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Chromecast mirroring signs spotted (but it may not be perfect)

Chromecast mirroring signs spotted (but it may not be perfect)

Official Android screen mirroring for Chromecast looks to be fast approaching, with signs of code supporting the display option spotted among recent Android 4.4.1 patches. The ability to stream content locally from any Android device to a Chromecast plugged into a TV or display was unofficially hacked into the dongle early on, but Google banned the AllCast app shortly after. Now, CyanogenMod's Koushik "Koush" Dutta spots, it seems official support is close at hand, though it's not the perfect implementation many of us were hoping for.

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NVIDIA SHIELD update boosts remote PC play to up to 1080p res

NVIDIA SHIELD update boosts remote PC play to up to 1080p res

NVIDIA has released a new update for SHIELD that boosts the quality of GAMESTREAM play when the Android console is paired with a gaming PC, enabling new control methods, and making better use of the device's own display. The OTA update, which is headed out to SHIELD owners today, means that PC gaming over WiFi with the console can now run at up to 720/60p resolution; settle for a wired ethernet connection - for which you'll need a microUSB-to-Ethernet adapter) and you can have up to 1080/60p video.

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SlashDeals Black Friday 2013: Alienware 17, Apple networking & LG plasma TV

SlashDeals Black Friday 2013: Alienware 17, Apple networking & LG plasma TV

It's Black Friday, and that can only mean one thing: more tech deals than you can shake a stick at. You could head down and face the crowds at the stores, or you could grab your bargains online instead, and spend the rest of the day enjoying turkey leftovers. On past the cut, monster TVs and displays whether you're a gamer, a PC pro, or just looking to give your living room a makeover; a rare price cut on Apple's much-loved networking gear; super-fast Core i7 laptops and desktops; and more!

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Xbox Video for web launches – No HD for it or Windows Phone app

Xbox Video for web launches – No HD for it or Windows Phone app

Microsoft has launched Xbox Video online, expanding the streaming media service from Windows 8.1 PCs and Xbox One to the web, ahead of its expected arrival on Windows Phone. The new site supports consumption of both previously purchased content - once you've logged into your account - and buying new media through the webstore, which can then be played back on a PC, Windows tablet, or Xbox. However, there are a few drawbacks to the new web version, which Microsoft has confirmed will also impact the smartphone release.

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Intel pitching OnCue web TV service to Verizon tip insiders

Intel pitching OnCue web TV service to Verizon tip insiders

Intel is hunting $500m and a chip supply deal for its ailing OnCue pay TV service, it's reported, despite the system not having launched yet, with Verizon, Samsung, and others tipped to be in talks about a sale. The processor company had hoped to launch OnCue - which would include TV and mobile streaming over an internet connection - sometime this year, but struggled to ink the necessary content deals among other issues; now, Bloomberg reports, it's aiming for a second-best solution.

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Katie Couric joins Yahoo as “Global Anchor” in 2014

Katie Couric joins Yahoo as “Global Anchor” in 2014

Yahoo has confirmed that Katie Couric will join Yahoo News early in the new year, with the ABC News correspondent taking the role as Global Anchor though also continuing to present her existing talk show Katie. Couric, who has previously worked at NBC News and CBS News, is no stranger to Yahoo, with her existing weekly webshow Katie's Take already syndicated to the site. Unclear at this stage is how much Yahoo is spending to bring Couric to the team, given her multi-million paycheck from ABC News.

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LG admits Smart TV spying – Incoming update to fix fault

LG admits Smart TV spying – Incoming update to fix fault

LG has been forced to explain why its Smart TVs were collecting viewing information despite owners switching off the privacy-impacting feature, promising a future update will disable the contentious glitch. Reports that records of channel, broadcast source, and TV platform had been transmitted to LG by its sets broke earlier this week, with one owner spotting that his Smart TV was tattling on his viewing habits even when the "Collection of watching info" option was turned off.

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