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 Post subject: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:48 
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http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/24/chro ... nd-tech-h/

It allows you to stream content from Android, iOS and Chrome and it's really cheap. MUST HAVE.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:54 
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Colour me somewhat intrigued.

The name isn't great though. "Chromecast" doesn't make me thing "TV streaming dongle thingy" particularly. It does make me think of "Thronecast", the wonky Sky Atlantic TV show though, which in turn is making me think of "Game of Chromes", which is stupid.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:54 
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Kinda want, but not sure why...


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:56 
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I love the idea of flinging youtube and netflix at my TV. You can send web browser screens from a PC/Mac as well, I believe


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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Do want.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:07 
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Cool, another way of Google gaining access to all your data.

Have they deleted all the stuff gathered from their Google vans from unsecured wireless access points yet?

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:08 
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They've got a full inventory of your tin hat collection


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:15 
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They've got a full inventory of your tin hat collection

It's not a conspiracy theory if it's actually happening:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/20 ... ivate-data

As far as I've read, they still haven't deleted all this data.

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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So they know your SSID? So what? I could get that from the street outside your house as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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In addition to the SSID, the cars were also recording the actual traffic on the wifi network if it was unsecured.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:20 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
In addition to the SSID, the cars were also recording the actual traffic on the wifi network if it was unsecured.

Pah. You get what you deserve


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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So they know your SSID? So what? I could get that from the street outside your house as well.

I bet you could get one of them, yes.

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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So they know your SSID? So what? I could get that from the street outside your house as well.

I bet you could get one of them, yes.

Much the same as Google could then?


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:30 
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Much the same as Google could then?

It's not the point, is it? It's just one example of their laissez-faire attitude to user data and privacy.

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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But if you use the *default* protection that comes with your router, they can't collect any more than someone walking past with a smartphone


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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Look at it this way: Does it annoy you that people can read your house number? Or see through your front window?


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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I suppose it depends on whether you believe if I left my door unlocked and someone burgled my house, whose fault it was.

I'd say a bit of both. Yes, people shouldn't be leaving their wifi unsecured, but at the same time I see no reason for them collecting this data except for nefarious reasons.

If it wasn't an accident, why hadn't they deleted it three years later, despite ICO demanding them to do so?

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2013/06/ico-go ... s-or-else/

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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I don't for a second think that it was an accident :)


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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I don't for a second think that it was an accident :)

So Google lied about it? Even worse.

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It amuses me that people think my browsing habits are worth snooping on.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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It amuses me that people think my browsing habits are worth snooping on.


Yeah, from my records you haven't googled anything interesting in ages.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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It amuses me that people think my browsing habits are worth snooping on.


Yeah, from my records you haven't googled anything interesting in ages.

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SilentElk wrote:
Trooper wrote:
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It amuses me that people think my browsing habits are worth snooping on.


Yeah, from my records you haven't googled anything interesting in ages.

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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So you HAVE been snooping on me!


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 16:26 
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What I actually want is them to make a Nexus Netbook, rocking Android. Windows isn't great for a small laptop, and I want something lightweight & cheap. A Chromebook could work, but I'd prefer the versatility of Android.

Edit: and I think that something similar to the current Samsung ARM Chromebooks, but with a touchscreen and running android instead, would be ideal for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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SilentElk wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
Much the same as Google could then?

It's not the point, is it? It's just one example of their laissez-faire attitude to user data and privacy.

Get out.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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SilentElk wrote:
I suppose it depends on whether you believe if I left my door unlocked and someone burgled my house, whose fault it was.
I consider it more along the lines of you standing in the street throwing your bank statements in their face as they walked past, but they didn't really need to pick them up and take them home.


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:44 
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Does anybody know if there is anywhere that it’s better to get a Chromecast from or are the prices all much of a muchness?

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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Argos or Currys do one for £30 at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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It's £25 with free delivery from the official Google site:

https://store.google.com/product/chromecast


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 Post subject: Re: Chromecast - Google's Apple TV rival
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That’s perfect. Thanks both, I’ll send her the link so she can choose whether to get it today or wait to save £5.

Ta both x

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