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Google ChromecastSince Google released Chromecast last year, the little ‘HDMI dongle’ has had two big things going for it — Netflix and YouTube. Of course, given its simplicity and ridiculously low price of $35, it hasn’t had much going against it either. Even with some creative work-arounds via Google Chrome ‘tab casting,’ Chromecast’s downside has been its short list of natively supported apps — despite subsequent support for Hulu, Pandora, and HBO GO. Well, all that’s changed, because Google has announced the public release of the device’s SDK. In short, this turns what was a very exclusive party into a fiesta that any developer can join. Many more native apps are sure to follow, but how can this benefit filmmakers? More »

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Google ChromecastGoogle recently unveiled Chromecast, a very inexpensive HDMI adapter that turns any TV into a “Smart Television,” allowing you to use your phone, tablet, or laptop to run apps like Netflix or YouTube, as well as mirror a Chrome browser tab, all over WiFi onto your big screen. While there are quite a few devices out there capable of similar functions (not including TVs themselves), Chromecast may just be the cheapest, easiest, and most portable solution yet. More »