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
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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” …
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Google, the world’s top advertising company, is building an ad blocker for Chrome
Google, the internet’s biggest advertising company, may be building an ad blocker.
The search giant plans to roll out a feature in the next mobile version of its Chrome browser that would filter out certain types of ads, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
Such a tool seems at odds with the company’s primary revenue source, but Google thinks that it could actually deter people from resorting to other blockers in the long run, according to the report.
By targeting only the most disruptive ad formats — pop-ups, interstitials, and autoplay videos, for instance — the hope is that less people will be driven to third-party software. Google already ostensibly bans many of these types of ads anyway. Read more…
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