Samsung Galaxy Note Selfie Ugly

Samsung thinks you’re ugly

June 30th at 10:34 AM

Samsung thinks you’re ugly

Hey you, Samsung Galaxy-wielding selfie taker. You’re ugly. I’m serious. And it’s not my opinion either. It’s Samsung’s professional opinion about its customers who buy Galaxy phones in general. That means you, too.

You see, it appears that BY DEFAULT, the selfie camera has beautification features that make you look a lot better in pictures than you do in person. While that’s definitely a nice editing tool for photos, it’s also very politically incorrect. Disrespectful is one other word I’d use for it.

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Amazon Selfie Patent

Amazon patents a technology that lets customers pay by taking a selfie

March 16th at 7:45 PM

Amazon patents a technology that lets customers pay by taking a selfie

More so than most, Amazon has every reason to try and make the check out process as seamless as possible. After all, sometimes all a consumer needs is the slightest of hurdles before getting cold feet and reconsidering a purchase. That being the case, it might not be all that surprising to learn that the company that pioneered one-click purchasing has come up with a way for consumers to complete the checkout process by taking a selfie.

Yes, the selfie age is upon us and Amazon is joining the party with a decidedly commerce-oriented twist. According to a recent patent filing, the online retail giant describes an implementation of facial recognition software that would enable shoppers to use their own face in place of a password when finalizing a purchase. In other words, think of it as Touch ID but for your face instead of your finger.

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Selfie Deaths

Selfies have caused more deaths this year than shark attacks

September 22nd at 12:26 PM

Selfies have caused more deaths this year than shark attacks

Early this week, a tourist tragically fell to his death while posing for a selfie at the Taj Mahal in India. Earlier in the month, a man accidentally killed himself while trying to take an Instagram selfie of him holding a gun. What’s more, there have also been a few reported instances of tourists in Yellowstone Park being gored while attempting to take selfies with bison.

Sadly, these types of stories are far more common that you might ordinarily assume.

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Selfie History

Before the iPhone: What selfies in the 1800s looked like

June 5th at 9:45 PM

Before the iPhone: What selfies in the 1800s looked like

The concept of the “selfie” has seemingly taken on a life of its own in recent months. Today, the word is actually an official entry in both the Merriam-Webster and Oxford dictionaries. What’s more, there’s even a selfie emoji in the works that may land on your iPhone sooner rather than later. Given the ubiquity of smartphones, not to mention the cultural phenomenon that is the selfie, it’s been estimated that there will be 1 trillion photos taken in 2015.

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2,600 Mile Hike Selfie Timelapse Video

Watch: Man takes one selfie for every mile on a 2,600-mile hike, turns it into an incredible timelapse video

March 26th at 10:00 PM

Watch: Man takes one selfie for every mile on a 2,600-mile hike, turns it into an incredible timelapse video

This is what you call selfie dedication. Outdoorsman Andy Davidhazy went on an epic 2,600-mile hike of the Pacific Crest Trail that spans all the way from Mexico to Canada and took one selfie for every mile he walked. He then combined these selfies into an incredible timelapse video that chronicles his entire journey in the span of just under five minutes. More →

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Selfie Sticks Are Stupid

This cartoon will shame you into never buying a ‘selfie stick’

January 15th at 7:45 PM

This cartoon will shame you into never buying a ‘selfie stick’

One of the more unfortunate trends to pop up at CES 2015 this year was the “selfie stick,” which is basically just a stick that you can attach to your phone and use it to hold the phone farther away from you so you can snap better selfies. The Oatmeal has put together a new cartoon flowchart that will help you decide whether you should buy yourself a selfie stick… and it basically says that you have no reason to do so unless you’re either Japanese or someone who has given up on life. More →

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Selfies vs. Narcissism and Psychopathy

What selfies say about your disturbed mind

January 12th at 7:15 PM

What selfies say about your disturbed mind

Taking selfies might always be fun, especially if Samsung pays you to do it at the Oscars, but there might be something medically wrong with your mind if you’re a man who’s taking too many of them. At least that’s what a study at the Ohio State University looking at the social media habits of 800 men has revealed. More →

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Belfie Stick Smartphone Accessory

Yes, there’s an accessory to help you take better selfies of your… other assets

January 7th at 9:30 PM

Yes, there’s an accessory to help you take better selfies of your… other assets

If you thought selfie sticks were silly then you’ll probably hate this new smartphone accessory even more, but that’s only if you’re annoyed at people taking photos of themselves in all sorts of situations. On the other hand, if you definitely need to up your selfie game, and you’re tired of taking selfies in the mirror to highlight some of the otherwise more difficult body parts to photograph, then the Belfie Stick is definitely for you. More →

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Facebook Image Recognition Technology

Facebook’s future advanced AI will stop you from uploading drunken selfies

December 9th at 6:45 PM

Facebook’s future advanced AI will stop you from uploading drunken selfies

At some point in the future when your drunken self will think it’s perfectly fine to upload certain embarrassing selfies to Facebook, the social network will be so smart that it will be able to prevent it. The company is currently working on such advanced artificial intelligence that’ll be able to determine the content of pictures beyond simply recognizing your face or the face of your friends, and tell whether you’re intoxicated or not before offering an automated advice against uploading a picture that the entire world could see. More →

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Selfie Stick Smartphone Accessory

South Korea delivers a huge blow to selfie photographers

November 28th at 8:30 PM

South Korea delivers a huge blow to selfie photographers

Selfie fans who have significantly upped their selfie-taking game by using complex selfie sticks to take better pictures of themselves with or without friends should know the South Korean government has its sights on them… well, not so much on them as on the retailers currently selling these devices in the region. AFP reports that unregulated selfie sticks will be illegal in South Korea, as the country is ready to ban smartphone photo-taking accessories. More →

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Sony Selfie Camera Pictures

Someone at Sony actually thought this hideous selfie camera was a good idea

August 20th at 7:10 PM

Someone at Sony actually thought this hideous selfie camera was a good idea

A new episode in the selfie cultural phenomenon saga has been written – and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the actual Selfie TV show that’s coming this year – as Sony has apparently decided to green-light a horrendous camera for selfies. The bulky, revolving thing you’ll see at the top is part of an ugly camera that’ll supposedly allow the user to take better selfie photos than other devices. More →

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Coolest YouTube Videos 7 Years Of Selfies

Teen takes selfies every day for 7 years, creates incredible compilation video that shows him growing up in 90 seconds

August 8th at 1:35 PM

Teen takes selfies every day for 7 years, creates incredible compilation video that shows him growing up in 90 seconds

Kids grow up much too quickly, as the old saying grows. However, we don’t think we’ve ever seen a kid grow up quite so quickly as YouTube user Hugo Cornellier, a 19-year-old who has been taking one selfie every day of his life since the age of 12 and who has just fashioned them into an incredible new video that shows him maturing at an astonishing pace. More →

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