‘No-selfie zones’ suggested to prevent fatal accidents at tourist spots

It's highly unlikely that you'll succumb to a nasty accident during your next selfie, but the rising number of cases selfie-takers who are putting themselves danger has led suggestions that the practice be banned at tourist spots.

Selfies don’t usually descend into brawls, but this one did

Snapping a selfie is usually a fun activity, but for a couple of women attempting to get a picture of Rome's iconic Trevi Fountain last week, the exercise turned into a brawl involving both of their families.

Me, My-selfie, and I: The best selfie sticks

Get your selfie on with the perfect selfie stick. Some feature Bluetooth capabilities, while others work under water. There is one for everyone and they always take the perfect selfie.

3 simple things you can do to step up your selfie game

Taking a selfie might seem simple enough, but there's more to it than meets the eye. Here are three elements to keep in mind the next time you take a selfie to share on social media.
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Selfie snappers, forget trying to take a picture with a bear

Despite the obvious dangers of bear selfies, people still try it. With your back turned as you edge ever closer to this glorious creature, there's no telling what might happen — as one unfortunate man in India discovered last week.

Penguins become the latest animal to capture a darn good ‘selfie’

A pair of penguins in Antarctica recently stumbled across a camera set up by an expedition member. The curious couple had a good look at the device, capturing a hilarious video selfie in the process.

With a selfie, Bitmoji Deluxe makes avatars look more like you

How do you make an avatar that looks more like you? Start with a selfie to reference. Bitmoji is making it possible with a new Deluxe mode that also adds more feature options and enhances the user interface.

Obsessive selfie-taking could point to underlying mental health issues

After a hoax coined the phrase "selfitis," researchers are beginning to look into the effects of selfie-taking on mental health. Selfitis can be associated with low-self esteem, according to the new research.
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Facebook researchers are developing animated selfies based on emoji reactions

If this new research makes it into Facebook, reacting to a selfie on Facebook could make that still photo smile. The software uses a reference video to make the still photo mimic the same expression.
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Mobile app can screen for pancreatic cancer when users snap a quick selfie

Researchers at the University of Washington developed a smartphone app that is capable of screening for pancreatic cancer by asking users to snap a quick selfie. Here is how it works.
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Having conquered Spectacles, Snapchat may move on to selling selfie drones

According to The Information, Snap is "in talks to acquire Zero Zero Robotics," a Chinese selfie drone manufacturer. Should the deal prove successful, it would be Snap's second foray into the hardware space.

This Apple selfie patent could mean group shots without the selfie stick

A new Apple selfie patent could make snapping a great selfie easy with automatic adjustments. The tech would detect if the phone is held vertically or horizontally and automatically adjust for group or single selfies.

Prisma's new Sticky app for iOS and Android turns your selfies into stickers

Sticky is a new selfie to sticker tool for the digitally (and self) obsessed generation. It's made by the team behind Prisma, and the iOS version launched today, and the Android version will follow in the coming weeks. 

Turn your selfie into an emoji via Google's new machine-learning app

Thanks to a new tool from Google, you can now apply the magic of machine learning to your face, generating a custom emoji sticker from a selfie. The feature can be found within Allo, Google's machine learning-based app.

Xiaomi just released a new selfie stick that doubles as a tripod

Did you think the era of the selfie stick had come and gone? Well think again. Chinese company Xiaomi is here to prove that our narcissism doesn't have an expiration date, and that selfie sticks are still relevant in 2017.
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Do you Finstagram? The new way teens are using Instagram in private

Teens tired of the fake aura of Instagram are creating secondary accounts, known as a "Finstagram," to express themselves among their closest friends. Just don't go expecting an invite into the exclusive club.

Mirror mirror on the wall: Study delves into psychology of selfie takers

Snapping that selfie may be fun, but most people would actually prefer to see fewer selfies on social media, a recent study shows. The study's authors from the University of Munich call it the selfie paradox.

Say hello to the most obnoxious selfie stick yet

It may be a little tricky to put together and hard to carry around, but photographer Ted Forbes seems more than happy with his absurdly elaborate selfie stick.