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Asus Transformer Book T100TA Review

The Best Chromebook runs Windows 8.1?

Chromebooks have taken off in the past few years because their general affordability (minus the company’s own Chromebook Pixel). Running Google’s browser-based operating system Chrome OS, these computers can do basically everything consumers want in a computer, whether that be browsing the web, checking emails, editing pictures or streaming their favorite show. Continue reading Asus Transformer Book T100TA Review

Pebble Gets UP, Wet & Cheaper

Pebble watches are now bonafide activity trackers. Jawbone’s UP and UP24 activity tracker bands were just the start of the company’s fitness tracking ambitions, as the company announced at the beginning of this month a move towards integrating all types of devices with its software. Along with Apple’s Health Kit in iOS 8 and Google’s Android Wear (integration announced but not yet available), Pebble has now been added to the list of devices that connect with Jawbone’s UP service.   Continue reading Pebble Gets UP, Wet & Cheaper

Check out “Cardboard”

So it seems like Google is getting into the VR space. I just came across the Cardboard app in the Play Store, which looks like it is meant to bring Android content into VR. The description states that “Cardboard puts virtual reality on your smartphone. Try a variety of immersive demos on Android, and get inspired to build your own using the VR Toolkit at http://g.co/cardboard” That link doesn’t appear to be live, but it should be soon. I certainly didn’t see this coming! The link for the app is below.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.samples.apps.cardboarddemo

New Chrome Web App Looks Like Android

Google has quietly updated the Google Play Movies Chrome app to look like its Android counterpart. This update makes Play Movies look and operate like an separate app rather than just a service on a webpage. Compare the Chrome apps for Play Books and Play Movies. Play Movies now opens in its own separate window and the content displayed adapts to the size of the window. Play Books, on the other hand, opens as a tab and look and operates like any other webpage. Continue reading New Chrome Web App Looks Like Android

OneTab

Has your computer come to a crawl because you have dozens of tabs open? Obviously, closing them would fix the problem. But you want to…no, you need to keep them open. You’ll use them soon and you don’t want to loose them. You have two options. You could save it in Pocket . Or, if you use the Google Chrome browser, you could use the OneTab extension. Continue reading OneTab

Google Updates Chromecast

In addition to yesterday’s addition of a handful of new Chromecast supported apps, Google has rolled out an update to the Chromecast itself. Along with new pictures, the refreshed layout is now much more minimalistic and simple. Gone is the big title with the name of your Chromecast, replaced instead with a small title on the bottom left-hand side.  The time has moved to bottom right-hand side. That’s all there is now. I do miss the multicolored strip by the time that pulsated and changed like the strip on top of the Chromebook Pixel.