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Hey, So, Your iPhone May Have Tagged All the Photos of You in a ‘Brassiere’

Since mid-2016, Apple’s iPhone Photos app has used metadata analysis and image-recognition technology to sort users’ photos automatically and tag them for easy extraction. The categories include everything from various animals to inanimate objects like furniture—but as Twitter user @ellieeewbu noted on Monday, it also includes the archaic term “brassiere.” Read More >>

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Selfie Exhibition Examines History of Doing Things Right Yourself

People always used to shy away from the camera lens in the olden days, saying things like "Please, no, I'm hideous" and "Point that thing at me again and I'll kill you" -- until the ability to delete photos, repose, smile the way that hides your wonkiest teeth and try again was introduced by the digital era. Now everyone seems to be happy with their faces as long as they can spend half an hour getting it to look best. Hence an art exhibit looking at the history of the selfie. Read More >>

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Coca-Cola Selfie Bottle News, Features and Release Date

After months, nay, years of speculation, the Coca-Cola Selfie Bottle has finally broken cover, and it’s shaping up as one of the hottest pieces of coke bottle tech we’ve seen this year. Here’s everything you need to know about your potential next selfie bottle. Read More >>

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A Photo Editing Software Designed to Make Your Selfies Look More Attractive

Science has already proven that certain camera lenses can distort your face (so don’t worry if you just can’t seem to look right in photos), but there’s more that can go into your appearance in a selfie. For instance, the closer the camera is to your face, the larger your nose looks, the smaller your ears look, and the more slope that’s applied to your forehead. Read More >>

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After a High-Speed Chase in LA, Suspected Burglars Have Time to Pose for Selfies Before Cops Arrive

It’s not really how anyone expected one of LA’s most bizarre police chases to end. Read More >>

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This Flying Selfie Camera Was, Shockingly, Not An April Fools Joke

The ROAM-e is a flying selfie camera that integrates facial recognition technology to follow you around and, supposedly, capture plenty of perfect selfies — no stick required. While the technology sounds interesting, the concept is laughable, especially when a £245 device is marketed as a glorified selfie stick. Read More >>

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Amazon’s New Payment System Patent is Determined to Make You Look Silly

In the future, your slightly awkward selfies will do more than just get you a few compliments from your grandmother: they might also help you shop for toilet paper, lube, and all the other things you secretly buy on Amazon. Read More >>

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Ty-Lite Selfie Case Review: Nobody Needs This, Not Even Beyoncé, But I Want It 

The Ty-Lite Selfie Case, developed by Beyoncé’s stylist Ty Hunter, does the thing it sets out to do. It takes well-lit selfies by enveloping its users in a sensuous vanity-light glow. Ty Hunter will always have a special place in my heart, because he styled Solange for her “Losing You” video, and he styled Beyoncé’s Givenchy Met Gala gown. He is a genius. He is also a devil, because he made me want to buy an $80 (about £55) phone case. Read More >>

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Best Worst Thing of the Week: Museum Selfie Day

Turning your back on and holding a screen up in the opposite direction of an interesting object from 592 AD is today's hot internet task, with the day being declared official Museum Selfie Day. Read More >>

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Mumbai Declares 15 Sites Selfie-Free After Tragic Selfie-Related Drowning

Mumbai police have established 15 ‘no selfie’ zones around the Indian city after an 18-year-old girl drowned just last week while taking a picture of herself. Read More >>

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Twitter’s Working on a ‘Democratic Drone’ to Take Users’ Selfies

It’s a little unexpected, but Twitter’s reportedly been granted a patent for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which will apparently be used for one sole purpose: selfies. It’s believed that Twitter’s working on a camera-equipped drone -- yes, I’m calling it a drone -- capable of capturing pictures and videos, and sharing them on the micro-blogging site. Read More >>

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Are Your Selfies as Memorable as Mine? Let MIT’s Judgemental AI System Decide

Take one. Score: 0.905. Memorability: Very high. Thank you, LaMem. If you haven’t the faintest idea what I’m harping on about (let’s face it, why would you?), I’m rather happy with the MIT-built system that claims it can analyse just how memorable your pictures are. Read More >>

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This Phone’s Claim to Fame is an Indestructible Selfie Periscope

We’re only a few weeks out from IFA, but if you were hoping for a preview of this year’s most eccentric devices, Chinese company Huawei has you covered. This is our very first peek at the new Honor 7i, where a flippable, selfie-ready camera takes center stage. Or the world’s fanciest high tech phone projectile. You decide. Read More >>

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KFC Spends Money on ‘Memories Bucket’ Printer Meme

The Canadian wing of KFC has, perhaps, if we pretend really hard to not know about how such things work, made a printer for visitors to its chain-store meat-churches to use to print out selfies of themselves taken while cautiously peeling off a layer of batter to see what kind of substance lurks beneath. Read More >>