Family Link for Chromebooks adds screen time limits, site & app whitelisting and parental management controls

Google added new Family Link features on Chromebooks that allow parents to have more control over how, and how long, their kids use Chrome OS devices. Not every family wants to manage devices, but for those that do, this is a great option to have.

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Talking Pixel Slate usage and productivity on This Week in Google: Is it a tablet or a laptop?

Is the Pixel Slate a tablet first and laptop second? Can you be productive solely with a tablet or do you really need a keyboard? We tackled these and other related questions on This Week in Google, where perhaps some initial device perceptions were changed.

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Chromebooks getting Android’s Fast Pair Bluetooth headphones sync feature in 2019

Forget pairing Bluetooth headphones each and every time you use a new device: Google’s Fast Pair will sync those devices so you pair just once and then every device, including Chromebooks, will automatically work with them.

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Google Duo arrives on more Chromebooks for video calls

The Android version of Google Duo has been quietly updated to support Chromebooks. This is likely in anticipation for the Pixel Slate and its Duo Cam, but it can be installed on clamshell Chromebooks as well.

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Chromebook Black Friday deals, including some already available

With a wide range of Chromebooks now available for every budget and performance preference, you can find a deal on just about any type of Chromebook. Here’s a list of some of the Black Friday Chromebook deals.

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HP Chromebook X2 can be had for $100 off at Best Buy: $499 for the detachable tablet

While you could drop $799 on a Google Pixel Slate, it may make more sense to nab the HP Chromebook X2 on sale for $499 with the included keyboard and pen.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 review: Dethroning the Google Pixelbook

With newer, more powerful processors, extra screen real estate and a lower price point than the Pixelbook, Acer’s Chromebook Spin 13 is ideal for power users or enterprise customers, minus a few small nits.

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Which Google Pixel Slate should you buy? Here’s a guide to answer that

So you’ve decided to buy a Pixel Slate once it becomes available. Ok, but which of the five configurations should you get? Here’s a guide to help you through the process, regardless of your budget.

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Here’s how your Chromebook could play console games in 1080p: Project Stream

Google’s Project Stream is a test of 1080p console gaming over the web using Chrome. Of course, that means you can use a Chromebook too. It may not matter if you don’t have the most powerful device out there since Google is doing the heavy lifting.

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Did Google leak this image of the Pixelbook 2 with smaller bezels?

The Google hardware leaks are just getting silly now: What looks like the Pixelbook 2 with smaller bezels appeared in a blog post… on Google’s own blog.

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Google Store link shows Pixelbook, Chrome tablet and Pixel 3 orders start on October 9

A hidden Google Store link shows that new device orders may begin on October 9, the day Google is expected to show off a refreshed Pixelbook, the Chrome OS tablet code-named “Nocturne” and new Pixel phones. Get your credit cards ready!

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