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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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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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Cloudee simple video sharing hits open beta with iPhone 5 app

Cloudee simple video sharing hits open beta with iPhone 5 app

Boxee has opened its Cloudee video sharing service up to public beta, with desktop, web, and iPhone apps to streamline distributing videos you might not want to go public with on YouTube. Running in closed beta since June, Cloudee attempts to make small-group video sharing more straightforward, currently offering unlimited online storage and a simple way to distribute access to Facebook friends.

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YouTube enhances caption translation for video creators

YouTube enhances caption translation for video creators

In an effort to accommodate video creators and viewers using YouTube from outside the United States, the Google-owned company today implemented a new set of caption translation tools. These new tools see the Google Translator Toolkit integrated with the YouTube Video Manager, and the process of getting translated captions on your videos seems to be pretty straightforward, if not a little labor-intensive.

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YouTube brings face blurring feature to videos

YouTube brings face blurring feature to videos

These days, newsworthy content often ends up on YouTube before it does on television. Google has recognized this and wants to embrace it, which is why the company stated in a blog post today that it would be launching a new face blurring feature users can take advantage of in order to feel more comfortable about posting videos of public events and sensitive content on YouTube.

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China cracks down on Internet video regulation

China cracks down on Internet video regulation

Chinese state authorities have made plans to really step it up on Internet video censorship. The State Internet Information office and China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television released a statement Monday saying that Internet video providers will be held liable for their content posted to their services. The new plan is to standardize Internet video and promote a more healthy development of all content.

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