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Report: Next Chromecast Ultra runs Android TV, has a remote control

For much of the past decade, Google has maintained two different smart TV platforms: Chromecast and Android TV (formerly Google TV). But now 9to5Google reports that the next Chromecast Ultra will be a full-fledged Android TV device. That means that in addition to streaming internet content to your TV while using your phone, laptop, or other […]

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Daily Deals (7-09-2019)

Amazon Prime Day approaches… and a whole bunch of other retailers are trying to get your attention in the meantime. One of the latest is Dell, which is running a Black Friday in July sale at the moment, which lets you save on a bunch of laptops and 2-in-1 computers. Another is Google, which is […]

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Chromecast 2 has a CPU that’s 2.5x faster than the original

Google’s 2nd-gen Chromecast has 802.11ac WiFi for faster wireless connection than the original Chromecast media streamer that Google launched in 2013. But it turns out that’s not the only hardware difference. The original Chromecast was powered by a Marvell Armada 1500 Mini 88DE3005 processor, while the 2nd-gen Chromecast has an Armada 1500 min Plus 88DE3006 […]

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2nd-gen Google Chromecast to offer better WiFi, new features?

Google is reportedly preparing to launch a 2nd-generation Chromecast in September. Like the original Chromecast, the new model is expected to be a small device that connects to the HDMI port of your TV, and allows you to stream media from the internet while using you phone, tablet, or computer as a controller. But according […]