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Google offers $20,000 for successful Chrome hack at Pwn2Own 2011

Google isn't just bringing the Chrome Browser to Pwn2Own 2011 -- this time, it's also bringing its own hardware. The Cr-48 Chrome OS laptop will be on hand for the browser exploiting hullabaloo, and Google is offering $20,000 and a CR-48 notebook for a successful exploit. According to the event's organizer, the attacker will also need to escape Chrome's sandbox. At last year's event, prominent re...

Google Docs now lets you stream video files you upload

Google has just snuck a rather slick feature into Docs which you might not have noticed. You could already play audio files you had uploaded to your Google Docs storage, but now you can play video files as well. Google's player supports a number of different formats, including its own WebM/VP8, MPEG4, 3GP, MOV, AVI, MPEG, FLV (Flash video), and WMV (Windows Media). The heavy lifting is performed ...

Cr-48 Chrome OS netbook hacked to run Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Hexxeh, who recently released a Cr-48 tool to boot any OS, including Windows or Mac OS X, has now successfully got Android 2.3 Gingerbread to run on his Cr-48 netbook. All we have right now is a single photo (above), but you can click it for a super-high-res (cellphone camera?) photo if you like. According to unnamed sources close to Hexxeh, it is indeed Gingerbread running on Cr-48, but beyon...

Install any OS on a Google CR-48 laptop with Luigi

Our pal Hexxeh is at it again, only this time it's not Google's Chromium OS that he's hacking -- it's the Google Chrome OS Cr-48 laptop. We've previously shared posts about installing Ubuntu, Windows 7, and OS X on the CR-48, but the process has been a little on the complex side until now. Hexxeh's new tool -- Luigi -- simplifies the process greatly. As long as you can follow his 12-step progr...

Google CR-48 netbook hacked to run Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard

We already shared Google's instructions for installing Ubuntu on a CR-48 Chrome OS netbook with you, but one enthusiast has decided to take things a step further. After all, if you can get two x86 operating systems running on the CR-48 why not try for three or four? YouTube user Damis648 has managed to get both Windows 7 and OS X Snow Leopard running on Google's plain black machine. It's a com...

How to boot Ubuntu on the Cr-48 Chrome OS netbook

It was only a matter of time: a page on the Chromium Projects website has emerged, detailing how to install Ubuntu on a Cr-48 netbook. The process is, understandably, a little risky -- but it's not like there are any tech bloggers out there that don't know how to use Linux, right? Snarkiness aside, the process is actually very easy. You have to hack at the SSD's filesystem a little and fiddle ...

Pre-launch Chrome OS hands-on; analysis and screenshots

Tomorrow, December 7, Google is expected to launch its new netbook-and-tablet cloud-based operating system, Chrome OS. It's also entirely possible that Google will simply show off the much-hyped Chrome Web Store. The event was only announced December 3, and it's extremely unlikely that Google would rush the launch of something huge and consumer-facing. Even if Chrome OS is shown off tomorrow, ...

Chrome OS launch won't happen this year

Last month, it looked like Google Chrome OS was still on track for a Q4 2010 release -- as originally promised by Google when it announced the project. Back in June, VP of Product Management Sundar Pichai told Reuters that it was going to arrive earlier than expected. That didn't happen. Later, our cohorts at TechCrunch got wind of a potential release this week -- but a comment by Eric Schmidt...

Tab sync code on its way to Google Chrome

As I've mentioned before, there are a few pieces missing from the Google Chrome browser sync puzzle: passwords, history... and your currently open tabs. Password sync code has actually been in the Chromium code for some time, and the rest of the missing functionality will no doubt be added -- it's a vital part of Google's "your platform everywhere" attitude toward Chrome browsing. Today the un...

Google launching a Chrome OS tablet on Verizon, goes on sale November 26

The title pretty much says it all on this one, folks. Yes, our source tells us that Google is building a Chrome OS tablet. It's real, and it's being built by HTC. No surprise there, since HTC churned out the Nexus One for Google. Yes, they plan to offer it in conjunction with Verizon -- which probably doesn't come as a shock to anybody at this point. The two recently tag-teamed that Net N...

Games (including EA's) to be front and center in Chrome Web Store

Right now, the jury's out on Chrome Web Apps -- but there seems to be more than a little confusion about what they are and how they'll work. Sure, some of them will be little more than packaged versions of web apps you use right now like Gmail and Seesmic with support for some nifty Chrome features like notifications -- but others will make use of Native Client, Pepper, and O3D... And that includ...

Trying out Chromium OS is now easier than ever

Sure, you've seen us post about Chromium OS here at Download Squad -- Sebastian and I both set up Ubuntu build environments and can blast out fresh compiles whenever we feel the urge. But suppose you don't have extra hardware to do that, or maybe you just can't be bothered. Good news -- you don't have to! Thanks to Hexxeh, you can now download buildbot snapshots of the plain-vanilla Chromium...

Google's Cloud Print takes shape in recent Chromium OS builds

We haven't heard much about Google Cloud Print since it was first announced. They're still working away on the project, of course, as it will be a core component of Chrome OS. Partners like HP have already made it known that they've got devices in the works which will support Cloud Print. A Cloud Print proxy server is also coming, and it will enable you to route jobs to your older, less Chrome-pa...

First Chrome OS systems to come from Acer, Dell, and HP?

Last month at Computex, Acer's rumored Chrome OS netbook was nowhere to be found. Of course, I'd already said it wasn't going to be on display -- and Acer backed up my prediction days later with an official press release. Computex has come and gone, and while we still haven't seen Chrome OS hardware prototypes we may have a clue as to who's working on them. Officially, Google has only stated t...

Is Google getting ready to drop a Chrome OS bomb on WWDC 2010?

Google was pretty clear about their timetable for Chrome OS when they first opened up the Chromium source code last year. It would be just 12 months, they said, until it was ready to be released. Fast forward to today -- Google I/O recently wrapped up, and Chrome OS was given a little time to shine. We got a quick look at the upcoming Web Store and a few native apps (like Lego Star Wars and Pl...