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Google is temporarily lowering Chromecast's ambient mode photo quality and slideshow speed

Google is temporarily lowering Chromecast's ambient mode photo quality and slideshow speed

Following the announcement that it'd be reducing Nest's video quality to help lower network strain around the world, Google has also revealed that it'll do the same for the Chromecast and smart displays. The move is temporary and comes from a mindset that every bit helps, even if it's just saving everyone a little bit of bandwidth.

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Nest is downgrading the video quality of its cameras to reduce internet strain, when they're not broken entirely

Nest is downgrading the video quality of its cameras to reduce internet strain, when they're not broken entirely

Google is temporarily dropping Nest camera recording quality and bandwidth over the next few days in an attempt to reduce strain on ISPs and the internet in general. We're using the internet a lot more than we did before now that we're all stuck at home, and that's interfering with plenty of essential things, like at-home education and productivity.  So to help make a small dent in the shuffling of bits and bytes, Google is reducing quality for Nest cameras by default. It might even help eliminate the sort of outages Nest has had over the last few weeks.

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