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Facebook: 200M people have watched their Look Back videos

For its 10th anniversary, Facebook gave each of its members a one-minute video set to music that featured their top social-networking moments. The company said Tuesday that nearly 200 million people have watched their "Look Back" videos.

The revelation came from Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, on Tuesday evening during a question-and-answer session at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference.

"It was amazing," Sandberg said of the response to Look Back. "Almost 200 million people watched [their Look Back video], and 50 percent of people who watched their own video, shared it. … Read more

Editing your Facebook Look Back video

This week, to celebrate turning 10, Facebook rolled out a sentimental campaign that automatically created videos for each user, based on photos and posts from the account, called Look back. My Facebook feed has been full of these videos all week.

The only problem with Look Back is that the photos aren't always that flattering or representative of what some users feel best represents their personal Facebook experience. Or, you know, maybe an ex or three are shown in the video.

When it first launched, Facebook didn't allow users to edit the videos, but as of today that'… Read more

Facebook to allow edits to 'A Look Back' videos

Facebook A Look Back videos are everywhere on the social network right now. But users have found that they can't edit the videos. That will soon change.

Speaking to TechCrunch on Wednesday, Facebook said that users will soon be able to edit the videos to change moments included in the clips. The company's spokesperson said that Facebook doesn't yet "have exact timing" on the edit launch.

"This will enable people to remove a post from the movie that was pre-selected and change it to a different one," the spokesperson told Facebook.

Interestingly, Facebook'… Read more

Microsoft looks forward with new CEO

CNET Update is afraid to Look Back:

In this episode of Update:

- Get to know Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella. His biggest challenge could be figuring out mobile.

- Look back on your old status updates and photos with Facebook's Look Back video feature.

- Learn why the government wants future cars to "talk" to each other.

- Imagine what could be in store for the Chromecast, now that Google opened it up to all developers.

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every afternoon for a … Read more

The 404 1,420: Where we ring and run (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Discussing five movies about relationships per month could cut the three-year divorce rate in half.

- Beware the one-ring phone sex scam.

- Tech is cruelly ripping teens from their natural shopping mall habitats.

- Facebook celebrates 10 years with Look Back.

- Today's show and tell features this collectible Batman figure from Side Show Toy!… Read more

Throwable iRobot 110 recon bot gets sensors, manipulator

Robots have become an indispensable part of the modern military arsenal, especially machines that can provide detailed reconnaissance of hazardous areas.

iRobot's 110 FirstLook is essentially a Webcam on treads that's light and sturdy enough to be tossed around, even through windows.

Now it can be equipped with tools such as a manipulator arm and sensors that can detect radiation and other threats. … Read more

Use Quick Look from the trackpad in OS X

One of the features in the OS X Finder is Quick Look, which lets you bring up an information window for the document, and if the system has a supported plug-in for it, enables you to preview its contents before launching a program to handle it.

If you have more than one item selected in the Finder when using Quick Look, you can use arrow keys to navigate through the selection. If only one item is selected, then pressing the arrow keys with the preview window open will move to the next item in the current Finder folder and display … Read more

Review: PassLook for Mac stores passwords in an encrypted database & retrieves them

PassLook for Mac securely stores your passwords and can quickly retrieve them for you. A fully searchable app, it provides you with an accessible interface through which you can keep track of all your site log-in details. If password security is a big concern for you when managing multiple accounts, then you should give this app a try.

PassLook for Mac has a basic interface that lets you quickly search for passwords or add new entries. With a click you can view all stored passwords or export them to the clipboard. New entries have to be added manually by clicking … Read more

Review: Photo Look offers familiar tools and sluggish controls for photo editing/sharing

Photo Look is a combination camera, editing, and sharing app that uses a familiar set of free third-party tools. While Photo Look is a decent app and is free to use, there is nothing new or revolutionary here to set it apart from the dozens of other free camera/editing apps on the App Store. If you need something free and easy to use, it will get the job done -- but not a lot more.

When you open Photo Look, like many other apps in this category, you can take a photo or load one from your photo library … Read more

Top 10 videos of the week

Before you head out on your Labor Day weekend adventures, you'll want to check out this week's top video roundup.

In an all-new episode of CNET on Cars, we take you out on a car photo shoot with renowned auto photographer Michael Alan Ross and uncover the secrets behind taking great car images. And did you know that many car wrecks are actually bogus? We share some telltale signs that the accident you just had could be a scam.

We also tour Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., campus and learn more about the rationale behind its deluxe employee … Read more