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Exclusive: Google plans new Chromecast Ultra based on Android TV (w/ remote!)

We don’t yet have any information on pricing or availability for the 2nd gen Chromecast, but we’d assume it was originally planned to launch at Google I/O 2020 alongside the Pixel 4a. Given that that event is no longer happening thanks to coronavirus concerns, it’s uncertain when we’ll see the latest round of Made by Google devices. – Stephen Hall, 9to5Google » https://ift.tt/38zXkAs

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Roku is testing its own Wi-Fi extender to improve streaming reliability

The Relay is a small white gadget that plugs into a power outlet and rests alongside the wall. Instructions show that it’s meant to be used with Roku devices to improve their Wi-Fi connection; it isn’t stated whether other devices can be connected to it, too. The product is seemingly being marketed as an extension of Roku players, with the manual directing people to install the Relay halfway between their router and TV. – Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2SMmIwx

VR continues to struggle in video entertainment

The report also found that content quality remains a challenge for VR headset owners, with 55% of VR headset owners feeling that content for their device has remained the same since they bought their headsets; 3% believe it has gotten worse. The report noted the main barriers for VR content development are costs, the demand for interactivity and limits on content length. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2IquQ3I

Every Nintendo Switch Can Be Hacked, And The Tools Just Went Public

Hilariously, Fail0verflow points out that you can use a simple piece of wire to bridge Pin 10 and Pin 7 on the console’s right Joy-Con connector. They’ve also linked to a 3D-printable accessory that can be created in tandem with a micro-USB connector. It’s only a few short steps, and acts as a “permanent” solution since the exploit needs to be executed at every boot. For now. – Jason Evangelho, Forbes https://ift.tt/2HWbIHw
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