Posts Tagged ‘selfie’

Review: The Olympus TG-850 is a Capable Tough Cam with a Selfie Problem

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Beaches, babes, sun and surf. It’s summer, and that equals one thing: you can’t take your precious DSLR to the beach. Well, not unless you want to gamble on a costly repair bill after butterfingers drops it in the sand. The beach is a time for relaxation, not being an overly protective nanny of the expensive camera that mom won’t let you get wet.

Photography of your family while you ride the waves and soak up the sun should be carefree, and for that you’ll be wanting a tough and waterproof camera. One that not only stands up to day-to-day abuses, but that you can hand off to your little ones worry free so they can go do what they do best and take selfies in the surf: the TG-850 is that camera. Read more…

Woman’s Stroke Selfie Video Helps Doctors Properly Diagnose Her and Save Her Life

A woman in Toronto may have saved her own life in early April by recording her own mini-stroke on video as it happened. The ‘stroke selfie,’ as it has been dubbed by some, helped doctors who had dismissed her symptoms previously properly diagnose her the next day, saving her from what might have been a much more serious attack. Read more…

Facebook Snapchat Competitor ‘Slingshot’ Appears then Disappears from App Store

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Known for its clever combination of selfies, text and scribbles, the self-destructing messaging platform Snapchat has become a hit. So, it’s no surprise that social media giant Facebook is interested in taking a bite out of the ephemeral messaging market.

The company has even gone so far as to reportedly offer $3 billion for Snapchat at one point. But, rather than continuing to try and buy out Snapchat, Facebook has now decided to create its own competitor, an app that existed only as a rumor until yesterday. Read more…

Woman Accidentally Lights Her Hair on Fire During Video Selfie Attempt

Author note: The below video contains some NSFW language


This woman’s selfie game is on fire… literally. While out with friends, the young lady in the video was anxious to get herself into the frame of an arm’s-length video when she leaned a bit too far and got more than she bargained for. Read more…

Photographer Takes Epic Selfie with Christ the Redeemer Statue, GoPros His Climb to the Top

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If you’re going to take a selfie — and we won’t judge you if you do… even though others certainly will — you should probably follow photographer Lee Thompson’s lead and do it in an awesome way.

Thompson’s recent selfies, which happen to be going viral, aren’t duckface selfies that show off his new outfit, or mirror selfies that show waaaay too much skin (I’m looking at you Geraldo Rivera). No, Thompson’s viral selfies were captured at the top of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more…

Behold the World’s First Elephant Selfie… an “Elfie”

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While he may never forget the moment captured in the photo above, Latabe the elephant apparently wanted to make sure no one else did, either. Read more…

NASA Releases 3.2 Gigapixel #GlobalSelfie

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A month ago yesterday, NASA invited everyone on Earth to step outside, snap a “selfie” and share it via social media using #GlobalSelfie as the hashtag. The goal was to create a giant mosaic of the historical “Blue Marble” photograph, using said selfies — and yesterday, NASA released the final product. Read more…

The Selfie Infiltrates the Guinness Book of World Records with Most Selfies in an Hour

It managed to make its way into the Oxford English Dictionary last November, gaining the honor of being 2013’s “word of the year,” but there’s one book the ‘selfie’ has remained absent from… until now.

With the help of two Indiana natives, Mark E. Miller and Ethan Hethcote, selfies have now infiltrated the Guinness Book of World Records as well, with Miller and Hethcote setting the record for “most selfies taken in an hour” at a whopping 355. Read more…

600 Days and Almost 125K Miles Went Into Creating This Epic Video Selfie

Modern Motorcycle Diaries‘ Alex Chacon has spent 600 days on the road, travelled over 200,000Km (almost 125,000 miles) and been to some 36 different countries… and just in case those words don’t inspire sufficient wanderlust, he’s rubbing it in your face with an amazing video ‘selfie.’ Read more…

Creative ‘Selfies from Nature’ Ads Feature Animals Snapping Mirror Selfies

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Brazilian stock photo agency Diomedia recently found themselves in need of a creative advertising campaign. They were debuting a National Geographic Collection, and they needed to share this news in a way that would resonate with today’s culture.

What they came up with is a creative and fun campaign featuring (what else?) the almighty selfie. Read more…