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Microsoft today announced that Skype will be coming back to Linux, offering an Alpha build of the new app. The company also announced Skype calling from Chrome for Linux and Chromebooks.
HP is continuing the expansion of its Chromebook lineup with the Chromebook 11 G5, a Chrome OS laptop that is ready for Android apps and can work for 12.5 hours on a charge.
Android apps are finally starting to show up on Chrome OS as Google had announced at I/O. You can try them out today provided you've got some specific devices and are willing to deal with an alpha OS.
From OnePlus 3 and Xbox 95, to Microsoft's Health, Amazon's big failures, Nokia's smartphone resurgence, and Google's (not so) fine in Europe, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Google's Chromebooks are quite popular in the education sector in the US, and now it seems that the devices have apparently outsold Apple's MacBook lineup in the country for the first time.
Yesterday, Google confirmed its plans to bring Android apps and the Play Store to Chrome OS. Today came the formal announcement, including details of implementation and devices that will be supported.
From Android à la MODE and Windows on Apple Watch, to Intel out of phones, Microsoft's not-so-special offers, and BlackBerry's Marshmallow bunkum, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
After departing from Lenovo recently, former Motorola president Rick Osterloh is now returning to Google to take charge of the company's unified hardware division as a Senior Vice President.
Google is preparing to offer "over a million apps and games on Google Play to install and use on your Chromebook", and we're likely to find out more at its I/O developer conference next month.
Google has updated its Chrome Rewards program with a $100K prize, up from $50K for hackers who can compromise a Chromebook or Chromebox remotely in Guest Mode.
Announced a month ago, Acer has officially launched the Windows 10 equivalent of Google's Chromebooks, coming in at jut $169 and running full Windows 10.
After launching earlier this month in the US and UK, Microsoft's new Skype for Web (Beta) is available around the world from today, and now supports instant messaging for Chromebook and Linux users.
A few days ago it was rumored that MediaTek might be entering the Google Chromebook scene, and now a 10 minute video has been released of a Chromebook running on a MediaTek MT8173 SoC.
Chromebook sales are predicted to grow 27% this year - but last year's sales figures reveal that just 1% of Chromebook purchases were made by business customers in the US and EMEA regions in 2014.
Google was recently awarded a patent that makes use of the trackpad for inserting spaces using taps made in the spacebar area, effectively increasing the size of the trackpad on smaller keyboards.
Following the launch of the Neowin Deals store, we're happy to celebrate the occasion by giving away a Chromebook Pixel worth $1000 to one lucky reader; multiple entry options are available.
The Google Store is the new home for the company's latest and greatest devices, which have now been removed from its Play Store - but it seems that its Nexus 5 has finally reached the end of the road.
It's been two years since Google launched its high-end Chromebook Pixel, a $1300 Chrome OS laptop with a 13-inch touchscreen - and the company has now confirmed that a new model is on the way.
This week saw devastating Azure outages, lot's of Black Friday deals and plenty of Windows 10 news which included a kernel change in our in-depth tech roundup of the week.
Thinking of buying a Chromebook during this holiday season? Google is offering an amazing promotion through which you'll be able to save almost $240 by getting 1TB of Google Drive storage free.
In an effort to combat software availability on Chromebooks, Google has joined forces with Adobe to start providing the Photoshop suite on Chromebooks in a scheme called 'Project Photoshop Streaming.'
Samsung has confirmed that it is discontinuing sales of all laptops - including Windows notebooks and Chromebooks - in Europe, but says that it will continue to sell these devices in other markets.
Microsoft continues to be the first choice of the education sector, as a Texas school district and a London-based academy have chosen its products over those offered by Google.
Let's run with the assumption that Chromebooks are doing well. Advocates claim non-tech savvy consumers choose Chromebooks for generally three reasons: simplicity, low maintenance, and easy usage...
Earlier this year at WPC, Microsoft showed off a new range of low-end devices with entry level prices and one such device was the HP stream that will cost $199 when it goes on sale later this year.
Microsoft has recently put up a page on its website that calls out Chromebooks and where they come up short against Windows machines, offering up a few alternatives to consider instead.
Last year, the LA school district signed an agreement with Apple to purchase 30,000 iPads for $30 million with expectations that they would eventually spend $500 million on iPads - but not any more.
Google has revealed that nine new markets around the world will soon be able to buy Chromebooks - although its announcement came in a slightly unusual manner; specifically, in the form of a poem.
HP has lowered the price of its Chromebook 11 to a near impulse level of $249 but will that be enough to move them off of store shelves or do most people still want the full desktop experience?
Microsoft priced a touchscreen Windows 8.1 notebook from Asus at just $199, the same price as many Chromebooks, for today only in the Microsoft Store site, but the laptop quickly sold out.
Samsung has officially announced their new Chromebook 2, with an Exynos 5 Octa processor and a release date slated for next month.
Images of the Samsung Chromebook 2 have been posted to Twitter by famous gadget informant, evleaks, showing its Galaxy Note 3 inspired faux-leather look and slim construction for the very first time.
Google and VMWare jointly announced plans to offer owners of Chromebooks a way to remotely access Windows-based desktops via the Horizon Desktop as a Service program.
Toshiba has announced that they will be releasing a Chromebook in February for $279 but will this one stick or is it destined to be another netbook catastrophe?
Homeless man Leo Grand has released his own app just a few months after learning how to code on his Chromebook. "Trees for Cars" aims to save the environment by creating voluntary carpool services.
Microsoft evangelist Ben Rudolph, who used to compare Windows Phone devices to other smartphones, is shown in a new video hitting the streets to show people that a Chromebook has lots of limitations.
Microsoft has released a new video that bashes that Google and its Chromebook in a clip that features the clan from the popular reality show, Pawn Stars.
Acer has announced it plans to sell few Windows PCs in the future in favor of expanding its products based on Google's Android OS along with more of its Chromebooks.
Research firm NPD says that sales of the Chrome OS-based Chromebooks now have claimed 20 to 25 percent of the sub-$300 laptop market in the US and five percent of all PC sales.
A report claims that fewer than half a million Chromebooks have been sold in the 21 months since they first went on sale, with "compatibility and consumer usage habits" highlighted as factors.
Google has unveiled the first premium Chromebook: the Pixel. It includes an Intel i5 CPU, Intel HD 4000 GPU and 4GB of RAM, as well as a 13-inch high-res display starting at $1,299.
A new report claims that Google is working with PC makers on new Chromebooks models that will have touchscreens for a launch sometime later in 2013, but specifics were not mentioned.
A few days after announcing its first Chromebook, a new rumor claims HP could launch its own Android-based tablets, starting with one running NVIDIA's Tegra 4 processor.
Last week a leaked video was supposedly showing the Chromebook Pixel: a high res touch enabled Google notebook. It's not clear if the video is real but new information shows a more complicated story.
A video has been posted on the Internet that seems to reveal that Google is working on an in-house version of its Chromebook notebook that has a high resolution touchscreen.
It's now official, and you can buy it today. HP's new Pavilion 14 Chromebook is packed with enough features to shoot past competitors, but its price and battery life might leave it lagging behind.
A newly revealed HP documents shows that the PC maker will be the latest to release a Chromebook notebook running on Google's Chrome OS, following the lead from Samsung, Acer and Lenovo.
Acer president JT Wong said in a new interview that the launch of Windows 8 "is still not successful" while also hyping the sales success of its Chromebooks, based on Google's Chrome OS.
Lenovo has announced a Chromebook that is targeted at the education market and is built to withstand the trials and tribulations of the education sector but it's hard to ignore that the device is ugly