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Chromecast Ultra General Discussion / Re: Chromecast Ultra Cpu Ram Storage
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:01:49 AM »
These are the specs of the Chromecast Ultra:

Chip: CPU is the successor of "Armada 1500 Mini Plus" or Marvell 88DE3006. BG4CDP was apparently the internal name for the chip at Marvell, is now the product name at Synaptics.
RAM: 512MB.
Storage: 256MB.
Connectivity: HDMI, Wi-Fi, Ethernet.
Power: Micro USB.
Dimensions: 51.9 x 51.9 x 13.49mm.
Weight: 39.1g.

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Bitcoin Just Hit $7000. Here's Why It Could Hit $100,000 And Why You Need To Buy Some Now.

1. Goldman Sachs Is Reportedly Hiring 'Blockchain Experts' and rumors are they are planning a crypto exchange.
2. Futures Trading has been approved by both CME, the world's largest options exchange as well as the (CBOE) Chicago Board Options Exchanges.
3. Amazon is rumored to be considering accepting Bitcoin as payment for its products, following competitor Overstock.com which already accepts Bitcoin.
4. Bitcoin adoption has reached 'critical mass' with the general public and many mainstream institutions accepting it as 'legit'.  Mainstream publications such as Fortune and Time are featuring cover stories on it.
5. The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry is experiencing tremendous job growth and features higher pay and better benefits than comparable positions.
6. There will only ever be 21 million Bitcoins.  The Bitcoin protocol doesn't allow for any more.  Overwhelming demand meeting this very limited supply is causing and will continue to cause the price of Bitcoin to explode.  Some are forecasting it could hit $100,000 and even $1,000,000 within a few years. 

The time to buy Bitcoin is NOW.  You don't have to buy an entire Bitcoin.  Even a hundred dollars worth could be worth a nice chunk of cash if Bitcoin keeps increasing in value dramatically.   

Coinbase is the world's most popular Bitcoin account and easiest way to buy Bitcoin, especially in the beginning.  Do it now and get $10 in Free Bitcoin when opening an account when using this link:  https://www.coinbase.com/join/592fdc667dd174037610ab73

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Google Home and Google Home Mini Board / Welcome to the Google Home Board
« on: October 25, 2017, 07:36:05 PM »
Google Home and Google Home Mini are smart speakers that enable users to interact through voice commands and access information and services through its digital personal assistant called 'Google Assistant.'  It additionally can be paired up with Google's Chromecast in order to utilize many of Chromecast's functions hands free.

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/cXHNuHSkIGA" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/cXHNuHSkIGA</a>

One really cool feature of Google's Chromecast that many don't know about is its ability to work in concert with Google home to let you control your Chromecast via voice and access everything from Youtube videos and Neflx to music and even your Google Photos.  All without getting out of your chair and through voice control.  Pretty cool!  There's a little setup to get them to work together but once it's done you'll wonder how you did without this feature.  Tech With Brett in the video above walks us through the setup as well as how to use the features. This is really cool.  If you don't have a Chromecast yet (what are you waiting for???) or a Google home I've also put links below for the original version, the Chromecast Ultrafor 4k televisions as well as Google's brand new Google Home mini! which was just released.  Let us know if you've hooked your Chromecast up with Google home in the comments section below and let us know any tricks or tips you've figured out.





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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6BvEtiS5ga0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/6BvEtiS5ga0</a>

The first time I thought about getting a VPN or Virtual Private Network, was when I was on vacation in europe and I found to my dismay I couldn't access my Netflix account to watch the latest episodes of Breaking Bad.  It hadn't occurred to me until then that lots of countries actually block content from other countries.  A friend suggested I get a VPN which would allow me to spoof a US IP address no matter where I was so I could continue to watch my US Netflix shows and so I got one...a buggy, slow, expensive one...but it worked at least.

