A while ago I saw a thread by 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, 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.
And here it is! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1080P-HDMI-to-VGA-and-Audio-Converter-Adapter-for-HDTV-Monitor-Projector-White-/221368338153
Might need a coupler http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HDMI-Female-to-HDMI-Female-Adapter-Extender-Coupler-Extension-Joiner-/151166169863
I've wondered what sales would be like in the UK ever since I heard rumours of its arrival, now we have an indication.
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:
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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The existing ‘fixed spot camera housings,’ which are in place but not currently in use, will either be replaced or upgraded"
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We will now set about making this happen with the aim to roll this out from the summer."
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.
Not in stock yet, though ;)
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