Yes, the Pixelbook power button is a U2F key. Here’s why I wouldn’t use it.

Yes, you can use the power button of the Pixelbook for two-factor authentication. But it’s a terrible idea: You’re actually decreasing the security factor with this method. Here’s why.

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Why don’t Chromebooks have Thunderbolt 3 support?

A reader wants to know why there are no Thunderbolt 3 outputs on Chrome OS devices? It may have to do with Linux as well as ARM-powered Chrome OS devices and use cases of Chromebook users.

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Should you buy a Pixelbook or wait for the HP Chromebook X2?

In the market for a Chromebook but not sure to get the Pixelbook or wait for the HP Chromebook X2 or another detachable? The answer may depend on how much value you place on a true tablet.

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Google I/O 2018 preview: What to expect for Chrome OS

It’s nearly here: Tomorrow, Google kicks off I/O, its annual developer conference that often includes an exciting product announcement or two. With so much recent activity in the Chrome OS space, Android won’t be the sole star of the show, which is typically the case.

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Another school district invests nearly $2 million in Chromebooks, not iPads

Apple’s general audience iPad won’t likely move the needle in the education market. Instead, districts like Lincoln Public Schools which is spending $1.9 million on 6,300 Chromebooks, are apt to spend less on hardware and get more.

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Why people (wrongly) assume Chromebooks have to be inexpensive

Almost every time I tweet about or mention the Pixelbook I purchased a few weeks ago, I inevitably hear that the device costs too much. But Google has always focused Chrome OS and Chromebooks on what it calls the “three S’s” — Simplicity, Speed, and Security — for a range of markets.

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Why Chrome tablets will be a game changer

The Acer Chromebook Tab 10, is perhaps the biggest paradigm shift in the mobile space since Apple’s 2010 introduction of the first iPad. How can that be, you ask? The main reason: The Chromebook Tab 10 is the first tablet to combine the now common experience and simplicity of mobile apps with a true desktop browsing experience.

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