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Facebook “A Look Back” videos get editing tools

Facebook “A Look Back” videos get editing tools

Facebook has added editing tools to its Look Back video feature, allowing users to switch which uploaded photos, most-Liked posts, and other content from their time on the social network get included in the minute long clips. "A Look Back" videos were launched earlier this week as part of the site's tenth anniversary celebrations, curating a customized highlights video for each user based on their activity. However, many requested the ability to tweak which moments were included, functionality Facebook has just added.

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Glass UI concept trades minimalism for wearable workability

Glass UI concept trades minimalism for wearable workability

Google's Glass may be a self confessed work-in-progress for the company, but that hasn't stopped early-adopters from coming up with their own alternative visions for how the wearable should work. Disappointed by the shortcomings of Glass' minimalistic interface, one explorer has cooked up a new UI of his own, trying to cut down on the amount of needless touchpad swiping, make media easier to find in the timeline, and make better use of voice commands.

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George Lucas Star Wars VHS interviews get digital this week

George Lucas Star Wars VHS interviews get digital this week

Back in the year 1995, before Star Wars was released as a set of "Special Edition" movies, before the idea that a set of prequels would be created was made solid, the film series was released to VHS. On these tapes - on the 1995 edition of these tapes, that is - a long-running interview was included before each film began. The first of these interviews was published digitally - officially - for the first time today.

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PixMob details turning 80,000 Super Bowl fans into massive video display

PixMob details turning 80,000 Super Bowl fans into massive video display

Those who watched the Super Bowl yesterday likely marveled at the bright lights flashing from the stands during the half time show, something that was both a wonderful backdrop for the blow-out event and a bit puzzling for those watching at home. As it turned out, those who attended were given special hats before the show, each equipped with technology to collectively pull off the theatrics.

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Apple goes behind the scenes for “1.24.14″ Mac 30th anniversary short

Apple goes behind the scenes for “1.24.14″ Mac 30th anniversary short

Apple has released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of its "1.24.14" video to celebrate 30 years of the Mac, showing how director Jake Scott - son of Ridley Scott, who directed the original 1984 Mac commercial - harnessed 100 iPhones to film the short. Filming of the video took place over the course of a day, with Scott supervising and remotely directing each of the fifteen crews spread across the world through FaceTime.

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Batman vs Superman cast: Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred

Batman vs Superman cast: Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred

It would appear that the cast of Batman vs Superman is about to get a whole lot younger. In an announcement that suggests this push for the DC Comics-led universe of superheroes will be changing feet on a whole new level, the actor best known for his role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 movie The Social Network will be inserted into the role of Lex Luthor. Better known as a bald man (though not always bald in the comic books, mind you), Luthor's name has already appeared in the first Superman movie in this universe.

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Project Gutenberg takes the home bar digital

Project Gutenberg takes the home bar digital

Robot bartenders aren't new, but Pernod Ricard wants to take them out of the DIY realm with Project Gutenberg, a modular drink mixer-and-dispenser that comes with a companion iPhone or iPad. Named after the original printing press because of its resemblance to a row of books, Project Gutenberg will consist of up to six different types of liquor, with proportions dispensed courtesy of instructions on the smartphone or tablet app.

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As coffee brewing methods go, this one’s super-geeky

As coffee brewing methods go, this one’s super-geeky

Coffee can be super-geeky when you want it to be. Not everyone is content with Nespresso or Keurig, but while drip methods can be simple and still deliver far greater results, winning awards for your brewing takes a little extra work. 2014 North East Brewers Cup champion Todd Carmichael has one such method, snatching first prize with a convoluted but fun double-filtering system that's likely to prove divisive for coffee enthusiasts. Check out the video after the cut.

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Looxcie shifts away from consumers: it’s Vidcie from here on out

Looxcie shifts away from consumers: it’s Vidcie from here on out

What appeared to be a relatively small news bit from the folks at camera-focused group Looxcie earlier this year during CES 2014 has suddenly taken center stage, as their Enterprise-focused service "Vidcie" takes center stage. While it's not surprising to see a company such as this take on a business-aimed initiative like Vidcie, it's not often a company suggests that they'll be moving away from their consumer-aimed products so strongly.

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