Fast forward to today, several years later where I've discovered a world of shows, movies, news and tons of websites that are located all over the world that I never had access to before I started using Windscribe.  I routinely watch live British news shows and television shows right from the comfort of my home in Los Angeles by using a British IP address so that I can access British tv and web unhindered.  I do the same with French and German sites as well as several countries in eastern europe and even Russia.  It's amazing what you start finding once the world is unlocked.


There's other reasons to use a Virtual Private Network beyond just unlocking content however.  I personally don't like Google, Apple, Microsoft and frankly all sorts of other companies and advertisers knowing where i'm surfing on the web all the time.  I don't like the idea of being tracked by advertising bots and cookies that target advertising to me and keep records of every site I've been to.  With Windscribe you not only get to surf the whole world's web unfiltered but if you choose you also remain hidden from all those tracking bots and advertising cookies.  Windscribe is not only a VPN, it also has several additional features and a special browser plug-in that blocks most advertising and trackers so that you can surf the web privately.  Trust me...this is awesome...it gives you a sense of freedom to know that nobody is looking over your shoulder while surfing the web.

So why Windscribe you might ask?  Afterall there are a lot of VPN's out there.  Well frankly, I've tried about half a dozen of the leading VPNs and when I evaluate the entire experience, meaning performance, features, ease of use, reliability and price I have to give the prize to Windscribe.  Seriously, i'm not joking.  Several other VPNs I have used have had performance issues.  My connection will get hung up, or download speeds will be slow.   Sometimes I find that popular websites or forums are blocking other VPNs IP addresses.  I haven't had these problems with Windscribe.  Another problem I've had with some other services has to do with crashing or hanging my computer.  I've even gotten the blue screen of death using some other VPNs.  I've never, not even once had that happen with Windscribe.  It's rock solid and works every. single. time.   


Something else I like with Windscribe is that once you have an account, they have versions for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android all included so you can use it on your pc, phone tablet...wherever.  Just as importantly Windscribe is a GREAT deal.  I'm not just saying that.  You can sign up for a free plan to try it out and right off the bat it gives you 10GB. That's a LOT of free data for a FREE plan.  With most free plans you get maybe 1 GB.  The downside of the free plan is that it only let's you use a few different IP addresses so to really start surfing the world like I do you'll want to upgrade to the PRO Plan and then you get dozens and dozens of IP addresses in tons of countries.  But frankly, it's so cheap...less than $4/month with the special 50% promo code I give you below there is absolutely no reason not to get the Pro plan.  It is SO worth it.  Trust me, this is the single best investment you can make to improve your web surfing experience and frankly LEARNING experience. 

There is so much new content out there in other countries that you simply don't even realize exists until you start using Windscribe and start searching around with the country specific versions of Google, Bing, Yahoo and others.  I've linked the Windscribe site below so you can sign up for either the free or pro version.   My guess is that once you try it you're going to be hooked.  I can't believe I waited so long to start using a VPN.  Now I probably use it for over 50% of my web surfing.  I just love being anonymous and also being able to watch content and visit sites in other countries I just didn't know existed until I started using it. 

Make sure to check out all the free BBC, Sky TV and more once you connect using a British IP...I recently have been watching the original British versions of american shows...it's so cool to be able to do that....and also to see the live news broadcasts in other countries that are usually blocked to us in the U.S.  Practically every country has even more country specific programming and web content you'll discover as well. I've arranged a special 50% off deal that you can access by clicking the blue link below and then using the promo code 'WS50OFF' when paying for the Pro version.  With the discount it's $45 for the entire year.  That's less than $4 a month!  Do it now and sign up so you don't forget...you can thank me later.




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The Lounge - Off Topic Forum / Re: popcorn time vpn for movies and shows
« on: September 20, 2017, 04:40:36 AM »
any advice ???? :)

I've tried almost all the VPNs on the list and frankly wasn't happy until I tried Windscribe, which I still use.  Some of the problems I had with the others include;  taking too long to connect, dropped or 'frozen' connections, slow throughput, having some of their servers shut down or countries I was paying for blocked or shut down at times.  Also some of the other VPN's apps either froze my PC or even gave me the blue screen of death.   

