In addition to launching the Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 this morning, Acer announced larger 15-inch models. The Spin 15 is the more premium version, but the line in general focuses on more casual use cases and media watching, with the Chromebook 15 targeted as being “value-oriented.”
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
FIDO Alliance and W3C announce WebAuthn, a new open standard for password-free logins, currently supported in Firefox, and to be supported in Chrome and Edge — One small step towards a world without phishing — Web browsers are building a new way for you to log in, announced today by the W3C and FIDO Alliance standards bodies.
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
HP launches Chromebook x2, a Chrome OS detachable with keyboard cover and stylus, 12.3-inch IPS display, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 13MP camera, starting at $599 — Pushing the idea that Chrome OS is for more than just classwork. — Acer ushered in the “Chromebook tablet” …
Microsoft won’t allow third-party browsers using their own engines on its lightweight OS.