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Google will reportedly announce second-generation Chromecast this month

photo: The Verge

Documents reportedly obtained by [9to5Google] indicate that the second-generation Chromecast will have upgrades over the current version, including improved Wi-Fi, and a slate of new features. […] the new Chromecast is reportedly set to be announced at Google’s event on September 29th. – Rich McCormick, The Verge

YouTube has an 8K video (that almost no one can watch)

The clip’s called Ghost Towns and it’s a slow-panning journey through what looks like a recently abandoned mining settlement. Mountain View told 9to5Google that the 8K label was added earlier this year, but 4320p footage has only appeared pretty recently. The video description notes that Ghost Towns was shot using a RED Epic Dragon 6K camera in portrait orientation and to hit the higher resolution, some of the footage was upscaled or stitched together with Adobe’s After Effects suite. – Timothy J. Seppala, Engadget

Slingplayer apps updated with Chromecast streaming support

Sling announced today that it’s updating its SlingPlayer apps with the ability to stream content to a Chromecast connected TV. The service, which allows users to watch live and recorded TV shows from their TV at home using dedicated hardware, also allows streaming to mobile devices through the SlingPlayer iOS and Android apps. – Jordan Kahn,9to5Google
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