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The 5 best uses for a selfie stick

Holly Brockwell Feeling good, Fun, Gadgets, Premium, Tech

We're big fans of the Wand of Narcissus at ShinyShiny, as you might have seen in our recent post 'In defence of the selfie stick'. If you've been wondering why you need one, want to get the best out of yours, or just need to justify your purchase to judgey friends, we've got you covered.…

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CES 2015: HTC’s Desire 826 has an UltraPixel front camera to make your selfies better

Lauren Bravo #CES2015, Smartphones, Tech

If ever there was proof that selfies won't be going anywhere in a hurry, it's smartphones finally making sure their cameras are equal to our pouts. HTC hasn't used CES 2015 to show off a new super-phone, but the company has cast itself in a flattering light by unveiling its new Desire 826 – an…

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Samsung’s next budget phone is yet another selfie machine

Tom Pritchard Tech

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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Acer’s ‘selfie sombrero’ is an easy way to make your selfies to look ridiculous

Tom Pritchard Tech

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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Pouting, Paint & Contrast: an ode to Myspace selfies #PhotoWeek

Lauren Bravo Tech

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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“Who is TAKING all these photos of you?” And 9 other comments we wish we could leave on Instagram #PhotoWeek

Lauren Bravo Tech

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

Becca Caddy Tech

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

Becca Caddy Tech

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

Becca Caddy Tech

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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