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According to numerous sources Google will be introducing a new version of the Chromecast on September 29th during its event in San Francisco.  This new version should replace the current Chromecast and offer a bunch of new features including one called 'Fast Play' which will make connecting to other devices quicker and simpler.  Other additions expected include some new, faster hardware under the hood, improved Wi-Fi and more.   The new Chromecast will also look different and be available in several colors.  While retaining a dongle shape it appears more circular in nature in the blurry photos leaked. 

Also expected to be announced is an all new product called 'Chromecast Audio' which should offer wireless audio for speakers.  We're thinking this might be some kind of bluetooth or Wifi device that does for audio what Chromecast does for video.   It should offer both wired ability as well as wireless multi-room audio support.

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Chromecast General Discussions / Re: New Chromecast version coming?
« on: September 18, 2015, 09:37:52 PM »
Yes, looks like Google will introduce an upgraded Chromecast during their September 29th event.  Should offer new features and some more powerful hardware.  It'll be interesting to see what it offers!

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If you missed the deal last week for the Western Digital portable hard drive at $79.99 then you're definitely not gonna want to miss this...an even BETTER DEAL.  Right now on Ebay at the link below you can get a Western Digital 2 Terabyte 'Elements' USB 3.0/2.0  portable hard drive for just $69.99!   That's the lowest price we've ever seen for a 2TB drive...let alone one from Western Digital...the premium name in hard drives.  This is a MUST HAVE deal if you don't have a good backup drive for your laptop, desktop computer, smartphone or tablet.  With 2TB at your disposal you can save all those pictures, music files, movies and everything else you keep 'promising yourself' you're gonna make a backup of.   This hard drive also is USB powered...it doesn't need a separate power supply so you just plug it into your device and start moving files over to backup.  Seriously, these are going fast...over 1000 sold in just the last 24hrs so hurry and grab one before they're gone.  You get free shipping too!  Hit the link below:


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As a fellow Chromecast owner and gadget freak, one of my New Year's resolutions this year has been to do something that I'm guilty of not doing enough of over the past several years...backing up my hard drive on my computer and my data on my tablets and phone.  I've been looking for a good portable hard drive with a lot of storage space and this 2 Terabyte Western Digital My Passport model fits the bill!  Normally sold for $99.99-$129.99, it's on sale now on Ebay at the link below for just $79.99.  This is a BRAND NEW 2TB hard drive.  That's huge folks and is more than enough room to back up most laptop or desktop computers as well as anything on your tablet or phone (photos and music!!!) you might want a back up of.  Western Digital is also a premier brand of hard drive.  They along with Seagate make most of the hard drives in computers today.  The WD 2TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive includes USB 3.0 and 2.0 functionality for fast data speeds and is powered by the USB port of whatever device it's connected to.  No additional power needed!  It's the perfect portable backup solution.  Free Shipping as well!  Grab one at the link before they're gone!

2GB is now SOLD OUT but they have a 1TB for an equally great price and at least $10-$20 less than anywhere else!  Here's the link:



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If you've wanted to pick up your first Chromecast on the cheap or if you've been looking for a 'deal' to get some extras for friends or other rooms well here's your chance.  Groupon has a special $25 deal right now for Google refurbished Chromecasts and they come with a 90 day warranty from Google as well.  These units are 'good as new' and since Google has inspected and certified each one you can buy with no worries.  Pick up a few for gifts or outfit your house with Chromecasts in the bedroom, den, livingroom, kitchen...wherever you want to stream or control you tv with your Android device.  Hit the link below to grab one or more now!


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We want to wish all of our members and guests a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  Thank you all for making our community the great place it has become!!!



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ivanmarsh,

Welcome to the forum but...there's no reason to act angry or use vulgarity here on the forum.  The 4 questions you're referring to are part of our sign-in system along with the CAPTCHA to weed out autoposters or 'bots'...which post spam all over the forum.  It's a necessity and without it this forum would be filled with garbage and unusable. 

