Update

Google Hangouts gets HD video streaming, leaves H.264 behind

While you probably haven't noticed any differences while enjoying a quick Google Hangouts video chat lately, there's some big ones coming. Some might have already received Google's latest improvements, but most will be waiting for a greater rollout later this month. So what's the big change? 720p HD video streaming with Hangouts. The move from the H.264 video codec to VP8 is almost complete.

Chromecast local media streaming is coming soon Google insists

This weekend an update rolled out to Google's Chromecast that many users weren't too excited about. After seeing it arrive on Thursday evening, many developers quickly noticed it broke local media streaming. Mainly Koush, as the update killed the feature enabling his Aircast app to function. After many reports of Google tightening their grip on the cast, today they've issued a statement to reassure our minds.