Chromecast Review: Long-Term Potential, Some Short-Term Pain

Fast setup Chromecasts best features come from the easy setup. The device itself is small and if you have an empty, accessible HDMI port on your TV, its simple to plug in. Despite the impression you might get from Googles web page, though, the Chromecast needs power, either from a USB port on the TV or from the included power adapter. That means youll have a cable dangling from it. Its no worse than other TV devices that let you stream online videos, but its not especially better either. On my first try setting up Chromecast, it failed to connect to my home WiFi network, eventually just quitting after 5+ minutes without an error message. I re-ran the entire process, which involves having a computer or Android hip pain relief device nearby (iOS setup is due soon, according to Google), and was up and running minutes later.
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Filner refuses to quit; ‘prolongs’ San Diego’s pain, council says

About 4 million tonnes, or 1 percent of Australian output, is at risk of being closed with a coking coal price of $171 a tonne and a thermal coal price of $92 a tonne, Wood Mackenzie said in a July 16 report. This rises to 45 million tonnes if coking coal falls to $122 a tonne and thermal to $77 a tonne, and these price levels have largely been reached. The longer prices remain depressed, the more likely it becomes that Australian producers will be forced from the market. So far, the China customs data shows that Australia has managed to increase its share of imports to the world’s biggest consumer of the fuel, but probably at the expense of profitability. The losers among major suppliers include South Africa, which has seen exports to China decline 16.5 percent in the first half over the same period in 2012, and Mongolia, which has recorded a 31 percent drop. Vietnam’s shipments have slumped 11.1 percent and those from the United States have increased by a modest 3.7 percent, a far cry from the 90 percent gain in 2012.
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COLUMN-Pain of drop in China coal imports isn’t evenly shared: Clyde Russell

19, but will continue to be briefed morning and evening on city business. Filner did not answer questions at the news conference. Filner is the first Democratic mayor in 20 years, elected on promises of improving neighborhood services and breaking up the old boys network that he says has run City Hall for decades. He acknowledged Friday that,”I must become a better person.” “I hope in becoming a better person, I hope I can be in a position to be forgiven,” he said. But other council members also said they did not approve of his announcement on Friday. Two weeks of therapy will not end decades of bad behavior, Councilman Kevin Faulconer said. Seven women have accused Filner of sexual harassment. One former top aide filed a lawsuit Monday. Veronica Ronne Froman, a retired Navy rear admiral who became the citys chief operating officer under Filners mayoral predecessor, Jerry Sanders , said that during a meeting with Filner while he was in Congress, Filner stopped me and he got very close to me.
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