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- Picture your holidays in this unreal ski chalet — Home
- Mix traditions with this healthy Thanksgivukkah menu — Fitness
- See all the Amazon Black Friday deals a week early — Smart Living
- Get to know Ja'mie: Private School Girl — Entertainment
- Enjoy Miley Cyrus's funny, thoughtful, and WTF-worthy quotes — Celebrity & News
- Go bananas over these Lego gifts — Tech
- Get in mint condition with a DIY candy cane scrub — Beauty
- Video: Gobble up these adorable Thanksgiving turkey cookies — Food
- Bring on fun and family time with games for everyone — Moms
- Heed Doris Lessing's lessons on life, love, and reading — Love & Sex
- Savor this top-notch chestnut cornbread stuffing — Food
In late July, Sundar Pichai, SVP of Google Chrome, Android, and Google Apps, announced a "new device from Chrome to unify the Chrome experience across all devices." The Google executive is hoping to unify laptops, tablets, phones, and, now, TVs.
Chromecast is a small device that works with Android and iOS devices, no larger than a USB stick. It pulls content from your phone, tablet, or laptop and displays the media on your high-definition TV. Today, Google also delivered some good news for fans of Game of Thrones — it was announced that the Chromecast is now compatible with HBO Go.
- Chromecast plugs directly into a TV's HDMI port.
- Once Chromecast and your device are connected to the same WiFi network, your TV is ready to stream content.
- A "cast" button
will appear after opening the YouTube, Chrome, or Netflix apps on your device.
- After pairing the device by pressing the "cast" button, you will be able to control video volume, play/pause, and add content to a "TV queue" from a laptop, tablet, or phone.
- For now, Chromecasting is available for Google Play (music, movies, and TV shows), Netflix, and Chrome web browsing (beta only).
An important thing to note is that unlike Apple Airplay, Chromecast does not mirror the device's screen. Chromecast pulls YouTube and Google Play content from the cloud, which means that you can check your email or surf the web on your device and the TV display will be unaffected.
Chromecast essentially merges the best features of Apple's two big screen streaming options. Like Apple TV, Chromecast talks to your Google Play account so you can watch the movies, music, and TV shows you purchased on a large display. And like Airplay, Google's new device can wirelessly stream what's happening on your laptop, phone, or tablet (as long as it's in the Chrome web browser).
But Chromecast's most compelling feature is its ability to identify multiple devices — and give multiple users control of what's happening on the TV. For example, if one person is Chromecasting a Netflix show through their iPhone (say, House of Cards) and decides to leave the room, a second person can pick up their Android tablet and open the Netflix app, and Chromecast will recognize that there's a second device available. That second device will be able to control what's happening on TV while the primary device is away.
Chromecast originally came with three free months of Netflix (a $24 value), but the media streaming device was so popular at launch that only a limited amount of buyers received the Netflix deal. This week, Chromecast returned to Best Buy with the Netflix promotion — and sold out within hours.
We've all got someone (or two or three . . .) on our gift list who rocks to their own special beat. So this holiday season, treat them to something spectacular that's easy on the eyes, music to their ears, and perfectly in tune with their personal sense of style.
Not only do Beats Solo HD headphones deliver the superior sound Beats by Dr. Dre products are famous for, but they also look as good as they sound — drenched in colors that are red like a heart, teal like Miami, white like snow, and lots more.
- iPads are now as popular as Disney princesses on gift wish lists — BuzzFeed
- These YouTube videos have endings that you will not see coming — Cracked
- Windows Phone users finally get Instagram! — ReadWrite
- Teens actually built this space-bound satellite — Newser
- Is a Spider-Man sequel in the works? — / Film
- The right age to let your teen start social networking — POPSUGAR Moms
When wanderlust strikes, the only two concerns that need to be addressed are: where and when to go. Pinterest can help answer those questions with a new feature called Place Pins, which show a map alongside a location-specific, travel-themed pinboard. Each pin will also include information such as the landmark's address, phone number, and more.
Incite travel envy in all of your followers by creating this new type of board. All you need to do is click the "+" button in the upper right corner, select "Create Board," and switch "Add a Map" to "Yes." If you're just looking for some pinspiration right off the bat, look no further than these four good-looking "Place Pin" boards full of travel eye candy.
Gastronomic Travel by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts takes you on a culinary tour around the world. Feast your eyes on things like coconut soup with seafood, tamarind and kaffir lime leaves from Thailand, and Cajun cooking from Louisiana.
The Great Ski and Snowboard Resorts of the World
From Squaw Valley USA in California to Chamonix Mont-Blanc in France, Arcade Belt Co. has all of the best peaks in the world covered in this guide to the great snow resorts of the world
Goings on About Town: Food & Drink
There's so much to do, but so little time in the city that never sleeps! The New Yorker's must-see Food & Drink pinboard includes fancy downtown locales like Jean Georges and Brooklyn jaunts like Atrium.
NatGeo Travel has assembled the best kid-friendly destinations. From tips and tricks to glamping with the family, this pinboard has anything and everything you'd need to no about taking quality family time on the road.
A marble wall creates the perfect mirror illusion in a photo submitted with the #CoolCapture hashtag by Instagram user zivanod.
Have you been testing out your photography skills and snapped a shot you want to share? Submit your pics to our Cool Capture group or to Instagram with the #CoolCapture hashtag, and your pic might be featured on the POPSUGAR Tech homepage! And don't forget to follow @POPSUGARTech on Instagram!
From organizing the troops to packing lunches to driving carpools, no one does mornings like mom. It’s also no surprise that she has little time for a sit-down breakfast.
That’s why Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal+ is perfect for moms—delicious multigrains and chunks of real fruit and nuts in an on-the-go convenient portable, disposable cup. And a variety of tasty flavors like Apple Walnut, Blueberry Hazelnut, and Cherry Pistachio.
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- Feel your booty burn with just 30 minutes on the elliptical — Fitness
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- Banish dust with this easy cleaning spray — Smart Living
- Relive Adam Levine's sexiest music videos — Entertainment
- Laugh out loud at these Jennifer Lawrence GIFs — Celebrity & News
- Hug someone with the tap of your finger — Tech
- Wear the new brown shadow 5 different ways — Beauty
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- Babyproof your bathroom in 3 easy steps — Moms
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Remember those silicone slap bracelets you and your crush used to wear in middle school? This is sort of like that — except way better.
Created by Woodenshark, a new bracelet called TapTap is meant to convey touch through technology. Here's how it works: the bracelets are sold in twos and when someone taps one, the other one vibrates. You know, it's just today's way of saying, "I miss you" for $130 a pair.
The project is currently trying to raise money on Kickstarter and has until Friday to meet its goal of $130,000.
Aside from love taps, the company envisions other uses down the line. Because it also includes built-in censors, the hope is that it can turn into a step counter, activity or sleep tracker, smart alarm, and more.
If you want to be one of the very first owners, sign up to be notified when the bracelets are available. For now you can choose from colors like black, light blue, orange, and pink.
If this is what the future looks like, we'll be staring at our wrists instead of screens in no time.