When I wrote about Google's experimental CR-48 Chrome OS notebook last December, I guessed that it might cost about $449 if it were a commercial product. That seemed high for a device that was entirely dedicated to accessing the Web (and nearly useless when you couldn't get online).
Buzz at the South by Southwest conference about Google Circles, a share site for users' photos, videos and updates, reminds old-timers that the name has been used before. And: Google denies it's working on Circles.
Analysis: Twitter is clamping down on developers in the name of "consistency and privacy," but what's really going on?
But the operating system sits at the heart of any hardware platform. Providing two them will surely result in an experience that's ungainly.
Analysis: Today's Google logo features Will Eisner's Spirit, the most notable work of one of the greatest comic artists ever, and is inspired by his famous splash pages.
No Windows Tablets Until Late 2012? That Could be Disastrous. Or a Pretty Good Idea.
Analysis: Microsoft is trying to get rid of IE6, once and for all.
Analysis: Combining search tools with recipes could serve up some tasty results.
The laptops' feature sets and emphasis on substance over style give them plenty of appeal for a certain discerning type of consumer.
Mobile Flash is still a work in progress.
Wanted: Google Magazines for easier search and browsing of archived publications.
Twitter blocked two apps on Friday for violating rules.