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Connecting your Chromecast to wired networking – DIY

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I’ve had a Google Chromecast (1st generation) for a while now, connected over WiFi. Works great, although sometimes the wireless reception cuts out, or the signal gets saturated. Since I’m mostly streaming from a device which sits less than 10 cm away, it is also rather stupid to have all those packets going back and forth to my router, causing unnecessary load. Google has a nifty solution, the...

LG Nexus 5

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I’ve always been a fan of the “stock Google” look of android, also often referred to as AOSP (Android Open Source Project) – a clean look, no bells and whistles added by the vendor of the device in question. The ‘vendor’ looks usually change the look of the Android OS, add (unneeded?) applications, and add their own launcher. There are several vendor skins, like Samsung’s TouchWiz (pictures), H...

Ahem…

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You know what you get when you do a Google search on the word ‘Failure’?