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Derek Walter is a freelance technology writer based in Northern California. He is the author of Learning MIT App Inventor, a hands-on guide to building your own Android apps.

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How to DJ your New Year's Eve Party using a Chromecast and Google Play Music

Be the expert mixmaster all with a few taps of your phone and Google's streaming dongle.

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10 must-have Chromecast apps for streaming digital movies, video, and music

Disney movies, music videos, and kid-friendly programming can be easily shared right to your television with these apps.

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Meet Blueshift Hydrogen, the supercapacitor-powered Bluetooth speaker that may outlive you

Blueshift's new crowdfunding campaign aims to launch a slew of new speakers and accessories, all rocking environmentally conscious, open-sourced designs.

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How to get instant scores and sports updates with Google Now

Forget fumbling through ten different sports apps and use the power of Google instead so you don't miss a play.

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TiVo's Android app now lets you stream recorded TV shows

You can now watch your backlog of programming on your Android phone or tablet.

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How to create custom maps with Google's MyMaps

The rebranded MyMaps app will step up your cartographic skills.

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HTC 'ReCamera' to challenge GoPro

The company is moving beyond phones and making a play for the active camera market.

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New Google Now flight card will alert you to price drops

Google's personal assistant keeps finding new ways to be useful and creepy.

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How to use Google Voice with the new Hangouts app

Google Voice is now integrated into Hangouts; here is how to get it working on your Android device.

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Public playlists return to Google Play Music

All access subscribers can check out music mashups built by the community.

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Netflix makes it easier to binge watch with Chromecast

The streaming service is bringing its Post-Play feature to Google's streaming stick.

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How to manage your school day with Google Now

Keep track of all those essential details with Google's read-your-mind service.

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Google+ update adds Chromecast feed slideshows

Turn your Google+ stream into an attractive slideshow for a Chromecast-connected TV.

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Google celebrates Chromecast anniversary with 90 days of free music

Google is giving Chromecast owners a three-month trial of its Play Music All Access service. The media stick was introduced one year ago and has become a key piece of the company’s media content strategy.

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How to make Google Now your best travel buddy

Google’s predictive Google Now service can pull out essential travel details from Gmail to keep you sane when out of town.

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