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Adobe Acrobat now optimized for Chromebooks, documents can be signed with stylus

Last year, Google worked with Adobe to bring a more complete version of Lightroom CC to Android and Chrome OS, mainly to showcase on the original Pixelbook. This year, Google partnered with Adobe again - this time to optimize the Acrobat PDF reader for Chromebooks.

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Google announces Pixel Slate Chrome OS tablet, available later this year starting at $599

At its hardware event in New York today, Google took the wraps off the Pixel Slate, the company's first tablet running Chrome OS. We knew a lot about it already, but now it's official: it's got a 3:2 aspect ratio screen, a fingerprint scanner in the power button, and optional accessories like a detachable keyboard cover and capacitive stylus. It'll be available later this year starting at $599.

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HP Chromebook x360 14 is a premium convertible costing $599

As Google continues to make Chrome OS more touch-friendly, we're going to see an increasing number of convertible form factors in the space, and that's exactly what HP has announced today. The Chromebook x360 14 is a premium device with a 360-degree rotating hinge allowing for tablet, tent, and stand modes. It includes powerful internals such as 8th generation Intel Core processors (i3 or i5) and 8GB of RAM.

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Chrome OS Canary build now hides top browser UI when scrolling in tablet mode

Most mobile browsers hide the top of the browser UI when you scroll down the page as a way to save space. Now, Chrome OS may start doing the same thing in certain instances. As usual, this change has appeared in the Canary build first.

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Chrome OS v69 stable introduces Linux app compatibility, finalized Material Design changes

The long-awaited Linux support for Chromebooks has just hit the Stable channel. According to the Chrome Releases blog, the consumer-facing release channel is in the midst of being updated to v69, which includes Linux application support — at least, on compatible devices. The update also includes other features, such as a refreshed UI for browsing the filesystem, expanded dictation support for text entry, red-tinted Night Light, and some tablet-centric tweaks (among other smaller changes).

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Network file shares now enabled by default in Chrome OS Canary channel

As of the latest Canary build (v70), Chrome OS now has network file shares enabled by default. SMB sharing was previously possible via a flag that was added back in March, although it was quite unstable at that time. It should hopefully perform better now, allowing you to add a file share service such as Samba.

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Upcoming Google Pixelbook devices allegedly shown off in 3 new leaks

At this point, we're pretty sure that Google is going to release not one, but two new Chrome OS devices at its NYC hardware event on October 9. There have been persistent rumors about an updated Pixelbook with smaller bezels, but there's convincing evidence to suggest we will also see a tablet with a detachable keyboard (please call it Pixelet). We might now have our first look at the new models, codenamed 'Nocturne' and 'Atlas.'

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Dell Inspiron 14 hands-on: A powerful 2-in-1 Chromebook that’s not just for school

Thanks to the IFA 2018 trade show in Berlin last week, we now have several new Chrome OS options available to us. Lenovo announced three different Chromebooks, including a higher-end model with a 4K screen that Ryan took a closer look at, and Acer unveiled a follow-up to its popular Chromebook 14, although I wasn’t overly impressed by the quality of the pre-production hardware I got my hands on.

Until now, Dell hasn’t shown much interest in the consumer Chromebook space, choosing instead to focus on the education market. It would appear that the company is ready to change that with the introduction of a brand new model.

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[Update: Live in Dev channel] Chrome OS will soon use the Google Sans font

Google's new UI font, the aptly-named 'Google Sans,' has been appearing in many of the company's apps and sites lately. The next target for Google Sans seems to be Chrome OS, according to a new code commit on the Chromium Gerrit.

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[Update: New Chrome OS render shows side-mounted scanner] Chromebooks with fingerprint sensors are closer than ever

Biometric authentication is nothing new for laptops. However, no Chromebook, even Google's flagship Pixelbook, has ever had a fingerprint sensor or facial recognition. Sure, you could use your phone's fingerprint sensor via Smart Lock, but that's just not the same. A commit for face unlock was discovered on Chromium Gerrit just a few days ago, and now, one for fingerprint sensors has been spotted as well.

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