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Google Chromecast UK hands-on demo

Google Chromecast UK hands-on demo. It’s been available in the States and now we here in the UK get a taste of Google’s entertainment offering.
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What is Chromecast?


Chromecast is a media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use your mobile device and the TV you already own to cast your favourite TV shows, films, music, sport, games and more. Chromecast works with iPhone®, iPad®, Android phones and tablets, Mac® and Windows® laptops and Chromebooks.

An easy way to get video, music and games to your TV

Your phone is a simple, powerful remote. Open the mobile apps that you already know and love to quickly access things like your TV shows, your playlists, your queues. No new logins or downloads required.
Simply tap the Cast button to see your favourite content on the big screen.
By using your phone, it’s easy to browse, queue and control the TV from anywhere in the home.


With Chromecast, you’re in command. Choose from over 200,000 TV shows & films, 30 million songs, plus radio, sport, games and more. Discover a range of free, subscription or paid content from hundreds of apps.*


Why Wifi Devices Will Kill Consumer Choice

internet devices in the home

internet devices in the home

I predict the end of business as we know it, the growth of internet connected devices will see a change so huge that those who are not ready will simply die.

It’s without doubt that the internet is going to dominate our world even more than it is now, smart devices that connect to all of our lives will change everything. Today 40% of the world’s population has an Internet connection. In 1995, it was less than 1%.The number of internet users has increased tenfold from 1999 to 2013. The first billion users were reached in 2005 and the second billion in 2010., the third billion by the end of 2014. (Stats internet live stats).

We can clearly see the trend in standard Internet connection use but what about the smart connected device? The home will have connected smart meters, kitchen equipment, lighting and central heating. The car industry is making huge steps into connectivity, most new cars come ready connected via apps and some already are themselves internet hotspots.

All new European cars from 2015 will have to have systems that send data to include location and other information as part of eCall. This data will inform emergency services of the location of the car in the event of an accident. Its only a matter of time before insurance companies will want a smart device placed in your car.


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