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This is a good walk-through of the current available Chromebooks on the market today.

Not bothered to see through the whole video? Here are five important takeaways:

  • Buy one with Intel’s Haswell based CPU
  • 2GB of RAM is enough, but 4GB is better
  • Dell Chromebook 11 is the best without touchscreen
  • Acer C720P is the best with touchscreen
  • Acer C720 gives most value for money

Note: Due to strong demand, the Dell Chromebook 11 is currently not available for order on Dell.com.

I love my Acer Chromebook, but some people might prefer a desktop instead. 

HP has released a sexy little Chomebox with bluetooth keyboard and mouse. You can connect it to any monitor or TV with either HDMI or DisplayPort.

Read more about it on HP.com.

Acer is the king of Chromebooks… but just barely.

According to the website OMG! Chrome!, industry insiders are predicting that global Chromebook shipments will rise to as much as 5 million units this year.

Wondering about who “others” are? It’s: Lenovo, ASUS, Google (Pixel), Toshiba, LG, Dell.

Here in Norway we’ve had some fantastic summer-weeks now, with temperatures well over 30 degrees. With our long summer nights and long fjords, we tend to jump into our boats and stay there from morning to midnight.

Sadly lives are lost every year due to high speeds and low knowledge in using high powered boats and navigating our beautiful but treacherous waters.

In Norway it’s mandatory to have life vests for every passenger on-board even the smallest boat, but not to actually wear it.

That is good, it’s not always very practical to move about in the boat with a life vest on, but keeping it under your seat will not save you if you get thrown to sea at high speed, or get run over by some drunk idiot in a high powered boat he cannot control.

So do like Cecilia Brækhus and many other great Norwegian athletes, wear your life vest with pride!

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Dr. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor, Who has been treating hundreds of victims wounded in Israel’s ongoing assault, including young children. Dr. Gilbert says hospitals are operating without electricity, water and proper medical supplies, but adds: “As a medical doctor, my appeal is don’t send bandages, don’t send syringes, don’t send medical teams. The most important medical thing you can do now is to force Israel to stop the bombing and lift the siege of Gaza.” Gilbert recently recently submitted a report to the United Nations on the state of the Gaza health sector in 2014. “Where is the decency in the U.S. government allowing Israel this impunity to punish the whole civilian population in Gaza?”
so far, close to 170 Palestinians have been killed, among them 36 children and 24 women. And among the 1,232 injured, there are 346 children and 256 women. So, 50 percent of the injured are women and children. Now, this tells you that these attacks are not targeting the militarists in Palestine, in Gaza. These attacks are targeting the whole population in order to intimidate them and to force them to give up their resistance. I’ve been to Gaza through the last 17 years, and every time it is the same story. Israelis are accusing the Palestinians of attacking them; they have to defend themselves, they claim. Actually, the truth is the exact opposite. Israel is the attacker, the occupant. Internationally, they are responsible, according to the law, for the security and the well-being of the occupied population, whereas in fact Israel is doing their utmost to kill them and to make their life as miserable as possible through these seven years of siege.
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jackinaboxwithoutakeytolockit:

Dr. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor, Who has been treating hundreds of victims wounded in Israel’s ongoing assault, including young children. Dr. Gilbert says hospitals are operating without electricity, water and proper medical supplies, but adds: “As a medical doctor, my appeal is don’t send bandages, don’t send syringes, don’t send medical teams. The most important medical thing you can do now is to force Israel to stop the bombing and lift the siege of Gaza.” Gilbert recently recently submitted a report to the United Nations on the state of the Gaza health sector in 2014. “Where is the decency in the U.S. government allowing Israel this impunity to punish the whole civilian population in Gaza?”
so far, close to 170 Palestinians have been killed, among them 36 children and 24 women. And among the 1,232 injured, there are 346 children and 256 women. So, 50 percent of the injured are women and children. Now, this tells you that these attacks are not targeting the militarists in Palestine, in Gaza. These attacks are targeting the whole population in order to intimidate them and to force them to give up their resistance. I’ve been to Gaza through the last 17 years, and every time it is the same story. Israelis are accusing the Palestinians of attacking them; they have to defend themselves, they claim. Actually, the truth is the exact opposite. Israel is the attacker, the occupant. Internationally, they are responsible, according to the law, for the security and the well-being of the occupied population, whereas in fact Israel is doing their utmost to kill them and to make their life as miserable as possible through these seven years of siege.
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jackinaboxwithoutakeytolockit:

