Google Announces Budget-Priced Chromebits and Chromebooks

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Description: Google has announced new Chrome-powered computers, which are set to target budget-conscious consumers and schools. Source: BBC News Date: April 1, 2015 The range includes a new type of device called the Chromebit, which looks like an oversized memory stick, and turns monitors and TVs into computers when plugged into their HDMI ports. The tech firm also… Read more »

Which $200 Laptop is Right For You?

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Description: CNNMoney puts the Samsung Chromebook 2 and the HP Stream head-to-head to see which low cost laptop is the better buy. Source: CNN Money Date: April 1, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. When it comes to laptops; do you prefer Apple products, Microsoft products, or something else? 2. When it comes to purchasing a new laptop… Read more »

Amazon Launches Dash Button for Instant Product Ordering

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Description: The ‘Dash button’, which is connected with the Amazon app through Wi-Fi, is brand specific and the company has tied up with household names such as Tide, Huggies and Gillette. Source: CBC News Date: April 1, 2015 Keep Dash Button handy in the kitchen, bath, laundry, or anywhere you store your favorite products. When you’re running low,… Read more »

Microsoft’s Siri Rival to be Available on Android, Apple Devices

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Description: Microsoft is attempting to define the competitive landscape of who can create the most effective and efficient “virtual assistant” to help simplify our lives. Source: Globe and Mail Date: March 13, 2015 Microsoft is working on an advanced version of its competitor to Apple’s Siri, using research from an artificial intelligence project called “Einstein.”Microsoft has been running… Read more »