Now, I'm sorry you've been having difficulty with your Chromecast.  First off you should know this is a free independent forum that has no connection with Google.  If you're looking for Google's forum you can find it  here.  Now I'm sure if you politely explain what kinds of issue or problems you're having with the Chromecast there are forum members here that will be happy to help trouble shoot it with you and get it working well.  But if you're just gonna bitch and moan and complain and throw out vulgarities you'll not only get no help, you'll just end up getting banned.   

Chromecast works great for most of us(and millions have been sold) without any major issues so if you're having that much trouble with it you're in the minority and there might be something wrong with with your setup, your Wifi or perhaps tv or device you're using it with.  To get the best response and get to the bottom of things I'd recommend posting specifically what is happening with your Chromecast and what trouble shooting you've done so far in order to resolve it and then see if some forum members can help come up with a solution. 

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Google is making a special holiday push to sell as many Chromecasts as possible by including $20 in free movie credit on Google Play with any Chromecast purchase. (the $20 can also be used for apps, games or music)  This is in addition to the 2 months free of HULU Plus and 90 days of free Google Play Music which are also included as a promotion.  This deal works even if you purchase your Chromecast at a discount through Amazon ($32.49 plus free shipping) which makes the deal even sweeter.  Chromecast remains the easiest way to stream what's on your phone or tablet onto you tv enabling you to watch movies, play games and use apps in the comfort of your living room or bedroom while using your television's huge display.  Use this promotion to pick up one or two or if you already have one it makes a terrific gift for anyone that has an Android or iOS phone or tablet.   Hit the link below for the Amazon link to purchase your Chromecast before Dec 21 (to qualify for the freebees) and then go to the Chromecast Offers page to learn more about your free stuff!


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If you've been waiting to snatch up a brand new Google Nexus 9 tablet (the perfect tablet companion to your Chromecast) and want to save a few bucks then this deal is for you.  Right now if you act fast you can grab any Nexus 9 model...16GB or 32GB in white or black for $50 off.  That means the prices are $349 for the 16GB (down from $399) and $429 for the 32GB (down from $479).  These are for the wifi Nexus 9s and they are BRAND NEW at Amazon at the link below.  You even get Free Shipping to boot!

The Nexus 9 specs include the state of the art NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.3 GHz Processor,  Android 5.0 Lollipop; 8.9-Inch IPS LCD TFT Display; QXGA (2048x1536), 16 GB Flash Memory, 2 GB RAM Memory, 1.6MP Front Camera; 8MP Rear Camera, 0.96 pounds; 802.11ac WiFi; 2x2 (MIMO) and of course it's a Nexus so you'll always get the latest Android updates first.  Don't miss this opportunity to get Google and HTCs hot new NEXUS 9 TABLET for a nice $50 discount.  Grab one (or more) at the link below before the price goes back up!


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Amazon has been pulling out all the stops as the lead up to the holiday season continues.  Today they've got a particularly cool sale going on for all us portablet device nuts who own tablets and smartphones.  This sale is all about portable bluetooth speakers which as you know are one of my favorite 'go to' gifts for the portable device lovers in my life.  They enable you to pair up any phone or tablet and listen to all your great music or watch a movie with much better sound quality than you would through the device's built-in speakers.  They also let you share that music or sound with others which you of course can't really do with headphones.  Some of these Bluetooth speakers are weather and even waterproof for the pool, shower or outdoors use.  Other are perfect for the desktop.  Prices are slashed just for the next few hours up to 70%.


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Amazon's deal of the day right now is an awesome accessory for any tablet or phone owner and here's why.  Battery life is the one demon we all fight with our devices.  No matter how great a tablet or phone is, if we constantly have to stay around an electrical outlet, it limits our enjoyment of our devices.   It'd be great if we could all snap our fingers and presto...have 2x or 4x the battery life in our existing phone or tablet but since that's not going to happen anytime soon the next best thing is to have a portable and powerful charger that you can have in your backpack, car or bag that lets you charge your phone or tablet fully when you're away from an outlet. 

