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Hollywood’s nightmare, Popcorn Time, aims for Chromecast

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Popcorn Time has grown in popularity due to it’s ease of use and Netflix like experience. Oh, did I mention that it is free? The open source software streams Bittorrents of movies or TV shows while the viewer watches. Whether or not Popcorn Time is illegal, is not very clear. Even the Popcorn Time website admits the uncertainty. That hasn’t stopped the new team of developers, Time4Popcorn, who took over after the original developers decided to no longer contribute to the project. Popcorn Time has since expanded their supported devices and added many new features, including VPN support. When it was…

Chromecast to use ultrasonic tones for authentication: A new trend in wireless communication?

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Google announced several new things at Google I/O 2014, and one of these is that its HDMI plug-in device Chromecast will be able to provide casting functionality even when an Android device and the Chromecast are not connected to the same WiFi network. Previously, this was confirmed to be done through geo-location data, whereby Chromecast will authenticate with the device by confirming they are within the same vicinity. It turns out that Chromecast will also be using another technology altogether: ultrasonic tones. Through this authentication method, Chromecast will emit ultrasonic tones from the TV’s speakers, which will then be “heard” by…