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Samsung’s next budget phone is yet another selfie machine

Phone manufacturers are really trying to jump onto the selfie bandwagon, first Microsoft and Sony and now Samsung is apparently releasing its own selfie machine in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. It's popped up on retail listings, on government documents, and now Thegioididong has reportedly got its hands on the unannounced phone and…

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Tom PritchardSamsung’s next budget phone is yet another selfie machine
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Acer’s ‘selfie sombrero’ is an easy way to make your selfies to look ridiculous

It's no secret that selfies can look absolutely ridiculous if you're not too careful. But if taking ridiculous self-portraits is kind of your thing, then you may want to check out Acer's new 'selfie sombrero', a hat that makes taking selfies incredibly easy and makes ridiculousness a guarantee. Created by designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis, and covered…

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Tom PritchardAcer’s ‘selfie sombrero’ is an easy way to make your selfies to look ridiculous
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Pouting, Paint & Contrast: an ode to Myspace selfies #PhotoWeek

Warning: this article features examples of extreme pretension and self-promotion. Readers of a weak disposition may wish to consult their GP before continuing. We know by now that selfies have been around for longer than we have. There’s Robert Cornelius’ first effort back in 1839, the Edwardian lady with her Kodak Brownie and at least…

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Lauren BravoPouting, Paint & Contrast: an ode to Myspace selfies #PhotoWeek
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New exhibition suggests selfies are ruining culture

We've already touched on some of the problems with selfies: snapping them during funerals and plane crashes is insensitive, and if a monkey takes one with your camera, you could find yourself in a real copyright quandary. But some people think that at their worst, selfies are more than self-centred and a little irritating. They…

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Diane ShipleyNew exhibition suggests selfies are ruining culture
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“Who is TAKING all these photos of you?” And 9 other comments we wish we could leave on Instagram #PhotoWeek

…but never will because ultimately we’re good people, damnit.  "Careful, you’re almost out of loo roll…" Ain’t it just one of life’s cruellest tricks that the most flattering lighting is always in the toilet? Still, anyone looks great next to an avocado bathroom suite. "D’you know, I think the 13th hashtag might be overkill?" But…

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Lauren Bravo“Who is TAKING all these photos of you?” And 9 other comments we wish we could leave on Instagram #PhotoWeek
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Science can predict which selfies we’ll like best

We’d always thought that, despite this photo app-heavy era, it’s possible to make real connections online that aren’t defined by how people look. Turns out, we’re idealistic fools and human beings are depressingly superficial. Psychologists from the University of York conducted a new study to find out whether they could predict how their subjects would…

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Diane ShipleyScience can predict which selfies we’ll like best
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INSIGHT – Do the over 30s now prefer Snapchat to Facebook?

The first time that we heard about Snapchat, like everyone else, we said to our friend, ‘But what’s the point in an app where you just send pictures for them to be deleted after five seconds?’ With the photo-sharing app revealing in May that users were sending 700 million photos and videos per day, while…

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Hayley MinnINSIGHT – Do the over 30s now prefer Snapchat to Facebook?
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Snapchat is more for selfies and cats than sexting

Snapchat has always seemed to have a reputation for being used as a tool for sexting, but we’ve always known it was more for silly stuff, like selfies with drawings all over us, or for showing off about that gig we’re at. Now, actual scientists have found that the app is used way more for…

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Hayley MinnSnapchat is more for selfies and cats than sexting
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Guys, please stop risking your life for a Tour de France selfie

If mainstream media is to be believed, selfies are single-handedly turning us all into narcissist zombies, melting away our brains and stirring up trouble in the Middle East. And what has the evil selfie done this week? Well, it looks like it could be putting the lives of some people in serious danger as they…

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Becca CaddyGuys, please stop risking your life for a Tour de France selfie
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Will new selfie app Booster help you reach your goals?

A lot of people find that online accountability helps them stick to their goals: posting about their healthier diet, improved exercise habits, or debt reduction making them less likely to suddenly slip up and flop on the sofa mainlining Ben & Jerry’s while buying up half of ASOS. But not everyone in your network cares about…

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Diane ShipleyWill new selfie app Booster help you reach your goals?

It's official, your sexts aren't safe with Snapchat

It turns out your sexts, selfies and silly updates might not be as private as the private messaging app has led us to believe. Ever since Snapchat was born, many have questioned whether it's private, self-destructing messages really disappear once they've gone from our screens. Well now Snapchat has admitted to the Federal Trade Commission…

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Becca CaddyIt's official, your sexts aren't safe with Snapchat

Aviary becomes the top app for selfies with narcissistic makeover

Aviary has always been one of our favourite photo apps and often features in our "top 10 apps" lists because of its range of filters, editing features and slick interface. Well now Aviary's Photo Editor is jumping on the narcissism bandwagon by introducing a raft of new features designed to perfect your selfie. The team…

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Becca CaddyAviary becomes the top app for selfies with narcissistic makeover

This mirror is designed to take the perfect selfie

It's hard to escape the word "selfie" at the moment now everyone from Barack Obama to your gran are taking them, but now iStrategy Labs want to turn the selfie into more of a tech-powered art and less of a lame social media trend. The team have developed the S.E.L.F.I.E (that's Self Enhancing Live Feed…

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Becca CaddyThis mirror is designed to take the perfect selfie

Selfies in the changing room? Has Karl Lagerfeld gone too far this time?

Karl Lagerfeld, famous for being a world-renowned fashion designer and expressing a creepy desire to marry his cat, has had iPads built into the walls of the changing rooms inside his new flagship store in London. The reason? To encourage people to take more changing room selfies, of course! According to reports, the store will…

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Becca CaddySelfies in the changing room? Has Karl Lagerfeld gone too far this time?

Ellen DeGeneres officially wins at selfies with star-studded Oscars photo

Ellen DeGeneres has managed to break the record for most retweets EVER with this awesome star-studded selfie taken at last night's Oscars. If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014 So far the tweet has had more than two and a half million retweets and counting,…

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Becca CaddyEllen DeGeneres officially wins at selfies with star-studded Oscars photo

SelfiExploratory: A data project all about our vain selfies

Mobile messaging is becoming more and more popular each day, so you know what that means? More messages! Well yeah, but also, more SELFIES. Call them silly, call them pointless, call them vain, but there's been a lot of discussion over the past year or so about selfies, our selfie-snapping habits, why we take them…

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Becca CaddySelfiExploratory: A data project all about our vain selfies

Vine makes some cool new amends – adds Selfies videos

A month or so ago I wondered out loud whether people were still using Vine, that Twitter backed animated GIF/mini video type thing that was all the rage earlier in the year.. Well it seem that Vine has been listening to what its user have been saying and has now introduced a few very worthwhile…

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Ashley NorrisVine makes some cool new amends – adds Selfies videos