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News ByteGoogle announced that it is bringing its Chromebook laptops to more retailers, including Walmart and Staples. Starting now, customers can pick up the Acer Chromebook at one of Walmart’s 2,800 stores nationwide for $199. Meanwhile, Staples will offer a broader selection, with models from Acer, HP and Samsung arriving this weekend. Google’s line of affordable laptops based on Chrome OS will also make their way to select Office Depot, Office Max, Fry’s and TigerDirect stores in the coming months.
News Bytemade another one of its nifty “Chrome Experiment” demos to show off new Web technology. It’s called Cube Slam and, using WebRTC, you can play the arcade game Pong face to face with a friend without installing any plugins (on desktop Chrome or Chrome OS, not mobile yet). Since you control the Pong paddle via off-camera arrow buttons, the live video part is kind of odd — so make sure to psych yourself up to trash-talk and be extremely visually expressive before you send your friend an invite link.