I've had none of these problems with Windscribe.   It's been glitch free, connects fast, has fast throughput and I like the fact they have both slick desktop and browser apps which let you change different settings on the fly.    It hasn't crashed my computer even once and not one blue screen of death.  Definitely worth the price.  I use it every day.  Here's a link:  Windscribe

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/__sP_EZoPvk" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/__sP_EZoPvk</a>

So you bought a Google Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra and you've already explored tons of available apps and 'free' channels that you can watch on your tv and mobile device.  But you're frustrated because some of the best movies and tv shows are only available on expensive pay channels or require a Netflix or 'mobile' subscription account.  Well Larry up above has a solution and it involves using a streaming content app that he's found that will allow Chromecast users to access thousands of movies and tv shows absolutely free and 'cast' them to your television.  Just watch the video above and follow his instructions.  You'll be watching that movie you've been looking for in no time...for free!


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(Hint, it's much more than just digital money)

Up until a few months ago, like a lot of people I'd heard of 'Bitcoin' and 'cryptocurrency' but frankly while it seemed mildly interesting, I didn't feel any overwhelming urge to figure out how to get some or use it.  It sounded like a less secure, new fangled, roundabout way of paying for things 'electronically' and since so few places accept them for payment vs. the dollar...I didn't see the point. Why bother, right?

Wrong. Boy was I wrong. Because what I didn't understand...and most of you reading this probably don't either...is that many of these new 'cryptocurrencies' that we see in the news are not 'currencies' at all...they are actually a new technology utilizing a structure called the blockchain that are creating the next version of the internet, an internet 3.0 right now...and the vast majority of people have no idea this is going on.  How is that you ask?  Because many of these digital 'coins' are actually more like programming languages that let you build decentralized applications.  What the heck is that you ask?  Let me explain.

Let's say you want to buy a product off of Ebay, or Amazon like a pair of shoes.  Or perhaps you want to rent a room for a weekend through Airbnb, or get a car ride to the airport through Uber.  All of these businesses utilize a middleman that you have to pay a fee to for their service.  Think about it. You buy something from Ebay or Amazon and they take their little cut out of the seller's gross.  You book a room through airbnb or a car from uber and again...they take a little cut out of the seller's piece or charge a fee to the buyer...either way there's a middleman.

But what if you could get rid of the middle man?  What if there was some kind of company that did each of these things...sold goods..rented homes...drove you around....and there was no middle man?   What if transactions were peer to peer...you to the seller direct...without the middle man's fee?  Well that is exactly what the blockchain allows programmers to do.  Create decentralized applications, businesses, markets, etc.  It does this by utilizing the blockchain as a way of keeping everyone honest.  How?  Well, this video does a nice job of explaining it. 

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6WG7D47tGb0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/6WG7D47tGb0</a>

But the important thing to realize is that what we are looking at here is basically the dawn of a brand new internet.  Just like in 1992-94 nobody could have predicted that Amazon or Uber or Facebook or Google could become the behemoths we see today.  Twenty years from now people are going to look back and say the same thing about decentralized, blockchain based companies that will be just as big...or bigger.

It's very likely we'll have decentralized search engines without advertising, we'll have decentralized selling with brand new 'amazons' or 'ebays'. We'll have decentralized banking without the bank taking fees and we'll have virtually every kind of business you can imagine from insurance to education to manufacturing to distribution and it will be done through decentralized applications and companies that basically 'live' on the internet and don't require a middle man taking a fee.

Once you understand this concept the next thing to understand is that the cryptocurrencies that we see today...and the new ones being introduced...are all representative of different kinds of decentralized  businesses and these digital 'coins' are being used to fund the development of these businesses. Now there are some like Bitcoin and Litecoin that are still just digital money.   But others like Ethereum, Golem, Stratis, EOS, Factom and others each represent a new type of decentralized company or platform that are part of this new internet 3.0.  And in order to use any of these companies or platforms you'll have to know how to use these new 'digital currencies'.

