During the routine iFixIt teardown of Google’s Chromecast device, they noticed something interesting on the backside of the device.  The model number read: H2G2-42.  For those of you who aren’t in the know, it’s a reference to the book Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, where the number “42” is considered to be the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Even Google calculator agrees.

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Pretty cool of Google, but you have to wonder why they think the Chromecast is the answer to life, the universe, and everything.  Perhaps they have bigger plans for it than we realize?

Nonetheless, the device is pretty basic–it’s a single chip design, with not much ability to be repaired.  But for $35, what do you expect?  I got mine yesterday and have been testing it out, I should have a review up sometime this week.

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