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YouTube launches remote control support on new LG, Sony, and Panasonic TVs

YouTube launches remote control support on new LG, Sony, and Panasonic TVs

While Google already announced support for pushing YouTube video straight to Google TV devices, the company is now announcing support for the same function on new Smart TVs from LG, Sony, and Panasonic. Owners of Smart TVs from these brands can now use the YouTube smartphone app as a remote control of sorts.

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Gangnam Style hits one billion views on YouTube

Gangnam Style hits one billion views on YouTube

Have you ever heard of a video getting over one billion views on YouTube? That's because it's never happened, until now. Korean superstar PSY has become an instant hit with his "Gangnam Style" single, and it's made its way to the US big time. The accompanying music video, which is hosted on YouTube, has garnered more than one billion views, making it the first YouTube video ever to reach that milestone.

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Voltitude V1 folding electric bike up for expensive preorder

Voltitude V1 folding electric bike up for expensive preorder

Swiss folding electric bike start-up Voltitude has begun taking orders for its eye-catching urban transport alternative, a collapsable battery-powered bike with a roughly 25 mile range. Intended to make the final jaunt between public transportation and your home or office more straightforward, the Voltitude V1 borrows the best of scooters and pushbikes for something that can be trundled off the train and have you at your desk in short order.

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Foldify for iPad released: 3D folding figures made easy

Foldify for iPad released: 3D folding figures made easy

iPad papercraft app Foldify has arrived in the App Store, turning your Apple tablet into a 3D figure creator (even if you don't know which end of a pen to put on the paper). Previewed last month, the app allows you to create a the paper or cardboard template for a folded 3D figure on your tablet, with ten designs to choose from and the ability to customize colors and appearance.

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Twonky Beam now supports Xbox 360 and Roku

Twonky Beam now supports Xbox 360 and Roku

Twonky Beam, the iOS and Android app that beams online videos to your TV from your mobile device, is now compatible with the Xbox 360 and Roku devices. The company behind the app, PacketVideo, announced the news today, and claims that Twonky Beam now works with over 90% of connected living room media devices.

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Maserati Quattroporte refreshed to take on Porsche’s 4-door bruiser

Maserati Quattroporte refreshed to take on Porsche’s 4-door bruiser

Maserati has revealed its updated Quattroporte, a tightening of the four-door sports sedan expected to bite into Porsche Panamera sales come 2013. The sixth-generation of the car, the new Quattroporte is lighter than its predecessor as well as faster and more fuel efficient, capable of coaxing out a top speed of 191mph from its hand-built V8 engine produced by Ferrari.

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Google+ Communities turns social upstart into discussion hub

Google+ Communities turns social upstart into discussion hub

Google has revealed its answer to Facebook Groups, Google+ Communities, a way for like-minded souls to create hubs of discussion and media on any topic they're interested in. Hitting all Google+ accounts today, Communities works as a topic-specific discussion board, with support for various sub-topics branching off from that, and with a choice of privacy settings to control whether anybody can participate, or if it's locked down.

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BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe previews mid-range lust magnet

BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe previews mid-range lust magnet

You can tell a lot about a company from its concepts, and judging by the Concept 4 Series Coupé, BMW is ready to go big in mid-range sports models. Slotting in just about the 3 Series, and continuing BMW's even-numbered specialist model strategy, the Concept 4 Series Coupé is lower, longer, and wider than its smaller sibling, with the traditional kidney grille and headlamps pinched down for an angry snout, and connected with an "optical fiber" that snakes out from the inner headlight tube and to the grille itself.

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Star Trek Into Darkness teaser released!

Star Trek Into Darkness teaser released!

The official teaser for upcoming movie Star Trek Into Darkness has been released, helping build excitement for the second installment of the reboot due to hit theaters in May 2013. Seeing the return of director J.J. Abrams, along with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as Captain Kirk and Mr Spock, the movie also includes the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch - known for his role on UK Sherlock Holmes reboot Sherlock - as the gruff-voiced villain.

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YouTube launches Campaigns, a “digital thermometer” for non-profits

YouTube launches Campaigns, a “digital thermometer” for non-profits

If you've worked with a non-profit organization before, then you undoubtedly know what a funding goal thermometer is. It's essentially a giant thermometer drawn onto a poster board and colored in with red marker whenever a non-profit gets a donation. Today, YouTube added something similar to that to some of its videos.

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Nokia Lumia 920 will be exclusive to AT&T for six months

Nokia Lumia 920 will be exclusive to AT&T for six months

Earlier in the month, we heard that the Nokia Lumia 920 will be exclusive to AT&T, but today we're learning that this affair may not last forever. The folks at WPCentral have uncovered a number of AT&T Lumia 920 training videos, and in one of them, it tells us that the Lumia 920 will be exclusive to the carrier for six months. After that, presumably, is when the Lumia 920 will see a broader release on more carriers.

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Users watching more online videos on TVs than computers

Users watching more online videos on TVs than computers

With the rapid growth in media-streaming set-top boxes for televisions, it's said that more people are using their TVs to watch online videos instead of their computers. Market research firm NPD Group reported that televisions are now the “primary screen for viewing paid and free video streamed from the Web.”

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