Can one chip make a difference in your laptop’s battery life? Yup, and hopefully it comes to Chromebooks soon. Data from connected pets can help their health while Sony countered Microsoft well with its new PS4.

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Although Apple isn’t the topic of our GigaOM Chrome Show, we did refer to it quite a bit on this week’s episode. The newest MacBook Airs use the Intel Haswell chips we’ve been hoping for in new Chromebooks so know we know what kind of battery life boost to expect. Two new extension recommendations are available in the show, as well as talk about a $35 Chrome media streaming solution.

Can your dog help advance the Internet of Things? Ben Jacobs of Whistle thinks so and explains to Stacey Higginbotham how vets, researchers and pet owners can take advantage of data from devices worn by pets.

Lastly, our GigaOM Weekly Wrapup podcast recaps seven years of blogging as GigaOM celebrates another birthday. There’s more information on the PRISM saga and even a little gaming news: Did Sony turn the tables on Microsoft at this year’s E3 gaming convention?

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