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Has anyone successfully installed the Chromium OS that both Life Hacker and the Verge gave directions describing how to do.  My old computer is home made and I don't know how to answer the question asking for a brand.
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I have 2 Nexus 7s with the same problem.  When I try to use Youtube to connect to the Chromecast it bogs down and keeps spinning like it's buffering.  Ultimately I connect well enough to add 1 program.  Then it tells me that an error happened and it reverts to a buffering appearance.  I have factory reset the the tablet and the chromecast and there has been no improvement.  When I use my ipad everything works fine.  Any suggestions?
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+John Bates *Post a Question* in the CC Help Forum and answer the additional questions when prompted
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!categories/chromecast
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Does anyone besides me have the problem that when they use the TWIT app that the app won't close out when whatever I'm watching finishes?  I have to reboot the CC to clean it out.
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It takes a while, but it will close out eventually. I don't really mind it, though.
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Does anyone know how to how to turn an old Boxee Box into a strictly XBMC media and podcast server?
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How to install XBMC on Boxee: http://boxeed.in/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=263

I'm not sure if you can run a podcast server on Boxee. 
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Has anyone checked out Lilyhammer's second season?  Today it's suppose to be available.
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Ha, I came here to post that very thing. I enjoyed the first one, but it's been so long that I may need to rewatch it. Not great, but I thought it was worth checking out.
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Search for "A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away" on Google, and it's got an awesome surprise for you.
Searching the film's memorable first lines on Chrome will deliver results that mimic the opening scene of the original Star Wars.
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I have 2 Nexus 7s that bog down when I try to use youtube.  Along with this I have difficulty using youtube when I try to do it with the 7s on chromecasts.  I have no problem doing it with my Ipad.  I have tried to connect to 2 chromecasts I own with the same results.  I have factory reset the chromecasts and the Nexus 7s with no change in results.  Both tablets are fully up to date.  Any ideas?  I have Uverse for my internet provider, but this just started about a week ago.  Any Ideas?

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Check the two Router settings described in this Help Center page.
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/3438461

If you have a 2wire router with att, see Best Answer
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/chromecast/1yQ4qUR4Ens/EzhoDoUVF60J
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This may have been asked before, but can anyone recommend some good websites for an amateur that enjoys reading about current events and discoveries in science?

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John
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My daily reading list 

Science Daily
http://www.sciencedaily.com/

Nature.com (the News and Comments section)
http://www.nature.com/news/

Phys.org
http://phys.org/

The American Association for the Advancment of Science
http://news.sciencemag.org/

Space Flight Insider
http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/

Environmental sites (with a strong green tech bias) 

Treehugger
http://www.treehugger.com/

Mother Earth Network
http://www.mnn.com/
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If I plug my chromecast into my Yamaha 4 series a/v receiver I get an echo like sound effect.  It's not an actual echo, but the sound coming from the receiver reminds me of an echo.  Any suggestions about fixing the problem?

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John
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+Shawn Medeiros Thanks it worked to an extent.  It fixed the echo, but my tv acted screwy in other ways so I gave up. Tom is right, there is a slight lag, but it wasn't bad enough to stop me.
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Is anyone besides me wondering when more Chromecast apps are going to be added?
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so you're blaming them because you admittedly rushed out without doing your due diligence? Did they force you to buy it? They were perfectly honest, and I'm not in the habit of defending big corporate, but what they've done and what they're doing makes 100% and, again, your impatience doesn't make your theories correct.It makes no sense that they would "drag their feet" because there are monies to be made. Yes, it's frustrating, but people tend to lash out and accuse because of it. When this drops, it's gonna be a huge bombshell. There is enough to keep everyone entertained until then. Just be patient my friend.
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I hope Google starts issuing new apps for Chromecast soon, otherwise I'm going to start wondering if I wasted my money.
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What about the hangout video stream? 
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