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How Chromecast works: HTML5, WebRTC, and the technology behind casting

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Chromecast is cheap, simple and sold out nearly everywhere. The fact that it’s so hard to get only adds fuel to the HDMI media streaming device’s hype. We’ve already stated that Chromecast has the potential to disrupt the way that we watch TV. Let’s take a look at some of the technology behind Chromecast and how Chromecast compatible apps and casting web pages work.

Chromecast and Google TV: Is there room for both?

The new Google Chromecast dongle is pictured on an electronic screen as it is announced during a Google event at Dogpatch Studio in San Francisco
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If we take a closer look at the similarities and differences between the two, it’s clear that Chromecast doesn’t yet accomplish what Google TV is capable of. That being said, the fact is that neither is doing what we want of them right now.

What is virtual surround sound in Android 4.3?

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The Nexus 7 and Android 4.3 announcements contain plenty of tweaks, but one entirely new feature from Fraunhofer, the creators of the MP3, is set to vastly improve the listening experience on our handheld devices.

Android 4.3 restricted profiles explained

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by 12 months ago
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Android 4.3 has brought a few new features to the operating system, but the new restricted profiles feature is sure to have caught the eye of parents who want more control over their child’s app usage.

HOWTO: Flash Android 4.3 on your Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Galaxy Nexus

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Earlier today, the Android 4.3 source code and Nexus factory images became available for download. Google also announced that the supported Nexus devices would start receiving their over-the-air updates soon. If you can’t wait, and I can’t blame you, it’s very easy to install Android 4.3 on your favorite (supported) Nexus phone or tablet. Especially if you’re used to flashing custom ROMs.