A Syrian rebel accidentally blew himself and his comrades up while taking a selfie with a phone possibly connected to a bomb, the media reported. The 30-second clip shows eight men from the Free Syrian Army gathering around a camera. They were sitting in front of a rebel flag as they sing into a microphone, with two rifles propped up in front of them.
Intex has launched a budget smartphone called Cloud Tread, which is the company s latest addition to its Cloud series. The smartphone is priced at Rs 4,999, and will be exclusively available via Snapdeal starting August 30. The company is opting for the flash sale model, and registrations for the first flash sale on August 30 at 12:00PM have already kick started on the e-commerce site. Being a flash sale, there is likely to be limited units available, and registrations is a must.
Continuing the naming confusion once again, Asus has launched a refreshed version of its popular selfie-centric smartphone. Called the Zenfone Selfie (ZD551KL), the new smartphone comes with 3GB of RAM and a new design with diamond cut back finish. The smartphone will be offered in a range of different color options Sheer Gold, Glacier Gray, Illusion Smooth Pink, Illusion Polygon Blue and Polygon-Illusion Diamond White.
While people might think that stopping to take photographs during their vacation could make it less pleasurable, a new study suggests that people who take photos of their experiences usually enjoy the events more than people who do not. Conducted by a joint team of psychologists from the University of Southern California, Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania, the research is the first extensive investigation examining how taking photos affects people's enjoyment of their experiences.
Micromax has today launched an affordable smartphone called the Bolt Selfie. As the name suggests, the smartphone's highlight includes a 5-megapixel selfie camera up front with a LED flash. The smartphone is available exclusively via Flipkart with a price tag of Rs 4,999, and it also comes with 4G connectivity.
If you are never tired of posting selfies on Facebook and Instagram, it is time to sit back and look at your face carefully. According to the researchers, most people who post regular selfies are not attractive and overestimate their beauty which may make them narcissists. According to the team from University of Toronto, participants ranked frequent selfie-takers as less attractive and less likeable compared to those who did not go overboard with self-portraits.
Annoyed by long selfie sticks in public? An Australian technology company has a solution -- a 'selfie drone'. This drone basically lets you click selfie without stretching the hand and gives you a perfect photo too. Built by Australian technology company IoT Group, the "ROAM-e" drone opened for pre-sale on Thursday and will begin shipping internationally in June, Mashable reported. According to Ian Duffell, executive director of the IoT Group, the company's vision was to build "a selfie stick on steroids."
A man who posted a smiling selfie with the EgyptAir hijacker and which went viral on the social media has been identified as a 26-year-old Briton, the media reported on Wednesday. Benjamin Innes, who is from Leeds but lives in Aberdeen, was held hostage along with 56 passengers on EgyptAir MS181 flight by Seif El Din Mustafa. Mustafa had personal motives to hijack the plane and his action was later linked to his ex-wife, who is a Greek-Cypriot and lives in Larnaca.
Five tourists were injured, two of them severely, when they fell off a cliff while clicking selfies at Anjuna village. Goa police have asked a sub-divisional magistrate to record the statement of two of the women who were seriously injured in the incident and admitted to hospital.
James Ware, a YouTube personality in Britain, has claimed to have built the world's longest selfie stick but his unusually long monopod may not guarantee a stunning selfie, a media report said. Currently, the Guinness World Record for building the world's longest selfie stick is held by Ben Stiller, who used his 8.56 metre monopod to click selfies at the London premiere of "Zoolander 2"
MasterCard may soon introduce a face recognition system that pays bills after user clicks a selfie and blinks in 14 other countries, apart from the US where it is currently on trial. "When making a purchase online from a merchant that requires identity verification, cardholders can authorize the transaction by holding up their phones as if taking a selfie and blinking - which ensures the cardholder is a live person, not just a photograph -- instead inputting a password or PIN," Fortune reported.
A 'selfie' moment ended in a tragedy for a 16-year-old student who was run over a speeding train while trying to click a picture of himself besides the train.
Mumbai police on Tuesday said that they have identified 16 dangerous selfie spots across the city after a man drowned trying to save a girl who fell into the sea while taking a photo of herself.
If the disturbing news of two selfie deaths - one each in Mumbai and Jammu and Kashmir this weekend - shattered your Sunday morning, it is time to pause and see if your young ones are not trying a dangerous pose for a selfie to impress their peers.
A college girl who fell into the swirling Arabian Sea while clicking a selfie at the Bandra Bandstand and a youth who plunged into the water to save her are both untraced, police said. The Indian Coast Guard launched an aerial search to trace out the two missing people.
In a significant ruling, a federal judge in San Francisco has declined to give a macaque monkey the right to his famous selfie in Indonesia in 2011.
Twitter users have slammed a couple who took a selfie with the burning Dubai hotel in the background and posted it on social media.
Analysis of selfies can prove "very rich" as a data source, both in terms of what they could reveal about different cultures in different cities and illustrating how people wanted to be perceived, according to a data project.
Taking the selfie craze to an all new level, a Los Angeles man went to the brink of an active volcano to click one.