In a move that might cause some tech pundits to scratch their heads, TIME Magazine has just named the Google Chromecast as numero uno in 2013′s top 10 gadgets. That said, it is also welcome news as this is the first time since 2010 that something other than an Apple device has claimed the top spot. The Chromecast enjoyed a period of intense popularity after Google unveiled in late July.
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A new report suggests that an Android set-top box is on the way to our living rooms.
A lot of people might be going crazy over Google Chromecast , but many more would still prefer more conventional appliances for their entertainment needs.
Reddit fans know there are plenty of apps to choose from, all offering their unique spin on how to access the popular blogging site. Plenty of options, but none seem to have the new Android design standards. Reddit Sync recently saw an update, and it’s been reworked almost entirely.
Google has now created a special section in Google Play Store that highlights apps that can be used with its Chromecast device. While the addition is nothing spectacular, it does add a bit of weight to speculation that Google may be preparing for a wider distribution of its streaming HDMI dongle
With the addition of HBO GO to the Chromecast lineup, so begins a true fight for your HDMI input. Chromecast currently offers service from a Chrome browser, Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, YouTube, and Google Play Movies.
The HBO GO Android app was updated back in early-October and while it did add support for Android 4.3, many were disappointed by the lack of Chromecast support. Well, it appears as if that disappointment has come to an end this morning. An updated HBO GO app has landed in the Play Store and Chromecast support was mentioned in the changelog.
Amazon released a LOVEFiLM Instant application for the iPad quite some time ago, but until now has been noticeably absent from the smaller screen iOS devices. The long wait has finally come to an end today with the release of a version of the app for the iPhone and iPod touch complete with IMDB integration and AirPlay support. Ultimately, you'll only be making use of this app if you're a LOVEFiLM subscriber, but the absence from the iPhone and iPod touch for so long is confusing.
The PLAiR 2 streaming dongle was announced earlier in the month .