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Day: July 25, 2018

  • Not long ago, if you wanted to watch video online with your friends and family, your easiest option might have been to huddle around a laptop screen. If you wanted to watch on your TV, you had to search using your remote via a clunky on-screen keyboard—or if you were really enterprising, you’d figure out how to connect your computer to your TV. It wasn’t easy. Then, five years ago today, we introduced Chromecast to make watching streaming videos on your TV easy as pie. Just by opening one of thousands of content app on your phone, casting and pressing play, you can enjoy watching your favorite TVs, movies and more. Today, you can use Chromecast to stream thousands of apps to your big screen, and we continue to make it easier to watch your favorite show. Google I can’t believe this product came out 5 years ago I remember the first one looked like a USB stick now they are all circle looking.
  • For a week, we have been seeing reports that the newly released MacBook Pros run hot, which all kicked off after this video by Dave Lee. They run so hot, in fact, that the very fancy 8th Gen Intel Core processors inside them were throttled down to below their base speed. Apple has acknowledged that thermal throttling is a real issue caused by a software bug, and it’s issuing a software update today that is designed to address it. The company also apologized, writing, “We apologize to any customer who has experienced less than optimal performance on their new systems.” Apple claims that it discovered the issue after further testing in the wake of Lee’s video, The Verge If you want to download the patch by itself without going through the App Store its available on the Apple Support Site.