Some of these new kinds of decentralized companies are already in operation.  For instance http://steemit.com is a hybrid of reddit and facebook where you use Steem coins as a way of rewarding content.  Instead of Zuckerberg and staff at FB choosing what to show you...it's more democratic and the use of Steem coin rewards content makers.

So how do I begin getting into this world?  What's the first baby step I can take? Open a Coinbase account.   

Coinbase is the oldest and most reliable and safe of the online wallets to start buying your first digital 'coins' with.  You can buy a bit of Bitcoin or Ethereum or Litecoin...the three coins they currently support...and begin to learn how to use them.   For example, you can purchase some 'Steem' at Steemit.com by opening an account there and sending some Bitcoin to yourself from Coinbase to Steemit.  Then you'll convert that Bitcoin to Steem to use.

As you become more comfortable with these currencies you might want to open a trading account on a site like Poloniex...which just like a stockmarket trading site allows you to buy, sell or just watch all kinds of digital coins and see their values fluctuate just like a stock.

But frankly the very first step you should take, just so you can get started and start to explore is to open a Coinbase account.

Right now Coinbase has a promotion where they're offering $10 in free Bitcoin to you if you open an account with just $100, which is exactly what I did to start.  Then you can start playing with it.  One of the first things I did was transfer half of my Bitcoin into Ethereum right within my Coinbase account so in mere minutes I was now both a Bitcoin and Ethereum owner and I could build from there.

Want to learn even more and become a cryptocurrency expert?  Start reading sites like Cointelegraph.com and Coindesk.com and TheMerkle.com to learn more about all these new currencies and what they do. 

Look, I know it seems intimidating at first.  But trust me, this is not just the future of money, it's the future of the internet being built right in front of our eyes.  This is an amazing opportunity.  Don't miss out like you did the last time.  Just think how many times you've told yourself 'if i had just invested in Facebook or Netflix or Amazon back in 199x...well this is your next chance...because the next version of the internet...the decentralized internet is happening right now, today.  Open your Coinbase account and take your first step into that world today.  You'll thank me later.



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I actually just heard from Joseph a few weeks ago.  He said he had stopped working on Local Guru and was trying to sell it.  I have a feeling it's not active anymore.  I think i'll take the page down in the next few days when I have something new to put up.  Thanks for trying it though.  It was working last year when I put the story up but I think it never got enough users to make it worthwhile for Joseph to continue with it.

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Google's newest and fastest version of their Chromecast streaming dongle, the Chromecast Ultra has dropped in price for the first time since its introduction last year.  Normally $69, you can get one now for $50 through Best Buy at the link below.  The Chromecast Ultra is the first Chromecast to support 4K and is faster and smoother operating than the two previous Chromecast versions.  If you're in the market for a Chromecast to stream (cast) your videos and movies, music or apps to your big screen tv or especially if you want to watch shows shot in 4K video then the Chromecast Ultra is the one to get.  Link Below!






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https://www.ebags.com/product/dakine/network-ii-31l-backpack/294462?productid=10603399

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We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!

Now that the holidays are here, many major retailers are holding their annual'After Holidays', 'End Of Year' and 'New Year's' deals and specials for online shoppers for anything related to technology and for non-tech categories as well such as household items, clothes and more.  These are some of the deepest discounts and sales of the year as stores try to clear inventory before Dec 31st.  This is a great chance get great deals on all sorts of gifts and items you've been putting off to buy, just waiting for those 'best of' sales and discounts.  We've included links below to some of the most well-known large online sale participants so use these links to check out the great deals and enjoy saving some cash!. 









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The latest model of the Chromecast, the Chromecast 2 is on sale right now for $25.  This is a brand new Chromecast.  This is not the original, older chromecast that looked like a plastic stick...this is the newer, more powerful, hockey puck shaped Chromecast.   Also on sale for $25 is Chromecasst Audio.     Stream your apps, movies, games etc to your television or large screen monitor from your Android or iOS device or just stream your audio to your old pair of speakers and link them up to your favorite music service.  Chromecast and Chromecast Audio are MUST HAVE devices to maximize your tvs and speakers in your home.  Grab your Chromecast 2 or Chromecast Audio on sale at the links below.



