Selfies

  • A few years ago the AirSelfie was one of the more interesting iterations of the selfie drone. Now the company has released its newest design, the Air Pix, which is cheaper than ever and incorporates an autonomous mode allowing you to simply push a button and let the drone take care of the rest.
  • Two years ago, start-up ZeroZero Robotics launched the Hover Camera, a device that was more flying camera than drone, and now the Hover 2 is about to take flight on Kickstarter, aiming to keep it simple while opening up the options to be more drone-like.
  • ​NASA is marking the 15th launch anniversary of its Spitzer Space Telescope with the release of a VR tour of the TRAPPIST-1 system, and a cosmic selfie app. Spitzer blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on August 25, 2003 atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.
  • ​Let's face it, selfie sticks are kind of … dorky. They're also limited by the length of the stick. AbleTech's Evo GoCam takes a new approach to shooting selfies, however, with a silicone smartphone case that contains its own removable wireless camera.
  • ​With more and more people getting into video blogging, it's only natural that we should be seeing an increasing number of cameras designed specifically for vlogging. One of the latest and perhaps best-equipped, the Idolcam will soon be the subject of a Kickstarter campaign.
  • ​Back in August 2016, Fujifilm launched the budget-friendly X-A3 camera for selfie-obsessed young snappers. Now the company has announced its successor, the X-A5, with a performance bump and faster autofocus. Also in the box will be a brand new zoom lens.​
  • The fastest way to get over selfie insecurities might be to project those photos onto a giant head for all to see. Accepting your own face and flaws, and how you present yourself to the world, was the impetus for a public art installation called As We Are, by Matthew Mohr Studios.
  • ​Are your selfies the best that they can be? Unless you've done a lot of research into what makes a great selfie, they likely aren't. Fortunately enough, however, computer scientists have done that research – and they've used it to create an app that guides users in taking the best selfies possible.
  • It's simply not enough to snag photos of impressive views when on holiday these days, we all need to be right there in the shot. Panasonic's Lumix DC-ZS70 (TZ90) travel camera caters to the selfie mad tourist with a flip-up touchscreen display to help capture high resolution selfies with ease.
  • ​Yuneec’s Breeze drone is designed for serious selfie snappers more interested in photos than flying. The drone sends the shots straight to a user’s smartphone ready for social media, but now the company has added a livestream feature that gives your friends and followers a live drone’s-eye view.
  • We all know the trademarks of a bad selfie: Unflattering angles, front-camera distortion, distracting backgrounds. Adobe is testing artificial intelligence tools to automatically correct these common issues and infuse selfies with more pleasing portraiture effects.
  • The AirSelfie is the latest flying camera to zoom into the drone selfie arena, and may just be the least cumbersome one we've seen, with the ability to slide away into the user's smartphone cover when not in use.