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Samsung Chromebook up for early sale

Many of the participants of the Chrome Pilot program today received an email granting them early access to purchase a Samsung Chromebook Series 5. It is for sale at Gilt.com but as of right now, with a sticker price of $499.00. It currently only comes in Artic white, and comes with a custom chrome sleeve (not really that nice). As of right now, only people that participated in the Chrome Pilot program are eligible, which to me makes no sense, because if you already have a Chromebook (and know that it is not as powerful as a full featured laptop), then why would you buy a $500 laptop? […]

CR-48 Pilot is over, but why is the site still up?

Well, the deadline for the Chrome OS CR-48 came and went pretty uneventfully. No major announcements from Google. No apocolypse. And no taking down of the Pilot website… This could very easily simply be that someone forgot to take it down, or maybe Google is going to keep the program running for a while longer. More after the break. […]

Google ChromeOS Is Genius For Dying Newspapers

Many blogs and news sources have given Google ChromeOS a beating for its simplistic nature and for being a single use device. But you have to wonder, why would Google create such a crippled OS? My initial thought was that this product is aimed at a very specific group of users, the non-computer tech people. While this may be true, it doesn’t explain why they are “Appifying” the web. Completely unnecessary, but considering apple’s claim to fame being the app store, I’m sure they assumed that this would draw more people. What does this mean? More after the break. […]

How to track my Google Chrome CR48 [UPDATED]

[CHECK THE UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM!] Ok, so you want to see if you are getting a Google Chrome CR-48 right? Well, its not that easy. You need to do a little bit of detective work. This will involve calling UPS, doing a search through a long database (I’ll show you a shortcut) and basically being a little detective. If you are ok with this, then read on! […]

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