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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How to view the differences between two Chrome OS versions

With this custom URL, it’s easy to see what’s new or changed between two Chrome OS versions on the same channel in lieu of full release notes.

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Will Atlas, Nocturne or both be a Pixelbook 2 at the #MadeByGoogle event on October 9?

The #MadeByGoogle hardware event is happening on October 9 in New York City where we should see at least one, if not two, new detachable Chromebooks. Will it be Atlas, Nocturne or both?

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Got a Chromebook? Consider securing it with a Google Titan key

Google’s Titan security key is now available for $50 and adds a second authentication factor for online accounts to mitigate phishing attacks. Guess what: You can use it for 2FA logins on your Chromebook too.

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This LTE module could mean always on connectivity for the Pixelbook 2

The FCC is assigning new IDs to both a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module and an LTE chipset to none other than Google. There are many device possibilities here, but pairing this news with previous evidence of the Pixelbook 2 suggests a Google-branded LTE-capable Chromebook.

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Why Cheza, the Snapdragon 845 Chromebook, could run for 20+ hours on a charge

The Cheza Chromebook — essentially a detachable Chrome OS tablet — will use the Wand keyboard which has its own internal battery. Code suggests the two power packs will work together and that could bring some serious run time on a charge.

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How does the Pixelbook stay cool without a fan?

A reader wants to know how the Pixelbooks stay cool, even with a Core i7 model. The answer has everything to do with choosing a chipset that balances performance and power consumption.

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Google One cloud storage is available for all today

Google One storage was an invite-only but as of today, Google says it’s available for all in the U.S. Even better: there are few more goodies for Google One users.

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Why is the Android version of Microsoft Excel not compatible with Chromebooks? (Updated)

The Android version of Excel can’t be installed on a range of Chromebook models, including my Pixelbook. This situation has been going on for nine months, which is nearly nine months too long.

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