selfies

  • Prisma’s next AI project is a fun selfie sticker maker called Sticky

    Prisma’s next AI project is a fun selfie sticker maker called Sticky

    Meet Sticky, the next app from the startup behind Prisma, which turns selfies into stylized and/or animated stickers for sharing to your social feeds. Sticky is launching today on iOS, with an Android version due in a week or two.  Read More

  • Adobe Research demos new app that may one day allow you to take better selfies

    Adobe Research demos new app that may one day allow you to take better selfies

    Adobe has a tendency to show early demos of the technologies it’s working on but isn’t quite ready to launch publicly. The latest of these is a selfie app from Adobe Research the company outed on its YouTube channel earlier today. Read More

  • Don’t take an illegal selfie with your ballot

    Don’t take an illegal selfie with your ballot

    That social media post could disqualify your vote. Snap your #ImWithHer or #MAGA selfie without your ballot. It violates voting laws in many states to take a photo with your completed ballot, or even inside the polling place in some locations. Breaking the voter secrecy laws can get you one to three years in prison or a fine depending on where you live, though they’re not always enforced. Read More

  • Bumble bans mirror selfies and other dumb photos from users’ profiles

    Bumble bans mirror selfies and other dumb photos from users’ profiles

    There are certain kinds of photos users of dating apps tend to loathe, and the suggestive mirror selfie tends to be at the top of that list, somewhere near photos of guys holding a fish and gym selfies. That’s why today, the dating app Bumble has taken action to ban selfies of users posing in their underwear, or while wearing swimsuits indoors. In addition, you can no longer upload… Read More

  • Bieber-backed Shots goes beyond selfies with links and comedy

    Life is hard enough for teens, so Shots sidestepped bullies with a selfie sharing app that doesn’t allow commenting. Now the 6.6 million monthly active user social network wants to boost kids’ spirits by refocusing around comedy. Today’s iOS and Android update lets users share any link, not just self portraits, and the most LOL-worth ones will end up in a special… Read More

  • Zano Is A Sky Selfie Micro-Drone That Flies Itself

    Zano Is A Sky Selfie Micro-Drone That Flies Itself

    Holy autonomous micro-drones batman! Wondering how you’re going to line up your next dronie? Aka a selfie taken from up high by a passing UAV so you don’t get a photo of yourself remote controlling a drone… Well, never fear: a U.K.-based firm is building a micro-drone that flies itself so you can stand around looking nonchalant/pull off some sick… Read More

  • Let’s Get Over Ourselfies

    Let’s Get Over Ourselfies

    It just became even easier to take selfies at inappropriate times. LINE is set to launch a new app just for selfies. Its key feature? It doesn’t make a shutter sound, so no one will notice when you’re surreptitiously snapping a closeup of yourself. The messaging company’s latest app, called B612, only uses the front-facing camera on your phone and “makes the process… Read More

  • Automattic Experiments With Selfies App For Android

    Automattic Experiments With Selfies App For Android

    A couple of days ago, an acquaintance on Twitter pointed out the website for Selfies, a new social app from Automattic, best known as the company behind WordPress. I found it odd that the app was out in the wild and hadn’t received any press coverage, but according to the site’s FAQ, that was the point: to see what would happen if they just put it out there. Read More

  • 4 MusicTech Insights From Wall Street Journal Writer Taylor Swift

    4 MusicTech Insights From Wall Street Journal Writer Taylor Swift

    When millions of people point camera-phones at you while you sing, you learn a thing about music and technology. You could laugh at pop starlet Taylor Swift for her fluffy teddy bear of a column in the Wall Street Journal today, or chide the WSJ for printing it, but there are some poignant nuggets of knowledge in there. Swift (and her ghost writers) prefaces the whole discussion with some… Read More