5 Selfie-Enabling Devices That Deserve a Permanent Ban

Here at Gizmodo dot com we are dedicated to telling you about the best technology and design innovations IN THE WORLD, SON. That means relentlessly following the best new phones , showcasing souped-up vacuums , or highlighting fascinating social networks . And sometimes it means showing you the absolute worst… » 10/01/14 9:20am 10/01/14 9:20am

If nobody owns these cool animal selfies, we should give them the money

This animal selfie compilation got me thinking: If the courts say these photos can't be owned by humans because they are taken by animals, shouldn't there be some kind of international legal mechanism to make the people who use the photos pay some money to protect each species? Makes sense to me. » 9/17/14 12:37am 9/17/14 12:37am

Turn Your Dumb Selfie Into a Textable Emoji, Annoy and Delight Your Pals

Do smartphone-wielding citizens of the world need an excuse to snap more selfies? Absolutely not! And yet, against all odds, there is something undeniably charming about Imoji, an app that allows you to turn your face—or anything you've got a photo of—into a little textable you-moji. » 7/24/14 7:15pm 7/24/14 7:15pm

Stupid Tour de France Selfies Could Get Somebody Killed

These days it's not enough to stand on the side of the road and watch as Tour de France riders blaze past on their quest for le maillot jaune. Nor is it enough, it seems, for spectators to grab a quick snapshot. Everyone wants le selfie (Translation: a Selfie), and it could get somebody killed, or at the very least… » 7/07/14 2:00pm 7/07/14 2:00pm

The Creepiness of Accidental Google Street View Camera Selfies

Ever wonder what the Google Street View camera looks like? Sure, you've probably seen the weird stick-like thing they put on top of cars. But a new Tumblr is showing off rare images of the hand-powered device that Google uses to create Street View inside of buildings like museums. It's a little bit creepy. » 7/03/14 10:40am 7/03/14 10:40am

Clever video makes movie characters take selfies in famous movie scenes

This is silly in an I'm not exactly sure why this exists but it still made me giggle kind of way. TNT Russia stitched together movies to make famous movie characters look like they're taking selfies as they go about the scene. It emphasizes how awkward the act of taking a selfie is and laughs at our need to document… » 6/20/14 11:39pm 6/20/14 11:39pm

A Remote Control for Your Smartphone Camera, Built Right Into a Case

A remote shutter release for your smartphone's camera can help you get better photos, but they're not terribly useful unless you've got one with you when it's time to take one. iLuv's new Selfy offers a clever solution to the problem of carrying one around everywhere by building one right into a case. » 5/02/14 11:20am 5/02/14 11:20am

Why Self-Portraits Aren't A Good Idea When You're a Burglar

Taking a photo of yourself while inside someone else's house illegally might not be the first, second, or even third thing you'd think to do—especially when using your victim's own camera or cell phone—but, hey, you're probably not a burglar. Taking pics of yourself while holding your victim's property is probably… » 3/11/14 1:00pm 3/11/14 1:00pm

Hilarious monkey steals a GoPro camera and takes a selfie

Hey Mister Man, what are you doing filming us with that camera over there. Hey Mister Man, I don't appreciate you tempting me with food to trick me into dancing like a monkey. Hey Mister Man, that's it, I'm stealing your camera. That's—I'm assuming—what went through the head of this funny little monkey in Bali who… » 2/25/14 10:37pm 2/25/14 10:37pm

Selfies Have Led to a Head Lice Epidemic

Selfies are so fun. You've got your cool background—ideally, a sun-soaked beach or a compelling urban environment—and you've got your cool friends. Ideally lots of them. Just flip that phone around, put your heads together, smile, and watch those Instagram likes roll in for hours. But it's too good to be true, folks. » 2/24/14 4:05pm 2/24/14 4:05pm