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Plex Chromecast support free from Beta

Plex Chromecast support free from Beta

This week the folks behind the media streaming app ecosystem Plex have announced that they’re finally out of Beta with Chromecast support. They’ve been testing Chromecast for several weeks now, releasing the Beta version of the app with compatibility for Plex Pass members only. Now that Chromecast support is finalized, Plex is offering it for free to all users.

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YouTube is down today, it’s not just you

YouTube is down today, it’s not just you

This morning YouTube went down at approximately 11AM CST, with reports coming in throughout the hour. At the moment it would not appear that collection pages are down, just pages with display information about the videos and the videos themselves. Users trying to access YouTube videos throughout the United States are seeing messages that include talk of "something went wrong" and the always classic "A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation."

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Obama’s “Between 2 Ferns” now #1 referral to HealthCare.gov

Obama’s “Between 2 Ferns” now #1 referral to HealthCare.gov

There’s an online-only interview show by the name of Between 2 Ferns out there in the wild, and President Barack Obama has just appeared on it. This show began as a comedy skit with comedian Zach Galifinakis with the comedy website Funny or Die, hosting such celebrities as Bradley Cooper, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jon Hamm, this show has been an exercise in the awkward side of giggles. With Barack Obama, believe it or not, the formula hasn’t changed a bit.

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WikiLeaks’ Assange skeptical about Obama’s NSA reforms

WikiLeaks’ Assange skeptical about Obama’s NSA reforms

There was a time when Barak Obama was defending NSA’s spying actions to the extent that he was supporting the team as patriots that were assigned “an extraordinarily difficult job.” In January this year, he shifted his tone to promise reforms that will assure individual privacy and by February, the White House was looking into four possible options for overhauling the NSA's phone-surveillance activities. At the recent SXSW talk by WikiLeaks head Julian Assange, we get to know of a different new theory about Obama’s plans.

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Star Wars: Clone Wars live on Netflix, all six seasons in full

Star Wars: Clone Wars live on Netflix, all six seasons in full

Today the entirety of the current collection of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated episodes is ready for devouring on Netflix. This is part of an initiative in which Netflix will also push the next chapter of Star Wars’ animated series with "Rebels", here sticking with the full 6-year series in full. Most seasons work with the same amount of episodes, starting with the first season from 2008 with 22 episodes at full length.

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For trailer goes red, blue, and black

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For trailer goes red, blue, and black

The first of a series of trailers for the second film in a series of films is out today: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, bringing you just as much black and white and red violence as the first release. This film will continue to explore the lives of the wild and dangerous inhabitants of Basin City. This film will center on four stories, two of which come essentially direct from comic book runs with the same name.

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Samsung slams iPhone size with Galaxy Note 3 side-by-side

Samsung slams iPhone size with Galaxy Note 3 side-by-side

It should come as no surprise at this point that Samsung’s television video spots regarding the smartphone and tablet world are - at least in a large way - aimed directly at Apple. This week they’ve released an ad spot for the Galaxy Note 3 which compares the device to the iPhone 5s, showing the (much larger) Galaxy Note 3 display to be superior to the iPhone 5s for size and definition, summoning LeBron James to do the dirty work.

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House of Cards snubbed HBO for upstart Netflix

House of Cards snubbed HBO for upstart Netflix

As House of Cards releases its second full season to Netflix, it’s become apparent that the internet-based video streaming company isn’t the upstart it once was. As HBO continues its upward trend between $4-5 billion in revenue over the past three years, Netflix pushes a much more booming rise, starting at just above $3 billion in revenue in 2011 and hitting at just above $4 billion in revenue in 2013. With the two companies readying for a battle of the revenues here, it would appear that the content battle has already been raging.

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