after the Pixel to offer a touchscreen, and it only costs US$300.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-c720p-chromebook-brings-touchscreen-goodness-googles-chrome-os/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-c720p-chromebook-brings-touchscreen-goodness-googles-chrome-os/news#comments Acer Chrome OS Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:15:43 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429512 at http://www.stuff.tv Free 100GB Google Drive storage coming to Chromebook users? http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/free-100gb-google-drive-storage-coming-chromebook-users/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If your laptop is cloud storage reliant Google might just have you covered for space </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Chromebook_100gb_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4431.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Who does cloud storage mean more to than anyone? Well, yes, Care Bears – but we’re talking about storage-suffering Chromebook users. Google must have seen this and might be about to help by dealing out 100GB of free cloud space to its Chromebook users through Google Drive.</p> <p>A mystery Google+ user by the name of François Beaufort has dug down into the Chromium source code and found a line that reads, “Get 100GB free with Google Drive”. It appears that only new Chromebook buyers and Chromebook by Samsung users will get this freebie. When that will happen is still unclear.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/rumour-mill/free-100gb-google-drive-storage-coming-to-chromebook-users </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/free-100gb-google-drive-storage-coming-chromebook-users/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/free-100gb-google-drive-storage-coming-chromebook-users/news#comments Chrome OS Google Wed, 01 Aug 2012 07:48:04 +0000 Luke Edwards 422164 at http://www.stuff.tv Google and Samsung launch Chromebox and new Chromebook http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/google-and-samsung-launch-chromebox-and-new-chromebook/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google&#039;s taking another stab at internet-addicted hardware with a Mac Mini rival and updated laptop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="373" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-chromebox-chromebook_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4956.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google has <a href="http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/next-step-in-chrome-os-journey.html">unveiled</a> a new, faster Chromebook and stuck Chrome OS into a desktop for the first time to produce the Samsung-built Chromebox. This Mac Mini style computer passes on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/samsung-series-5-chromebook">Chromebook's</a> 3G skills but adds four USB ports to the Chrome OS laptop's offering of two.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/google-and-samsung-launch-chromebox-and-new-chromebook </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/google-and-samsung-launch-chromebox-and-new-chromebook/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/google-and-samsung-launch-chromebox-and-new-chromebook/news#comments Chrome OS Google Wed, 30 May 2012 07:28:19 +0000 Sophie Charara 421357 at http://www.stuff.tv Google confirms Chrome Metro makeover for Windows 8 http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/google-confirms-chrome-metro-makeover-windows-8/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looks like you won&#039;t be stuck using Internet Explorer with Windows 8, as Chrome joins Firefox for a Metro makeover </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/windows%25208%2520and%2520google%2520chrome%2520browser_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1010.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google has announced it will be taking a cue from Firefox by agreeing <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/web/news-nugget/firefox-to-go-metro-for-windows-8">to play nice with Microsoft's most radical OS overhaul</a> – the hotly-anticipated <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/software-and-os/imho/imho-%E2%80%93-the-ipad-3-has-a-serious-rival-in-windows-8">Windows 8</a>. </p> <p>A Google spokesperson has confirmed the search giant is working on a Metro-style version of its Chrome browser for Windows 8. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/news-nugget/google-confirms-chrome-metro-makeover-for-windows-8 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/google-confirms-chrome-metro-makeover-windows-8/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/google-confirms-chrome-metro-makeover-windows-8/news#comments Chrome OS Google Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:02:17 +0000 Lucy Hedges 420382 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Chrome cloud gaming set to rival OnLive? http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/google-chrome-cloud-gaming-set-rival-onlive/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video game streaming and gamepad support might be headed Chrome&#039;s way </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="337" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-chrome-cloud-gaming-onlive_0.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google Chrome could be set to morph into a glorious gaming beast, with Google planning to support <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/need-to-know/need-to-know-%E2%80%93-onlive%E2%80%99s-uk-launch">OnLive</a>-style cloud gaming and peripherals like gamepads on the browser.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/rumour-mill/google-chrome-cloud-gaming-set-to-rival-onlive </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/google-chrome-cloud-gaming-set-rival-onlive/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/google-chrome-cloud-gaming-set-rival-onlive/news#comments Chrome OS Google Fri, 25 Nov 2011 15:26:27 +0000 Sophie Charara 418943 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Chrome OS http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-chrome-os/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google’s first computer operating system dreams of a life spent in the cloud, but is it all just pie in the sky? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="333" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chrome-os-webstore.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="333" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chrome-os-image-edit.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="333" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chrome-os-stuff.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="431" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chrome-os-side.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="350" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chrome-os-top-down.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether you just take the odd look at Google Maps or run your whole life with its online organisers, chances are you’re familiar with Google’s apps. Chrome OS takes this ubiquity to its logical conclusion, reducing an entire operating system to a browser and a bunch of Google accounts. That simplicity means it can run on very basic hardware, with all the storage and number-crunching handled by Google’s servers.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Chrome OS falls victim to being ahead of its time – but when wireless web access is never out of reach, its day will come</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/google-chrome-os </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-chrome-os/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-chrome-os/review#comments Chrome OS Google Netbooks Wed, 11 May 2011 15:25:14 +0000 Paddy Smith 416421 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour Mill – Chrome OS laptops slated for November http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-chrome-os-laptops-slated-november/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is the big G ready to ship its OS on mainstream hardware? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1676409e9mn_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_214.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google’s Chrome OS has been gestating for a while, and now it could be coming to a Christmas stocking near you.</p> <p>Rumours being bandied about by <a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20101101PD223.html" target="_blank">DigiTimes</a> suggest we’ll see the first “smartbooks” running the OS this month, November 2010, including a Google-branded laptop (a PC version of the Nexus One, if you like).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/rumour-mill-chrome-os-laptops-slated-november </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-chrome-os-laptops-slated-november/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-chrome-os-laptops-slated-november/news#comments Chrome OS Google Tue, 02 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 15220 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour mill – Google Chrome OS tablet launching on November 26 http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-google-chrome-os-tablet-launching-november-26/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google’s heavily rumoured and theoretically brilliant Chrome OS tablet could be filling our Christmas stockings </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/19589021bmn_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_363.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So, here’s a rumour well worth listening to. Google has been quietly building a Chrome OS tablet and will unleash it less than a month before Christmas.</p> <p>Word on this comes from <a href="http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/08/18/google-verizon-chrome-os-tablet-on-sale-november-26-2010/" target="_blank">Download Squad</a>, whose source says the HTC-built slate will be a Verizon exclusive when it launches in the US the day after Thanksgiving (and, incidentally, the busiest shopping day in the American calendar).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/rumour-mill-google-chrome-os-tablet-launching-november-26 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-google-chrome-os-tablet-launching-november-26/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-google-chrome-os-tablet-launching-november-26/news#comments Chrome OS Google Wed, 18 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14935 at http://www.stuff.tv