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Amazon taking international Chromecast orders [Updated]

Google streaming dongle now shipping internationally from Amazon.com Update: It looks like Amazon is no longer processing Chromecast orders to shipping addresses outside the U.S. Existing order seem to be fine,  however. Original story: Until now if you wanted to to get your hands on a...
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Hulu Plus gets Chromecast support

Google's Chromecast streaming dongle now supports Hulu Plus, the company has announced on its official blog. The TV streaming service's mobile apps will be updated on Google Play and the iOS App Store today with a new "Cast" button, similar to other Chromecast-supported apps. Until now Chromecast...
Intel Chromebooks

Google unveils new Chromebooks, Chromebox with Intel Haswell processors

Both new and refreshed models coming soon with Intel's latest processor tech Google has announced in conjunction with Intel today that the companies will be bringing multiple new Chromebook and Chromebox devices based on the newest Haswell processors in the coming months. Adding to the ranks of...
Chromecast

What the Chromecast is - and isn't

Google has plans for the Chromecast, and they may not be the same as yours There is a bit of an uproar today, centered on the Chromecast and Koush's experimental AllCast application. A little background for those who haven't been following along.  Developer and noted Android hacker Koushik Dutta...
Chrome

Chrome OS stable channel updated with immersive mode, smarter app launcher

Usability tweaks and behind-the-scenes improvements for nearly all Chromebooks The Stable channel of Chrome OS is being updated today to version 29.0.1547.57 for all Chromebooks (except the Lenovo Thinkpad X131e) with several improvements. First up is a new "immersive mode", which hides some of...
Chromecast

Chromecast gets another OTA update and a new version of the SDK to go with it

Your Chromecast is getting bumped to version 12940, and the SDK gets a new point release bringing it to 1.0.1 Google is pushing out another silent OTA for the Chromecast, bringing the streamer-on-a-stick to version 12940. You wont have to do anything to get it, and probably would never know it...
Google+ photo app

Google+ Photo app now available for all Chromebooks

The Google+ Photos app we saw Google release last June for the Pixel is now available for all Chromebooks The Google+ Photos app was always able to be installed and "hacked" to work for Chromebooks and computers that weren't the Pixel, but now you can officially load it up and run it on all...
Android Central

Help beta test AirCast by playing any of your videos on your Chromecast

Cast videos directly from your Android Gallery, Dropbox or Google Drive with AirCast AirCast,  a new concept application from everybody's favorite Android hacker and developer Koushik Dutta, will let you play any videos from your Gallery, Dropbox and Google Drive on your Chromecast equipped...
Android Central

Chromecast developer demos motion-based controls via a Kinect

Crafty Chromecast developer Leon Nicholls has rigged up his Chromecast, a laptop and a Kinect to create an app that allows you to control the Chromecast via motion and gestures. After firing up his application, this demo shows him using simple gestures to control position and playback of a video...
Chromecast

Chromecast app update aims to fix discoverability issues

OK, folks. If you've got a Chromecast but have had issues getting it to connect to certain devices, it's time to update your Chromecast app. Google's put forth some new code that should fix some discoverability problems. Looking through our ever-busy Chromecast forums, it looks like this should...
Samsung Chromebook

Grab the Samsung Chromebook from Amazon and save 30 bucks

The $219 price and free shipping for Amazon Prime customers makes this one awful hard to pass up We don't know how long this price will be valid, but if you've been thinking of giving a Chromebook a try, Amazon has the Samsung Chromebook for just $219. That's $30 cheaper than the price at Google...
Chromecast

The Chromecast is for sharing and isn't secure by design

Aslowe writes in the Android Central forums, Is anyone aware if there are any plans to add security to this? Either by Google or maybe a developer working something? I am using some of these for information monitor purposes at a restaurant I do IT work for. One of the employees "accidentally"...
Android Central

Chromecast all the things: Koush working on functionality to Chromecast everything in CM

Casting any media may soon be a reality in CyanogenMod We've seen that Koush, the application developer and Android hacker everyone knows and loves, is working on all sorts of cool stuff for the Chromecast he picked up. We're glad, because who better to crack it wide open and see what it can do...
Google TV versus Chromecast

The basics: How Google TV differs from Chromecast

A Chromecast may be exactly what you need in your living room, but it's not a Google TV replacement While many of us have our Chromecast dongle, and are happily playing with them and sending content to our televisions, there are plenty of folks who have some very valid questions about what the...
Chromecast

Chromecast getting its first OTA, you don't need to do anything

Performance, reliability and security are all improved in the coming update. The Chrome Releases blog has announced a scheduled over-the-air update for the Chromecast will begin pushing out in the next few days. The update is said to improve reliability, security and performance — things that we...
Android Central

'How to use Chromecast' video has a pretty awesome easter egg

As spotted by cammykool in our Chromecast forums. Can you see it?
Chromecast

Chromecast rooted, operating system detailed

The operating system looks to be a special blend of Google Chrome and Android; more work to be done. If anyone had any doubts, put them to rest because the Chromecast has been rooted. We're not surprised at this -- any device that runs an OS that accepts input will get exploited eventually --...
Chromecast

Chromecast-a-day: We're giving away 7 of Google's hottest product

There are seven days in a week. No so coincidentally, we've got seven brand-new Chromecasts just sitting here, waiting for good homes. And we also have the Netflix three-month-free discount codes that go with them. So, yeah. Let's give 'em away. One a day, actually, starting now. This one's open...
Chromecast

Chromecast dongle torn open, no unicorns or leprechaun dust found inside

Motherboards and heat sinks are what little Chromecasts are made of. With people everywhere getting their Chromecast units, you knew iFixit would be doing this soon. They've taken their tools and guitar picks and busted the thing open, and found out it's a pretty simple device. Turns out there...
Chrome

Chrome OS beta channel updated for all devices

If you're using a ChromeBook or ChromeBox and are on the beta track, you'll want to check your settings. The beta track has been updated to version 29.0.1537.32, and brings along bug fixes, security patches and a handful of new and improved features. For the hardcore nerd types, the big news is the...

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