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Chromecast Ultra General Discussion / Re: Chromecast Ultra Cpu Ram Storage
« Last post by Babyfacemagee 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.

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 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:
Google Home and Google Home Mini Board / Welcome to the Google Home Board
« Last post by Babyfacemagee 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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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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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 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'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 can thank me later.

Chromecast General Discussions / Re: Popcorn time Chromecast
« Last post by on October 06, 2017, 04:58:13 PM »
I stream everything we do not have normal tv I have used popcorn and worked fine. Mostly I use Showtime

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Chromecast Help / Re: How I solved my "no sound" issue.
« Last post by Shampster on September 29, 2017, 10:14:05 AM »

First time poster here, and I too had an issue when I installed my chromecast 2nd gen to my TV.

No sound form my laptop or Android phone

After 4 frustrating hours, I figured it had to be the TV.
Checked the HDMI settings, they were set for Analog, change it to Digital...the rest was music to my ears.

P.S the most frustrating forum to join to date, then to post.....

Just wanted to share that I fixed my issue by unplugging TV and CC for 10secs then turning them back on. Spent an hour tweaking settings when that's really what it took.
New Member Introductions / Re: chromecast uk and the slingbox app
« Last post by Tavarez on September 23, 2017, 11:00:41 AM »
I don't think they work together.
The Lounge - Off Topic Forum / Re: popcorn time vpn for movies and shows
« Last post by Babyfacemagee 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
The Lounge - Off Topic Forum / Re: popcorn time vpn for movies and shows
« Last post by clayvligon on September 20, 2017, 01:37:32 AM »
any advice ???? :)
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