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Summary:

The case of the pre-ordered Asus Chromebox takes a plot twist as nobody seems to be getting their device. We discuss the issue on this week’s podcast, and talk about how Google Now is unifying Android devices with Chrome while the Chromecast goes international.

The Chrome Show 2014

Although many folks pre-ordered the Asus Chromebox, the anticipated delivery date has come and gone, so what gives? While we wait to find out we can also wait for new wearable devices thanks to Android Wear, which feature Google Now to unify Android, Chrome and Chrome OS. And if you thought Google’s Chromecast wasn’t in your country, don’t move to the U.S. just yet: Chromecast is now available in 11 new countries!

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Hosts: Janko Roettgers and Kevin C. Tofel

Android Wear smartwatches may be a nice Chrome OS companion

Chromecast goes international!

PocketCasts and SmugMug get Chromecast support

Where are the Asus Chromeboxes? Here is a great review while we wait and see.

Immersive mode coming to Chrome in Windows

Google Drive storage prices drop. Does that diminish the “value” of Chromebook goodies?

Great tip: Search bookmarks or history in Chrome by creating custom search engines

App / Extension of the week: TechSmith’s SnagIt

  1. Great show guys. FYI, Tiger Direct did shipped my Asus Chromebox this week and I should have it today. Not sure what’s up with Amazon, as they are usually good with any preorders.

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    1. Wow, I’d say you’re lucky! I went to Tiger Direct before the show and the product page still showed a pre-order state. Just checked again and still says “available for pre-order”. Hmm…. maybe limited supply?

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  2. good show :)

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  3. Yesterday, I got 4 delivered from Tigerdirect.

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