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Google Chromecast review: A streaming device that gets better the more it knows

Once upon a time, watching TV involved picking up a remote control, pressing the power button and flipping through channels.

Boy, have things changed. When you watch TV with the new $50 Chromecast streaming stick from Google, the search giant tries to find content that you may want to watch based on what it knows about you.

Before you get started, it wants you to take these steps:

1. After plugging the streaming stick into the back of your TV, you press and hold two buttons on the white remote control.

2. On your smartphone, you download and open the Google Home app, log in with your Google account and enter the home address where you are using the Chromecast.

3. You give the app access to your smartphone’s location data to help find the nearby Chromecast. (Wait, didn’t you just share your home address?)

4. You give the Google

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My streaming gem: why you should watch I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore | Film

2020 has been a long nightmare of a year, one that has constantly defied the rules of time and space in terms of how much bad stuff can happen in such a short amount of time. The cascade of awfulness never seems to end. Amid all this chaos, the responsibilities of adulthood – work, chores, bills – feel insurmountable, and the world around us feels unrecognizable. One of the only things getting me through it is cinema, and the movie I keep returning to for its insightful portrait of this pervasive malaise and our simmering resentment in response to it is Macon Blair’s directorial debut, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.

Blair has long been known for his collaborations with childhood friend-turned-creative partner Jeremy Saulnier. He played a supporting role in Saulnier’s directorial debut, the horror comedy Murder Party. Blair then starred in (and produced) Saulnier’s Blue

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The content streaming wars come home: Who’ll win your living room – Google, Apple or Amazon?

This week, on the heels of Apple’s and Amazon’s product announcements, Google held its fall devices event, which introduced a handful of products that many people have highly anticipated for a long time.

What does it mean for consumers? My main takeaway from all of this, especially if you bring it into context with what Amazon and Apple have rolled out over the last month, is it’s evident that a content and services war is about to be waged. Consumers will have to make important decisions about what ecosystems they want to be part of and which services go along with those ecosystems. 

Let’s run down what the fronts of this upcoming war are going to look like — and it’s all going to be played out in your living room.

Google TV: Battle for your eyeballs against Apple, Roku, and Amazon

The first thing Google announced is an updated

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Google Chromecast with Google TV review: 4K HDR streaming dongle

  • The new, $50 Chromecast with Google TV offers a sizable upgrade over previous models.
  • Unlike older versions, the new Chromecast can play apps right from the device, rather than having to rely on casting from a separate smartphone.
  • A handy voice remote is also included, and the Chromecast is capable of 4K, HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision.
  • On the downside, I’ve run into some minor glitches, and a few key apps are currently missing HDR support.
  • Still, at $50, the new Chromecast presents a good value and is a worthy competitor to the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and Roku Streaming Stick+.

When it comes to streaming devices, Google’s Chromecast has always been a bit of an odd man out. Instead of offering app support directly from the device, traditional Chromecast models allow you to wirelessly stream apps from a smartphone or computer to your TV. 

Though that feature is

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110-year-old boxing brand Everlast to launch streaming fitness program

  • Everlast — the company best known for its sport fighting apparel and equipment like boxing gloves and heavy bags — is launching an at-home fitness service in February 2021.
  • While in its nascent stages, the company said its part of a “big push internally to develop more at home fitness and instructional content” and will be available on desktop, mobile, and smart TVs. 
  • The service comes on the heels of the launch of Apple Fitness Plus, the tech giant’s forthcoming exercise platform, as companies rush to keep up with Peloton and capitalize on the at-home fitness boom. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Everlast wants to become synonymous not only with professional fighters duking it out in the ring, but also with bringing streaming fitness programs into American living rooms. 

The 110-year old company — best known for its sport fighting apparel and equipment like boxing gloves and heavy

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