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You mean it’s not perfect? Google to ship first Chromecast software fix • The Register


“Today, we are pushing a bug fix update to Chromecast devices to improve performance, reliability and security,” Chromecast product manager Ambarish Kenghe wrote in a blog post on Wednesday. “The update will roll out over the next few days and will happen automatically; users do not need to take any action.” via You mean it’s … Continue reading

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Google Chromecast video streamer


$35 in US, £99 in UK! The “Register” online reviewer said “it’s the most important smart TV tech ever . . . Netflix, YouTube are just the tip of the iceberg”, and it certainly compares favourably with Apple’s $99 streaming device, especially at the US price of $35. But there’s a price snag for UK buyers. … Continue reading

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HP slates Android 4.1 tablet for April • The Register


The middle-spec tablet ships at $US169, with a 1.6GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, 1G RAM, a 1024×600 pixel display, Bluetooth and WiFi, 8GB of onboard storage plus a microSD slot, and front-and-back cameras (VGA on the front, 3.1 MP on the back). The only particular differentiators the company highlighted – apart from price – are … Continue reading

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Register Awards of the Year


These are the results voted for by 17,000 readers of the Register blog (http://www.reghardware.com/2013/01/31/reg_hardware_awards_2012_winners_and_losers/) Laptop of the Year Apple MacBook Pro 15in with Retina Display Runners Up Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Samsung Series 7 Tablet of the Year Asus Google Nexus 7 Runners Up Apple iPad 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Smartphone of the Year … Continue reading