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Chromebooks Making The Grade, Over 1 Million Shipped To Schools In Second Quarter

Chromebooks Making The Grade, Over 1 Million Shipped To Schools In Second Quarter

Give Google credit for sticking with its Chromebook platform despite a somewhat slow start and initial lukewarm reception. Over time, consumers are starting to see the value in these cloud-oriented systems, and they're proving particularly popular in schools. According to Google, schools bought more than 1 million Chromebook systems in the...

Facebook Testing “Buy” Button On Ads In Newsfeeds

Facebook Testing “Buy” Button On Ads In Newsfeeds

Don’t freak out, but Facebook is testing a new feature that would put “Buy” buttons on ads within the social network. Simply, users would see an ad, and the ad would have a button that you could click to purchase the item you see, all without leaving Facebook. This is an obvious evolution of having ads on Facebook, and it...

Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Posts Video Seemingly Proving ISP Throttles Netflix

Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Posts Video Seemingly Proving ISP Throttles Netflix

The ongoing battle between Netflix and ISPs that can't seem to handle the streaming video service's traffic boiled over to an infuriating level for Colin Nederkoon, a startup CEO who resides in New York City. Rather than accept excuses and finger pointing from either side, Nederkoon did a little investigating into why he was receiving such...

Fresh Chrome OS Screenshots Show Revamped “Athena” User Experience

Fresh Chrome OS Screenshots Show Revamped “Athena” User Experience

Google is always tweaking its products, and Chrome OS has one substantial change coming regarding the look and features of its windows management. (That’s “windows” not “Windows”, mind you.) Google “Happiness Evangelist” François Beaufort posted a screenshot that shows a stacked set of open...

Dell Dives Into Cryptocurrency, Starts Accepting Bitcoin

Dell Dives Into Cryptocurrency, Starts Accepting Bitcoin

Bitcoin just landed a big time partner in Dell, the third largest PC maker in the world and now the largest e-commerce merchant to accept the cryptocurrency. Dell doesn't get the distinction of being the first system builder to jump on the bandwagon, but with nearly $60 billion in annual sales, the OEM is by far bitcoin's biggest e-commerce...

Time Warner Cable Looking To Bring “Gigasphere” Internet To L.A. In 2016

Time Warner Cable Looking To Bring “Gigasphere” Internet To L.A. In 2016

The evolution to gigabit Internet speeds continues with the news that Time Warner Cable will be trying to bring what it calls the “Gigasphere” to L.A. in 2016. The city is soliciting requests for information (RFIs) for gigabit-level Internet service, and TWC is in the mix. “Over the last four years, Time Warner Cable has...

French Court Fines Blogger For Negative Restaurant Review Prominently Displayed In Google Search

French Court Fines Blogger For Negative Restaurant Review Prominently Displayed In Google Search

A restaurant owner in France sued a blogger for writing a negative review of her experience at his establishment and ultimately won because the review became too popular in Google's search results. Seriously. Apparently the judge in the case isn't familiar with this whole Internet thing and how it works, hence the goofy outcome. According...

Weekend Deals On Dell Optiplex Core i7 Desktop, Sony PS4, and More

Weekend Deals On Dell Optiplex Core i7 Desktop, Sony PS4, and More

It’s time to close out another week, but not before serving up another healthy serving of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the Dell Optiplex 7010 Core i7-based system, the Lenovo F800 1TB Multi-mode Wireless Storage device, the 27" Dell UltraSharp UZ2715H 1080p Anti-glare IPS...

GIGABYTE Updates its EasyTune App to Make Overclocking Intel's Pentium Anniversary Edition a Breeze

GIGABYTE Updates its EasyTune App to Make Overclocking Intel's Pentium Anniversary Edition a Breeze

It might "just" be a Pentium, but I consider the G3258 "Anniversary Edition" to be one of the most interesting chips Intel's released in a while. It's a well-known fact that enthusiasts love ekeing as much performance out of their parts as possible, and there's just something about doing that to a sub-$100 part that can be seriously exciting....

E-Book Worms Can Feast on Amazon's 'Kindle Unlimited' Subscription Plan For $10 Per Month

E-Book Worms Can Feast on Amazon's 'Kindle Unlimited' Subscription Plan For $10 Per Month

Have you ever had to grudgingly put down a good book so you could run an errand? Amazon just solved this (admittedly minor) problem with its new Kindle Unlimited subscription, which includes ebooks, audiobooks, and support for easily switching between the two. Now, you can read a book on your mobile device at home and then switch to the audio...

NPD Group Notes Strong Console Sales Despite Decline In Video Game Software Sales In June

NPD Group Notes Strong Console Sales Despite Decline In Video Game Software Sales In June

It was a bit of a weird month in June for the video game industry. According to a fresh report from NPD Group, overall sales of game systems, software, and accessories in June came to $735 million, representing a healthy 24 percent jump compared to the same month a year ago. It's also the ninth consecutive month of increased sales in the games...

ASUS Rounds Out Z97 Motherboard Lineup With Maximus VII Formula (Bonus: Watch Dogs Edition, Too)

ASUS Rounds Out Z97 Motherboard Lineup With Maximus VII Formula (Bonus: Watch Dogs Edition, Too)

We’ve already given you an overview of ASUS’ line of Z97-based motherboards (as well as a group of competitors' boards), and ASUS is rounding out that series with the new Maximus VII Formula and Maximus VII Formula/Watch Dogs Edition motherboards. These boards feature CrossChill Copper hybrid cooling, which features a copper cooling...

Google Working On Fix For Chrome Browser Bug That Drains Laptop Batteries

Google Working On Fix For Chrome Browser Bug That Drains Laptop Batteries

Does your laptop battery seem to give up the ghost a little bit quicker when you use Google's Chrome browser to surf the web? You're not alone -- this is a known issue that's been around since at least 2010, though it's largely been swept under the rug. Until now, that is. Google has vowed to fix the issue, and to fix it soon. Even though...

So Long Xbox TV, Microsoft Confirms Plans To Shutter Xbox Entertainment Studios

So Long Xbox TV, Microsoft Confirms Plans To Shutter Xbox Entertainment Studios

We won't soon look back and remember this week as the brightest in Microsoft's history. With a newly-minted CEO moving forward with around 18,000 job cuts by the end of 2014, it's clear that this is a pivotal point in Microsoft's history. What will become of Windows, Nokia, its cloud services, and its engagement with enterprise will all be...

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