Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jul 2013 17:21 UTC
Google "Google is making another foray into the living room with the Chromecast, a small $35 dongle that allows users to stream videos from a phone or tablet to their TV using Chrome. Essentially, it turns every TV into a smart TV, but it uses the same basic interface as whatever device you're on." Looks like an absolutely fantastic product, especially with the low price point and SDK for developers. I want this. Now. Too bad 95% of the world can't buy it for now.
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Comment by gan17
by gan17 on Wed 24th Jul 2013 21:44 UTC
gan17
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2008-06-03

Wonder what happened with that orb-like Nexus thing? Had a bunch of wires coming out the back, making it resemble those squid machines from The Matrix films. All the Android people were waxing all sorts of hypothetical lyrical about it a year ago. Did it ever catch on, or did Google kill it or something?

On topic;
This Chromecast thingy sounds alright. Not on my radar, but can't argue with the pricing.

Edited 2013-07-24 21:45 UTC

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RE: Comment by gan17
by zdzichu on Thu 25th Jul 2013 18:23 in reply to "Comment by gan17"
zdzichu Member since:
2006-11-07

Nexus Q was abandoned, however you can treat Chromecast as Q2. Basically the same functionality, with cut down hardware, uses TV as a peripheral.

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