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Chrome OS 74 hits the stable branch, brings audio output support for Linux apps and more

A new Chrome OS stable version is always fun. This is v74, which brings with it, among other things, audio output support for Linux applications (yay) and USB camera support for the Android Camera app. You can find the full changelog below.

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Google adds VPN support to Linux applications on Chrome OS

One of the more tricky parts to integrating Android apps with Chrome OS has been networking. It took a while for VPNs running on Chrome OS to apply to Android apps, and even longer for the opposite to work. Thankfully, VPN support for applications running in a Linux container has now arrived.

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Google is testing a distraction-free reader mode in Chrome Canary

Nobody likes to be bombarded with ads and general clutter when reading articles on the web, which is where reader mode comes in. For years we thought that Google, an advertising company, wouldn't ever sign off on such a feature for its Chrome browser on desktop. Thankfully, it looks like we underestimated Google since it's now testing a reader mode in Chrome Canary.

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Google Assistant buttons may come to more Chromebooks and accessories soon

Google Assistant is everywhere from phones to laptops, headphones to TVs, and even future gaming controllers. Chrome OS brought the assistant right to the operating system, though the feature is still considered "experimental." It could soon be easier to use, though, as the company's working to enable push-button access from keyboards and other accessories.

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HP 2-in-1 Chromebook x360 is $400 ($200 off) at Best Buy

Some Chromebook deals are really interesting, like this one. Best Buy is currently offering HP's 14" 2-in-1 Chromebook x360 for $399.99, a very nice $200 off the MSRP. All in all, it seems like a solid laptop for that price.

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Google reveals additional sessions for I/O about Chrome OS, Android Q, and more

Google I/O is less than a month away, but the schedule is still in flux. The initial list of presentations and sessions was announced late last last month, but now many more sessions have been added to the list, including talks about Android Q and Chrome OS.

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Chrome 75 Dev brings USB support to Linux applications

Linux application support on Chrome OS was introduced last year, but because it runs in a protected container on top of the actual operating system, there were plenty of caveats. Sound support and graphics acceleration are still in the works, and we're finally seeing progress on another crucial component USB support.

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Amazon has the ASUS Chromebook C523NA for $210 ($60 off)

Chromebooks are everywhere nowadays it seems, with many options to fit most needs. If you're a fan of larger laptops with those bigger screens, but don't want to pay much, then you may want to consider this deal. Amazon is currently offering the Asus C523NA 15.6" Chromebook for the low price of $209.99.

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Acer announces the all-aluminum Chromebook 714 and 715

Acer has unveiled a pair of new Chromebooks in New York today. Both devices have anodized aluminum frames and STD-810G. The style and feature set of the Chromebook 714 (above) and 715 are clearly aimed at businesses. The larger of the two even sports an honest-to-goodness number pad.

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Google beta testing Android phones as a new Bluetooth-based two-step verification key

The success of two-step verification processes is prone to two factors: security and convenience. Maybe you, the average person, want to keep all your personal data online safe and sound, but buying a $50 dongle that serves no other purpose than to be a key to a very specific lock doesn't make sense for you. Google has you covered now as it is beta testing a way for your Android phone to be that key to all of your Google account information on your desktop or laptop.

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