Google Docs ‘Slides’ app updated with Chromecast and AirPlay support

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Google announced today that it updated its Slides app, available for Android and iOS, to both support Google Cast and AirPlay. The update comes following the announcement of the Remote Display API that Google showed off at its I/O developers conference at the end of June, which allows developers to present more intricate applications and games on a remote screen. Read more

Chromecast free movie rental offer includes American Sniper, Interstellar, and more hits

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Google has started offering Chromecast users a pretty sweet deal today. The company is offering all Chromecast owners a free movie rental from the Play Store and the list of movies that you can choose from is pretty impressive. Google is offering up modern day titles such as American Sniper, Lucy, Unbroken, Interstellar, Fifty Shades of Grey, and We’re the Millers for free as part of this promotion.

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Complete a survey about Google Voice for a chance to win a free Chromecast

google-voice-logoGoogle today has launched a survey in which it hopes to gather more information about its Google Voice service. The survey is available to all Voice users by simply logging into your account. You can also access the survey via this support thread. Google says that the survey should not take more than 10 minutes to complete and by completing it, you are entered to win a free Chromecast.

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Google Cast has received new APIs for second-screen functionality, autoplay, queuing, more

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Google’s Chromecast dongle for pushing digital content from ones phone, tablet, or laptop to a TV screen isn’t exactly a high-end device – the full retail price is $35, and it’s on sale constantly – but its unexpected to many been a huge success for the company. Over 17 million of the dongles have been sold, the Cast button has been pushed over 1.5 billion times, and Google says Chromecast users consume 66% more content per day than when the device launch in 2013. To push the network of Cast buttons and supported content even further, Google has released some new APIs for developers to build richer experiences.

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Lenovo goes all Buck Rogers with dual-display smartwatch and phone with dual-function projector

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Lenovo has today shown off a couple of product prototypes that fall somewhere on the scale with ‘interesting tech’ at one end and ‘batsh*t crazy’ at the other… Buck Rogers style.

The first is Magic View, a smartwatch with a second display – a really tiny one – embedded in the strap. The idea appears to be that when the main display alerts you to new content, you hold the tiny screen up very, very close to your eye to view that content on the second display. I’m just waiting for someone wearing Google Glass and someone with their smartwatch in front of their nose to walk into each other …  Read more

Google really wants you to buy a Chromecast, latest freebie mix worth $80

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If you haven’t yet treated your TV to a Chromecast stick to stream content from your Android devices, Google would really like you to do so. The company has been playing with its mix of freebies again, with $80 worth on offer if you buy between today and 19th April.

Current offers include three-month trial subscriptions to Google Play Music, DramaFever and Sesame Street GO, as well as one month of Qelio Concerts and a free Play Movies rental thrown in – and you can even save a few bucks on Amazon at the moment …  Read more

Latest Drive for Android update hints at automatic photo/video back-up and Chromecast support

Google DriveGoogle rolled out an update to the Drive Android app earlier this week, and as usual, what it touted in the change log wasn’t all that changed. Android Police has dug deeper into the APK update file and noticed some changes that hint at major new features coming to the app. First off, it appears that Google Drive will take over the task of backing up photos and videos for users, a responsibility that has been held by Google+ since its inception.

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Watch Super Bowl XLIX live streams online on your Android device, Chromecast or computer

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Super Bowl XLIX with the Seahawks vs. the Patriots kicks off this weekend on February 1st and we’re already getting prepared with a handy list of links for watching on all your Android and Chrome devices.

Head below for details on how to watch the game from your Android smartphone, tablet, or in your browser on the desktop: Read more

Google: Users have casted content 1 billion times, Chromecast most popular streaming device in U.S.

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Google’s Chief Business Officer Omid Kordenstani gave several updates on the status of the company’s $35 Chromecast streaming device during the this evening’s Q4 2014 earnings call. Kordenstani first stated that users have “casted” content to their television more than one billion times. The company says that this is a huge milestone for the streaming stick and the implementation of the Cast functionality in a variety of different apps.

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