New Chromebooks at BETT 2021, a Stadia Hailstorm, and Manifest v3
This week on The Chrome Cast, we were excited to dig in a bit on the 9 new Chromebooks announced at BETT 2021 that range from the latest small-core Jasper Lake Intel devices to ARM-powered Chromebooks with MediaTek and Snapdragon internals. The yearly education-focused show always follows closely behind CES and, like it always does, comes replete with a slew of new classroom-ready Chromebooks.
The second half of the podcast features commentary from our very own Michael Perrigo as we dive a bit deeper into Stadia, what the mysterious ‘Project Hailstorm’ could end up being, and further explain what Google is up to with the long-awaited Manifest v3 that is arriving in Chrome and Chrome OS 88. There’s a lot to unpack here, so we hope you can give it a listen! NOTABLE LINKS
* BETT 2021: HP debuts 5 Chromebooks with Jasper Lake, MediaTek and a unique stylus
* Chrome 88 introduces the controversial Manifest v3 which seeks to fix the ‘extensions problem’
* Join me on the Stadia Source Podcast and enter to win a Stadia Premiere Bundle
* Stadia’s ‘Project Hailstorm’ could be used to bring the service to millions of TVs rapidly
* Chrome 88 is rolling out now with a heavy focus on security, web app features, and more
* BETT 2021: Acer unveils 4 new Chromebooks for the classroom
* Facebook finds four Chrome extensions scraping user data – Sues two developers
* Stadia launching ‘Playable Scenarios’ via State Share so your friends can pick up where you left off
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