Google has an instant hit with its $35 Chromecast, apparently selling more than 250,000 units almost immediately. It's been so unexpectedly popular, in fact, that the company had to discontinue its initial three-month Netflix promotion.
Of course, most of those purchases were made in the minutes following the initial announcement -- and before anyone had his hands on the new gadget. My experience with the Chromecast (read the full review) didn't fully live up to the hype, with mediocre screen-mirroring performance and dedicated streaming being limited to Netflix, YouTube, Google Music, and Google TV & Movies. It'… Read more