selfie

Snow’s avatar app Zepeto registers 150M users, eyes China market

Some of you may recall the South Korean app Zepeto that went viral among Gen Z users a year and a half ago. The app, which renders selfies into animated avatars and lets people adorn their computer-ge

Emojivision app turns your iPhone’s camera into a real-time emoji painting machine

Your iPhone is capable of some impressive feats of computational photography, and a new app created by developer Gabriel O’Flaherty-Chan shows one way all that power can be put to creative use.

China’s Alipay adds sought-after beauty filters to face-scan payments

In China, striving for accuracy in a piece of facial recognition software isn’t enough. As Alibaba’s e-wallet affiliate Alipay has recently demonstrated, the way software presents a user&#

Prisma Labs raises $6M for its AI-powered approach to visual editing

Remember Prisma? The Moscow-based team behind the app that sparked a style transfer craze in 2016 has raised a $6 million Series A, led by early stage artificial intelligence focused VC firm, Haxus. W

JibJab, one of the first silly selfie video makers, acquired by private equity firm Catapult Capital

JibJab, one of the first companies that let people insert selfies into videos, gifs and e-cards, has been acquired by Catapult Capital. The Los Angeles-based private equity firm announced the deal tod

Popsugar’s Twinning app was leaking everyone’s uploaded photos

I thought the worst thing about Popsugar’s Twinning tool was that it matched me with James Corden. Turns out, the hundreds of thousands of selfies uploaded to the tool were easily downloadable b

Prisma’s new AI-powered app, Lensa, helps the selfie camera lie

Prisma Labs, the startup behind the style transfer craze of a couple of years ago, has a new AI-powered iOS app for retouching selfies. An Android version of the app — which is called Lensa &#

Move over notch, the hole-punch smartphone camera is coming

First it was the notch, now the hole-punch has emerged as the latest tech for concealing selfie cameras whilst keeping our smartphones as free of bezel as possible to maximize the screen space. This

Popular Chinese selfie app Meitu now includes 3D editing

You’ve probably had the experience of posing awkwardly for a photo while everyone else looks great. Now China’s top photo-editing firm Meitu has a solution that helps you resist the urge t

I would happily ditch the selfie camera for a full-screen phone

Once a month or so, I’m reminded that my phone has a front-facing camera when I accidentally hit the toggle button, only to be greeted with a closeup image of my own, dumb face. Honestly, I can’t

PSA: Google’s art selfie feature is US only for now

Google's Arts & Culture app has been around for about a year and half. But it's taken an art selfie feature to generate a bit of viral interest in the app...

Teleport’s neural networks let you try before you hair dye

Meet Teleport: An app that's using a trained neural network to power a selfie-editing feature that lets you change the color of your hair at the touch of a button. 

FaceApp adds paid selfie styling effects

Face-morphing app FaceApp, which uses a neural network for editing selfies in a photorealistic fashion, has updated its app to what it's calling FaceApp 2.0 -- further fleshing out its monetization pl

Miso Happy is a 3D selfie app that rocks the uncanny valley

Move over duckface. Shove off rainbow spew. There's a new selfie game in town and it wants to turn your 2D visage into uncannily accurate 3D -- then splice that axiomatic piece of you into animated ca

FaceApp apologizes for building a racist AI

If only all algorithmic bias were as easy to spot as this: FaceApp, a photo-editing app that uses a neural network for editing selfies in a photorealistic way, has apologized for building a racist alg

At-home sperm health selfies are on the rise

There seems to be a trend bubbling up for better tech to test a guy's sperm in the privacy of his own home. A Harvard-designed sperm motility app made headlines last week with a cheap, at-home test, a

Meitu’s new phone includes a dual pixel front camera and AI-powered beautification

Selfie app and phone company Meitu has unveiled its latest smartphone, which doubles down its focus on selfie cameras and beautification. Meitu went public in December with a Hong Kong listing that wa

Dobby’s foldable pocket drone is the perfect mix of portability and functionality

Most consumer drones available on the market today fit in one of two categories: full-fledged UAVs like DJI’s Inspire, Phantom or Mavic, or portable “selfie” drones like Hover that

FaceApp uses neural networks for photorealistic selfie tweaks

If you're finding the vision of Trump's visage with a smile on it generating 'uncanny valley' levels of unease and creepiness you'd be right. The smile is FAKE NEWS folks! Created, after the fact, by

The cost of hot selfie app Meitu? A healthy dose of your personal info

You've probably seen a Meitu selfie in your Instagram or Facebook feed in the past 24 hours. The app smoothes skin, slims down faces, and even applies a layer of virtual blush and lipgloss, adding a b
Load More