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Free Speech! Free Speech!

This is needed every time someone complains about not having free speech because other people tell them to shut up for being a moron.


h/t +Phil Nickinson 
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Chromecast... Audio Dongle?

A while ago I saw a thread by +Alex Masters about how Chromecast would be awesome if you could hook it straight up to an audio system - cutting out the  visual aspect. His post is here > https://plus.google.com/+AlexMasters/posts/JfWyBsdD7c9

So, Google Now, knowing what I like to read about, suggested an article from Know Your Mobile called "Chromecast Tips & Tricks: Gettin' More Bang For Your Buck". I figured I knew a lot about my little dongle anyway but clicked through > http://www.knowyourmobile.com/devices/google-chromecast/22055/chromecast-tips-tricks-gettin-more-bang-your-buck

About half way down is a section called "Turn Chromecast Into Budget Sonos System" - by the way, +Sonos has just announced official support for Chromecasting to its devices but what about those audio systems that are too dumb?

They link to a YouTube video - How to turn your Chrromecast into a networked audio adapter - which shows how to have your Chromecast HDMI dongle plug in to an audio system using a 3.5mm jack.

Genius.

And here it is! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1080P-HDMI-to-VGA-and-Audio-Converter-Adapter-for-HDTV-Monitor-Projector-White-/221368338153

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Might need a coupler  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HDMI-Female-to-HDMI-Female-Adapter-Extender-Coupler-Extension-Joiner-/151166169863
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UK: Chromecast Sales Numbers

I've wondered what sales would be like in the UK ever since I heard rumours of its arrival, now we have an indication.
Google's Chromecast finally made it to European shores in recent weeks and it looks as if the £30 HDMI dongle has seen a pretty strong start. According to Giga OM, the Dixons group – owners of Currys PCWorld – in the UK saw a sale every 4.5 seconds on launch day resulting in a temporary sell out on available stock. Meanwhile, Norwegian retailer Elkjøp had to order a second batch of 40,...
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UK: Chromecast Now On Sale for £30

As the clock struck midnight Google launched some of its products and services in a whole lot more countries.

Chromecast In 11 More Countries

Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. - http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/chromecast-now-casting-in-11-more.html

In the UK you can buy it direct from Google or from Currys/PCWorld:

* https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=chromecast
* http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/networking/networking/media-streamers/google-chromecast-22021414-pdt.html

Nexus 5 And Nexus 7

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden - http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/03/18/google-launches-play-store-devices-in-8-new-european-countries/

Google Play Music

Greece, Norway, Slovakia, and Sweden - https://plus.google.com/106886664866983861036/posts/8U9tPTKEkcA

#chromecast   #nexus   #google   #buyallthethings  
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Also on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00I4WQ618 £30 with free delivery
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UK: Solihull's Speed Cameras May Be Back!

"Solihull Council, working alongside West Midlands Police, will look at the idea of introducing fixed point digital speed cameras – five of which will replace the existing speed cameras turned off in April last year.

The existing ‘fixed spot camera housings,’ which are in place but not currently in use, will either be replaced or upgraded"
Plans are in place to switch fixed speed cameras in Solihull back on as part of a £400,000 digital pilot scheme.
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Correctamondo. All speed cameras in the West Midlands were switched off after funding issues - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-21993618
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BBC iPlayer Increases Catch-Up Window To 30 Days

"...extending the catch-up window to 30 days gives people even longer to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes.

We will now set about making this happen with the aim to roll this out from the summer."
The BBC Executive today issued the following statement regarding the BBC Trust's approval of the 30-day catch-up window for BBC iPlayer.
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Birmingham Set For 20mph Speed Limits

The pilot scheme will cover the entire city centre inside the ring road and all, or parts, of 15 other areas.

The first new limits are due to be installed by March 2015, subject to consultations, and implementing the pilot is set for completion in 2015-16.
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Hooorrrraaayyyyy!!!!!
PS where's my Grey's Anatomy??!?!?!?!?!
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In The Night Garden... Benny Hill Style-ee

For anyone over 30 who has had to suffer watch In The Night Garden this will have you in stitches.

Fast forward to 0:28 for the fun.

h/t +Chris Davies for starting me on my Benny Hill mission
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Chromecast
market.android.com

Chromecast is the easiest way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your exi

BBC iPlayer
market.android.com

Features include:- Watch live TV - Watch over Wi-Fi and cellular networks - Download TV programmes to watch later (only on popular devices)

Google Chromecast sold every 4.5 seconds at UK retailer on launch day
www.androidcentral.com

Google's Chromecast finally made it to European shores in recent weeks and it looks as if the £30 HDMI dongle has seen a pretty strong start

Lenovo to acquire Motorola Mobility
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We've just signed an agreement to sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. As this is an important move for Android users everywhere, I wa

Action Launcher Pro
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★★★ Featured by Engadget, Lifehacker, MKBHD and Leo Laporte on TWiT ★★★ ★★★ "Action Launcher is something special." - Android Police ★★★ ★★★

Action Launcher
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★★★ Featured by Engadget, Google Play, Lifehacker, MKBHD and Leo Laporte on TWiT ★★★ ★★★ "Action Launcher is something special." - Android P

Servicios de Google Play
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Servicios de Play se utiliza para actualizar las aplicaciones de Google y de Google Play. Este componente proporciona funciones principales,

Chrome Beta
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Welcome to Chrome Beta for Android!- Preview the latest features: Try out the newest features. (Sometimes these may be a little rough around

Google Chromecast app released outside the US
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The Google Chromecast app is now available for download in multiple countries, reports Android Central. Previously the app was only download

Richard Herring
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Shop Google Play on the web. Purchase and enjoy instantly on your Android phone or tablet without the hassle of syncing.

Google's 15th Birthday
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See more doodles at google.com/doodles!

US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet
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• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records • $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech comp

Android Device Manager Is Now Live, Track And Ring Any Of Your Android D...
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Less than one week ago, Google announced the Android Device Manager, a native way to locate or ring your Android device directly from within

Google Play Music All Access Is Coming Soon To Austria, Belgium, France,...
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Google has updated its international availability page for the Play Store, and the All Access section has had a slew of countries added - al

Revealed: NSA tool that collects 'nearly everything a user does on the i...
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'Widest reaching' XKeyscore program allows analysts to search through emails and browsing history with no prior authorization

Kick It Out
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Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, has launched a FREE mobile application.The ‘Kick It Out' app, developed by Make Pos

MEGA
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MEGA is a secure cloud storage service that gives you 50GB of secure storage for free. Everything you upload to MEGA is completely encrypted

Video: Government to support posthumous pardon of gay war hero Alan Turi...
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A pardon may be given to late gay codebreaker Alan Turing as peers in the House of Lords gave a bill to to just that its Second Reading toda

A new Google Maps app for smartphones and tablets
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Today we’re introducing a new Google Maps app for Android smartphones and tablets, also coming soon to iPhone and iPad. It’s a new mapping e

NSA taps in to internet giants' systems to mine user data, secret files ...
www.guardian.co.uk

Secret PRISM program gives intelligence agency access to web and email of Google, Facebook and Apple customers

Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Lovely food but the prices are a little higher than elsewhere.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Fantastic service, lovely food. Definitely recommend.
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reviewed 3 years ago