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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Xl3UfL2zXtY" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Xl3UfL2zXtY</a>

While there are a lot of bluetooth speakers out there, few brands can claim to be as high end as Bang & Olufsen.  The A1 shown in the above video is B&O's smallest speaker and features unbelievable bass response and 360 degree sound.  Forged from a beautiful piece of aluminum and featuring a low profile this is as much a piece of art as it is a speaker.  But make no mistake...the sound is simply phenomenal...you really do get what you pay for.  Now the A1, which was just introduced earlier this year still lists for $249 anywhere here in the U.S. that you look...from the B&O website to Amazon to Ebay...you really can't find any discounts on it because it is a current model product that is considered very exclusive and high end and frankly, B&O doesn't need to discount it.  That's why I was surprised to have stumbled acrosss the A1 for half price on the Aliexpress website.  Yep...that's right...at the link below you can pick up a genuine B&O A1 speaker in either silver or moss green brand new from aliexpress.  Don't miss this opportunity.  This is a STEAL at this price.



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If you've been waiting to buy a really top-notch audiophile quality bluetooth speaker then today is the perfect day to grab an awesome deal on one of two Denon bluetooth speakers. 

First up is the Denon HEOS 1.  This is the smallest member of Denon's audiophile multiroom system that can be used either independently or networked with other HEOS speakers such as the HEOS 3, 5 or 7.  This is the newest version of the HEOS 1 and includes bluetooth built-in.  It offers awesome sound from its two drivers and while it is a plug-in unit, you can purchase the optional 'Go Pack' which includes a rechargeable lithium ion battery.  This new version of the HEOS 1 also includes high resolution audio support as well as support for streaming services such as Amazon Prime Music, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, TIDAL and Rhapsody.  Normally priced at $199, there's a special sale going on right now for $100 off!  That's right...the HEOS 1 is just $99 for a limited time.  You can grab one at the link below.


Ok, so say you want an all-in-one unit that includes a built-in lithium battery and will provide you with knock your socks off sound in a portable package and you plan on using the speaker exclusively with your phone or tablet to stream music and don't care about multiroom networking.  If that's the case then the Denon Envaya DSB200 is the speaker for you.  This speaker will literally knock your socks off.  It has some of the most powerful bass and the fullest 'soundscape' and depth of sound of any portable bluetooth speaker i've ever heard.  Don't believe me?  Just read some of the reviews and they'll back me up.  This thing ROCKS.  It has a 100mm bass radiator in addition to two 57mm full range drivers and has all kinds of special electronics voodoo added in from high resolution aptX® CSR decoding, MaxxAudio® technology and even includes 4 different colored grill inserts to customize the look of the device.  Normally the Envaya DSB200 would set you back $199...and in fact that's the price it's still selling for on the Denon website...but it's on sale on Amazon right now for just $79.99!  That's an amazing deal.  If  you've been looking for a bluetooth speaker that has AWESOME sound quality...you need to grab one of these right now.  I'm serious...this thing will blow away any other portable bluetooth speaker even 3x the price.



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Google introduced their most powerful Chromecast yet.  The Chromecast Ultra with faster performance, higher quality and most of all full support for 4K Ultra HD and HDR streaming and 4k devices.  Both Netflix and YouTube already offer 4K content and thousands of apps and hundreds of thousands of tv shows and video are available for viewing.  Able to be used either wirelessly connected to your tv through Wifi or through a built-in ethernet adapter for those preferring a wired connection, Chromecast Ultra offers faster performance than any previous Chromecast and supports just about all Android, Apple and Windows devices.  Chromecast Ultra will cost $69, so a bit more than the standard Chromecast which still sells for $35.  The Ultra should be available in the coming weeks.


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