Technically speaking, LG’s Chromebase isn’t very impressive. With a lower-end Intel Celeron processor, only 2GB of RAM and a spare 16GB of flash storage, the forthcoming all-in-one desktop would barely qualify for a bantamweight brawl. What it does do, however, is offer a clear direction for the Chrome OS: in its announcement of the Chromebase, LG states that they hope the desktop is well-received in “schools, hotels, and call centers, and other business settings.” advertisement LG’s Chromebase marks the second major attempt at marketing a desktop Chrome machine. The first would be Samsung’s Chromebox, first released in early 2012 and updated twice since. But no one is talking about it. Interest in the desktop has been rapidly declining since it launched, and it hasn’t gained nearly as much traction as the company’s more popular Chromebook–a consistent top-seller on Amazon. What may ultimately make the Chromebase an easier … [Read more...] about LG Made A Google Chrome-based Desktop, But Who Wants It?
advertisement advertisement Google’s new brandless, charcoal notebooks are incredibly hard to get–even if they are free. The search giant is giving away its Chrome OS-based Cr-48s to a lucky few who apply and pass the selection process. To give Fast Company readers some inside tips, we spoke with a source at Google, who provided some details on the limited edition notebooks. First off, don’t get your hopes up. Google is shipping just thousands of the Cr-48s. Tens of thousands? No, says the source. Only thousands. In order to get your hands on one, you’ll have to be lucky–and make sure you’re not falling out of the notebook’s use-cases. For example, the source explains, if you are a financial analyst who spends all day writing macros in Excel, this might not be the right device. If you are a photographer who does complex photo editing, this isn’t the notebook for you either. But if you are a student who takes notes in Google Docs, … [Read more...] about How to Get a Limited Edition Google Chrome Cr-48 Notebook
Tata Steel is bringing together its mining activities under a single vertical to be called Tata Steel Mining. The vertical will include Tata Steel Alloys, the steelmaker's wholly-owned subsidiary that recently bagged chrome ore mines in Odisha."Tata Steel Mining will be the vehicle for all mining activities. The company will participate in mining auctions under Tata Steel Mining," said Global CEO and Managing Director, TV Narendran.The new vertical is part of the overall re-organising drive at the country's oldest steelmaker, and also includes closing down units and selling non-core businesses.Close Post the recent second-quarter results announcement, Narendran had added the company is consolidating domestic business units into four verticals - long products, downstream, mining and infrastructure. related news Ultraviolette unveils electric motorcycle F77; a look at price, specs BHIM UPI goes international; QR code-based payments demonstrated at Singapore … [Read more...] about Tata Steel, India’s oldest miner, sets up new mining vertical
Anyone who builds things for the web, or touts a product that “everybody can use,” should think about Control-F. You know, that browser shortcut that finds text on a page? Ninety percent of people actually don’t know that, along with many other misconceptions about “average user” skills. advertisement advertisement That most confounding Control+F finding comes from Dan Russell, who works on quantifying how people search and research things for Google. His actual title these days is Über Tech Lead, Search Quality & User Happiness, but his role is much the same: figuring out what people do and do not understand about search and, by extension, their computers. I asked Russell to expand on other tech tools that have accelerated a bit faster than many people’s understanding. He offered up some interesting findings, and a great resource for working toward better understanding. There Is Hope: Control+F Is More Common In Schools At least … [Read more...] about A Google Researcher Reveals 4 Crucial Things “Average Users” Should Know But Don’t
Despite the pandemic proliferation of “Share this” buttons and smartphone apps with little “send this out” arrows, 82 percent of all web content sharing happens by simple copy-and-paste. This might sound surprising to you, but only because you haven’t seen what else is in the web’s eye-opening We’re Not Quite Ready Dept. advertisement advertisement For the smartphone-toting, Chrome-browsing, two-finger-right-clicking set, so many aspects of modern computer work have become easily assumed skills. It’s high time we took a step back from the “App Economy” and futuristic indicators to see what second-nature technology knowledge isn’t quite mainstream, to the great chagrin of every software developer and support desk worker out there. 90 percent of browser users don’t use Control+F to find words Why do publishers bother with a table of contents and index for ebooks? Why create section headers for longer web … [Read more...] about 5 Huge Misconceptions About Your “Average User”