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Update for Chromebooks Enhances Security, Wipes All Data

In a report from Androidpolice, security researchers recently discovered a bug in the Infineon TPM firmware which allows hackers to potentially brute-force a Chromebook to obtain encrypted data. The bug potentially affects all Chromebooks using the newest Infineon TPM chip, the full list can be found in the original article. The downside is, the way the TPM module works, it requires you to wipe the computer in order to update the firmware. Doesn’t sound to me like most people will need to do this update, as the chance of a brute-force on most people’s devices are fairly slim. Makes me wonder if the Intel patch for Meltdown and Spectre will just be a bottle of kerosene and a match. I di…
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Chromebooks look ready to ditch ‘OK Google’ – is Google Assistant on the way?

It appears Chromebooks are pumping the brakes on the built-in "OK Google" voice search command to make room for Google Assistant.

The Chrome OS-powered laptops look to be depreciating the voice feature used for basic searches, according to repositories spotted by Chrome Unboxed. And with this shift, Google Assistant appears primed to take over for users' Google-related needs.

Previously, users could go through their Chromebook's settings to setup instant search via an "OK, Google" prompt, but the report claims this functionality is taking a back seat to a more front-and-center process for the feature-heavy Google Assistant.

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The 7 best Chromebooks of 2017: the top Chromebooks ranked

Where Windows 10 laptops have failed to leave a mark in the world of budget notebooks, the Google Chromebook specification has passed with flying colors. Dual-wielding the powers of both an Android phone and a laptop in many cases, there’s a reason the Chromebook has all but replaced the cheap tablets of the past.

Not only are they powered by one of the best browsers in the business, but some – like the Acer Chromebook R 13 – can even support all-day use and specs that might tear you away from your old rustic Chromebook of years past. Some even bolster touchscreens and versatile form factors, making for a premium-feeling computing experience without breaking the…
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Start Up: Twitter bots for hire, Apple sues Qualcomm, Chromebooks ahoy?, Sonos dreams, and more

Start Up: Twitter bots for hire, Apple sues Qualcomm, Chromebooks ahoy?, Sonos dreams, and more

We’ve obtained a slightly redacted copy of the memo that Spence sent to his company immediately after taking over, and it reveals some of what Sonos is going to do to face those new challenges. Namely: it’s going to try to get everybody to play nice …
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Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Speaker – Black
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SONOS Wall Mount Kit for PLAYBAR Soundbar
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SONOS PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music (White) (Gen 1) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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Sonos PLAY: 1 – Blue Note Limited Edition
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SONOS BRIDGE for Sonos Wireless Network (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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Samsung and Google teamed up to make two new Chromebooks that run Android apps

Samsung and Google teamed up to make two new Chromebooks that run Android apps

Google told me the software on my demo unit wasn’t finalized, so I can’t knock it for being sluggish, but the hardware itself didn’t feel as substantial as other pricey options like the Dell Chromebook 13 or HP Chromebook 13. The metal material isn’t …
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Zikee 13-13.3 Inch Laptop Sleeve, Water Resistant Thickest Protective Slim Laptop Case Multiple Color Available
Are you tired of buying cumbersome laptop bags? Are you worried about low quality at a low price? Don’t worry.This Zikee case has …

Evecase 13” 13.3-Inch Notebook Chromebook Laptop Ultrabook Suit Fabric Briefcase Messenger Bag Travel Carrying Case with Handles and Strap – Gray
The Evecase stylish handle case with shoulder strap is designed to protect 13″ / 13.3″ widescreen laptop from dust or scratches….

Google Chromebook Pixel 64GB Wifi + 4G LTE Laptop 12.85″ WQXGA Touch Screen and Core i5 1.8GHz Processor

Acer Chromebook R 13 Convertible, 13.3-inch Full HD Touch, MediaTek MT8173C, 4GB LPDDR3, 32GB, Chrome, CB5-312T-K5X4
Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K5X4 comes with these high level specs: MediaTek MT8173C Core Pilot Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A72/A53 Hete…