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VLC, the Swiss Army knife of media players, has been updated to version 3.0.0. The latest version adds some much-needed features to the player, including one that could make streaming all that content from your computer to your living room TV a lot easier: Chromecast support (among other things).

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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If you've been hitting VLC's nightly builds, then most of the new features of v3.0.0 will be old news. For everyone else, the major update -- the first since 2.0.0 came out in 2012 -- adds loads of goodness, including native Chromecast support, hardware HEVC decoding and advanced network browsing. While VLC's website hasn't been updated, there's no need to wait: you can grab the official release right now.

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Google's Chromecast is one of the most useful streaming dongles ever invented -- but its functionality falls down as soon as your internet access is restricted or just not available at all. Getting a Chromecast working in a hotel room isn't easy, but it is possible. These are the tricks you can try.

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If you've been waiting for a cheaper price on Google's Chromecast 2, well, you now have the pick of the electronic litter. Harvey Norman currently has the device for $47, down from its retail price of $59, though it's certainly not the only store offering a discount.

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Netflix and chill is all well and good, but there are still loads of people who have never tried streaming video. Fortunately, it’s very easy to get started. Better yet, for many people it can be totally free to try.

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Google's latest version of the Chromecast media streaming device is finally available in Australia. Hurrah! From today, you can pick it up from a range of Aussie retailers, including Jb Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman for $59.

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The Google Chromecast 2 is finally coming to Australia, some five months after its international release date. (Tch.) The first retailer off the rank is Kogan, which is selling the streaming wonder-gizmo for $59. Compared to the US price of US$35 ($49.37) -- plus tax -- this is a pretty good price.