That's exactly what the Jackery Giant+ Portable Charger Power Pack is and right now it's at unbelievable price...$100 off list for only $29.95.  With this portable charger which is light and small...you can literally charge your tablet TWICE or your mobile phone 4X without having to go and recharge the charger.  Just think about that.  You could take off for a weekend camping trip or day trip and not have to worry about being anywhere near a plug outlet for up to 2 or 3 days.  Just have a fully charged Jackery with you and charge your devices from it.  You can even charge two devices at once!  Now you would think a charger with this much juice would be like $100 or even $70.  But for $29.95?  This is a steal.   It's about the size of a small paperback book and works with both Android and Apple devices...anything with a Micro USB port.  At the below link you can grab one for that low $29.95 price in the aluminum orange color (which looks pretty cool) or you can pay $10 more and get it in gold, silver or black.  I just grabbed TWO of the orange.  It makes a terrific gift for students, friends, relatives or yourself and at this price it's a no-brainer.  Hit the link below to get one.


While this pic shows an iPhone and iPad the Jackery Charger works great with any Android device too
It even comes with a USB to MicroUSB cable just for that purpose

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If you've been wanting to get a wireless bluetooth portable speaker system you could use with your tablet or phone but have been dubious about some of the no-name or chinese knockoffs (for good reason) for their dubious reputation or sound quality then this deal might be for you.  The JBL Flip Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker System gets top ratings from the tech literati such as CNET, Engadget and AndroidPolice with the latter calling it 'the best portablet bluetooth speaker on the market' and even saying it simply 'decimates' the Jambox brand in sound quality.  Sporting dual drivers with 10w of power and up to 5 hours of battery life the JBL Flip can be used both in horizontal or vertical position. It also comes with a nifty urethane cover that it slips into when traveling.  It connects to your phone or tablet easily via bluetooth and can fill en entire room or pool area with sound.  It's a great companion to you portable devices and these manufacturer refurbished units are 'like new' for almost 40% off list price.  If some reason you don't like it they take returns 'no questions asked' as well.  The JBL Flip makes a great gift for yourself or anyone you care about this holiday season that has a phone or tablet.  Hit the link below to grab one.


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There's a great blowout deal going on right now for BRAND NEW 2nd generation Nexus 7's on GroupOn right now. It's a great companion to your Chromecast if you haven't gotten one yet.  If you hurry you can grab a 16GB model for $149 which is $79 off list price of $229.  The 2nd generation Nexus 7 features that gorgeous 7 inch Full HD display (1920x1200) and still potent Snapdragon S4 Pro along with stereo speakers and that legendary Asus build quality.  If you thought the Nexus 9 was a little pricey at $399 and want to pick up a great tablet as a gift or yourself for the holidays this is a great choice.  Of course you also now get the Android 5.0 Lollipop operation system with the Nexus 7 as it always gets the latest and greatest updates from Google as soon as they are available.  Hurry up though if you want to take advantage of this deal as supplies are limited and remember...these are not refurbished...they are BRAND NEW which makes this price all the more impressive.  Hit the link below!


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If you've been looking for an 8+ inch display tablet with QXGA resolution (2560x1600) you can grab a great deal if you hurry on the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 for just $199 right now on Ebay NEW.  It sports a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad core processor, 16GB of RAM that is expandable with MicroSD and that gorgeous 2560x1600 8.4 inch display.  This price is actually less than the refurbished price some other stores are offering it at and this is BRAND NEW.  Definitely a good deal for a top tier Samsung Tab with these specs.  Here's the rest of the specs:

8.4" WQXGA TFT touch-screen display with 2560 x 1600 resolution Simplifies navigation and offers stunning images.
Android 4.4 KitKat For reliable operation.
16GB storage capacity Provides ample space for music, videos, apps and more.
Quad-core processor With 2.3GHz processor speed for optimal performance.
2.4GHz and 5.0GHz Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac network Enables quick and easy wireless Web connection, so you can access streaming content, social networks, e-mail and more.
Bluetooth 4.0 LE technology Allows simple wireless pairing with compatible devices.
Multi Window capability Lets you interact with more than 1 window simultaneously.
2.0MP front-facing and 8.0MP rear-facing cameras Help you capture crisp shots.
microSD card slot Allows you to expand storage by up to 64GB with a compatible card (not included).
GPS with GLONASS Helps you easily locate destinations in unfamiliar areas.
Built-in stereo speakers Project clear, robust sound. Headphone jack enables private listening.
USB 3.0 port For easy connectivity.

Here's the link:



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