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Nokia's New Phone Replaces the Selfie With the Bothie

Is the world ready?

(Newser) - If we're being honest, the selfie is passé. Today's discerning Instagrammers require a new way to document their every waking moment. Enter the Nokia 8 and its "bothie." Nokia's attempt to compete with Samsung and Apple in the high-end smartphone market hits stores in Europe... More »

Baby Dolphin Dies After People Can't Stop Touching It

It was dead by the time a rescue group arrived

(Newser) - A baby dolphin that beached itself on the shores of Mojacar in southeastern Spain was quickly surrounded by a mob of curious beachgoers, many out for a good selfie, reports Newsweek . The calf was likely sick or had become separated from its mother, and someone called the local emergency number.... More »

Guy Gets 6 Years for Strip Club Selfie Accident

Florida felon's gun went off in bathroom

(Newser) - A Florida man has been sentenced to six years and five months in prison for accidentally shooting a gun while taking a selfie in a strip club restroom. The US Attorney's Office in Tampa announced 34-year-old Rorn Sorn's sentencing Monday, the AP reports. The Asian Pride Gang member... More »

Kim Kardashian in Hot Water Over Selfie Enhancer

She's being sued over LuMee smartphone case's similarity to another product

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian's company is being sued for $100 million over—what else?—a selfie product. Hooshmand Harooni says Kimsaprincess Inc. is using the technology he patented in 2013 and licensed to a company called Snap Light . The tech is basically a lighted smartphone case that helps users take better... More »

This Village Was Temporarily Too Beautiful for Photographs

Bergün/Bravuogn eases its 'friendly' photo ban

(Newser) - A quaint mountainside village in Switzerland found itself the subject of headlines across the globe after instituting a cheeky photo ban—one that lasted all of a few days. In what was admittedly at least one-half marketing scheme from the get-go, Bergün/Bravuogn in Switzerland on May 29 decide to... More »

Cops Prove They're 'Bloody Legends' With a Selfie

Photo on drunk Tasmanian man's phone was only way he knew how he got home

(Newser) - Reece Park didn't remember getting home after a night of drinking Saturday. Luckily, his phone held the evidence in the form of a selfie snapped by police. The photo , which has since gone viral, shows two Tasmanian police officers smiling in Park's bedroom as Park appears barely awake... More »

Man Slips, Falls to Death While Taking Selfie With Girlfriend

They were hiking in the Palouse Falls area of Washington state

(Newser) - A man taking a selfie with his girlfriend slipped and fell to his death off a cliff in Washington state Monday, KREM reports. Rescue crews searched for hours, but no body was recovered until Tuesday, according to the Spokesman-Review . The 25-year-old man fell into the Palouse Falls in the Columbia... More »

The Key to Easy Life Insurance: a Selfie?

Insurance companies testing facial analytics

(Newser) - A selfie reveals more than whether it's a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you're aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help determine whether you qualify for life insurance, the AP reports. Several life insurance companies... More »

Selfie-Taker Survives 60-Foot Fall

She was in an off-limits zone on California bridge

(Newser) - A woman taking a selfie survived a 60-foot fall off California's highest bridge in what cops say is a distressing trend. The unidentified woman was walking on the Foresthill Bridge's steel girders with a group of six friends on Tuesday when tried to snap a shot and tumbled... More »

Snapchat Stunt Ends in Teen's Death

Jonathan Chow, 17, fell four stories when he jumped over a railing at a mall

(Newser) - A teen in Singapore fell to his death while reportedly attempting a Snapchat stunt, the New York Post reports. Jonathan Chow, 17, leaped over a railing at a shopping mall expecting to land on a ledge. But the surface collapsed under him, and the teen plunged four stories as a... More »

In Just 30 Seconds, Selfie-Taker Busts Museum's Exhibit

Yayoi Kusama's pumpkin room at Hirshhorn to get added security

(Newser) - Who knew a walk through a pumpkin patch could be so perilous? A visitor to the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, tried to take a selfie inside Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's mirrored room full of more than 60 spotted glass pumpkin sculptures over the weekend and fell into one,... More »

Man Ages 30 Years in 11K Daily Photos

Karl Baden has taken daily selfies for 30 years

(Newser) - On Feb. 23, 1987, Karl Baden set his 35mm camera on a tripod, stood in front of it with a neutral expression, and snapped a selfie. He's done the same thing every day since except one—he blames "a dumb moment of forgetfulness" on Oct. 15, 1991—resulting... More »

A Moving Selfie Turned Into 'Fake News' on Facebook: Suit

Anas Modamani says social network isn't doing enough to stop slander using his image

(Newser) - The concept of "fake news" has infused itself into the regular news cycle, and now a well-known Syrian refugee says he's embroiled in it—and he's suing Facebook as a result, the Guardian reports. Anas Modamani made headlines in September 2015 when he took a selfie with... More »

The 5 Most Frivolous Lawsuits of 2016

You better believe 'monkey selfie' made the list

(Newser) - These are the five silliest and most frivolous lawsuits of 2016, and if you disagree, you can sue. The Institute for Legal Reform picked its annual 10 most ridiculous lawsuits by having 5,000 people rank the most popular stories on Faces of Lawsuit Abuse . Here are the top five: More »

Cops: Woman Hits Police Car While Taking 'Topless Selfie'

The Texas A&M freshman also allegedly had an open bottle of wine in her SUV

(Newser) - A Texas A&M student was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly crashed into a police car while taking a "topless selfie" for her boyfriend, KAGS reports. According to the Eagle , the cruiser was parked in the street with its emergency lights flashing when it was rear-ended by an SUV.... More »

Introducing the 'High-Five Selfie'

NC man's impressive feat starts Twitter craze

(Newser) - Still taking ordinary selfies? Prepare to feel as old-fashioned as a flip phone. The "high-five selfie" is the newest trend, thanks to a North Carolina man's Twitter post on Saturday. "Today is the proudest day of my life. I successfully took a picture of me high fiving... More »

Terror Suspect Took Selfie With Trudeau

'A guy like this should not have been able to get so close'

(Newser) - Justin Trudeau has posed for countless selfies in the 11 months since he became Canada's prime minister—including one with a man security experts say shouldn't have been allowed anywhere near him. A man who appears in a selfie with Trudeau taken in Montreal last December is being... More »

Good News, NH: You Can Take Ballot Selfies Again

Federal court says ban infringes on 1st Amendment rights to 'core political speech'

(Newser) - If you live in New Hampshire and want to take a picture of your Election Day ballot to post on Facebook so your friends can argue over your judgment, that's your call. So says a federal appeals court that overturned a ban on ballot selfies, ruling that the 2014... More »

See Anything Remarkable About This Photo?

An epic portrait of the selfie era emerges on campaign trail

(Newser) - A striking photo is going viral because it shows a group of women turning their backs on Hillary Clinton. But these folks are, in fact, Clinton supporters—it's just that they're all trying to take selfies with the candidate, explains BuzzFeed . The photo was taken by campaign photographer... More »

Taking Selfies Can Improve Your Mood

Don't be so quick to judge the selfie-snappers

(Newser) - If you smile enough, and see yourself doing it, and share it with friends and family, you may actually make yourself happier, at least according to researchers at the University of California at Irvine reporting in the journal Psychology of Well-Being . The team tracked 41 college students' moods for a... More »

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