Dr. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor, Who has been treating hundreds of victims wounded in Israel’s ongoing assault, including young children. Dr. Gilbert says hospitals are operating without electricity, water and proper medical supplies, but adds: “As a medical doctor, my appeal is don’t send bandages, don’t send syringes, don’t send medical teams. The most important medical thing you can do now is to force Israel to stop the bombing and lift the siege of Gaza.” Gilbert recently recently submitted a report to the United Nations on the state of the Gaza health sector in 2014. “Where is the decency in the U.S. government allowing Israel this impunity to punish the whole civilian population in Gaza?”
so far, close to 170 Palestinians have been killed, among them 36 children and 24 women. And among the 1,232 injured, there are 346 children and 256 women. So, 50 percent of the injured are women and children. Now, this tells you that these attacks are not targeting the militarists in Palestine, in Gaza. These attacks are targeting the whole population in order to intimidate them and to force them to give up their resistance. I’ve been to Gaza through the last 17 years, and every time it is the same story. Israelis are accusing the Palestinians of attacking them; they have to defend themselves, they claim. Actually, the truth is the exact opposite. Israel is the attacker, the occupant. Internationally, they are responsible, according to the law, for the security and the well-being of the occupied population, whereas in fact Israel is doing their utmost to kill them and to make their life as miserable as possible through these seven years of siege.
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jackinaboxwithoutakeytolockit:

Dr. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor, Who has been treating hundreds of victims wounded in Israel’s ongoing assault, including young children. Dr. Gilbert says hospitals are operating without electricity, water and proper medical supplies, but adds: “As a medical doctor, my appeal is don’t send bandages, don’t send syringes, don’t send medical teams. The most important medical thing you can do now is to force Israel to stop the bombing and lift the siege of Gaza.” Gilbert recently recently submitted a report to the United Nations on the state of the Gaza health sector in 2014. “Where is the decency in the U.S. government allowing Israel this impunity to punish the whole civilian population in Gaza?”
so far, close to 170 Palestinians have been killed, among them 36 children and 24 women. And among the 1,232 injured, there are 346 children and 256 women. So, 50 percent of the injured are women and children. Now, this tells you that these attacks are not targeting the militarists in Palestine, in Gaza. These attacks are targeting the whole population in order to intimidate them and to force them to give up their resistance. I’ve been to Gaza through the last 17 years, and every time it is the same story. Israelis are accusing the Palestinians of attacking them; they have to defend themselves, they claim. Actually, the truth is the exact opposite. Israel is the attacker, the occupant. Internationally, they are responsible, according to the law, for the security and the well-being of the occupied population, whereas in fact Israel is doing their utmost to kill them and to make their life as miserable as possible through these seven years of siege.
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jackinaboxwithoutakeytolockit:

Dr. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor, Who has been treating hundreds of victims wounded in Israel’s ongoing assault, including young children. Dr. Gilbert says hospitals are operating without electricity, water and proper medical supplies, but adds: “As a medical doctor, my appeal is don’t send bandages, don’t send syringes, don’t send medical teams. The most important medical thing you can do now is to force Israel to stop the bombing and lift the siege of Gaza.” Gilbert recently recently submitted a report to the United Nations on the state of the Gaza health sector in 2014. “Where is the decency in the U.S. government allowing Israel this impunity to punish the whole civilian population in Gaza?”

so far, close to 170 Palestinians have been killed, among them 36 children and 24 women. And among the 1,232 injured, there are 346 children and 256 women. So, 50 percent of the injured are women and children. Now, this tells you that these attacks are not targeting the militarists in Palestine, in Gaza. These attacks are targeting the whole population in order to intimidate them and to force them to give up their resistance. I’ve been to Gaza through the last 17 years, and every time it is the same story. Israelis are accusing the Palestinians of attacking them; they have to defend themselves, they claim. Actually, the truth is the exact opposite. Israel is the attacker, the occupant. Internationally, they are responsible, according to the law, for the security and the well-being of the occupied population, whereas in fact Israel is doing their utmost to kill them and to make their life as miserable as possible through these seven years of siege.

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The first apps to support Android Wear are out and we’ve picked out favorites from the first batch. Call a car, order a pizza, and check off your Evernote to-do list, all from your wrist.

(Source: youtube.com)

This little thing from ZTE is pretty awesome!

ZTE LivePro features a 4-inch touchscreen and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It can beam 80- to 120-inch images with 1080p input on nearby walls and surfaces via its microSD card slot or HDMI cable connection.

At the same time, it can also connect up to eight mobile devices as a mobile 4G router.

The ultraportable device is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 5,000mAh battery, which has an estimated run time of 2.5 hours over HDMI for its projector, or 10 hours for hotspot use over Wi-Fi. It’s equipped with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and Bluetooth.

Physical size is only 10x10x3 cm.

I’ve lived with the Acer C720 Chromebook for about a month now, and I’m still impressed by this cheap little plastic thingy!

Since I bought it on a spur, I haven’t used my iMac once… not once.

I’ve discovered how much I really live in the cloud. For almost everything except photo-management (still looking for a great cloud-solution for that), I live in the cloud these days, and the Chromebook is perfect for me.

And the Chromebook works perfectly with Chromecast. So since I bought it, I’ve also almost stopped using my Nexus 7. 

If you can read Norwegian, I’ve posted a review of the Acer C720 on Mobizmag.no, and I’ve posted a blog about the Chrome OS on my personal blog.