NEW YORK: The selfie stick that facilitates users capturing a selfie from an angle of their choice by positioning smart phone beyond the arms’ reach has made it to the Time magazine’s list of 25 best inventions of 2014.
“Look no further than a recent Pew report, which found that at least a quarter of Americans have shared a selfie on a social-networking site (including Ellen Degeneres, Kim Kardashian and President Obama),” it added.
In fact, it does not matter in which part of the world you live, and whether you are old or young, a high-profile politician or one among the hoi polloi, everyone seems to love taking a selfie. The selfie stick (produced by multiple brands) “adds genuine value”, Time quoted Van Baker, a mobile tech analyst at the research firm Gartner, as saying.
Also in the list is smart phone that puts privacy at the forefront and helps users conceal their data. The Black phone “runs a customized Android operating system stripped of features that might make data vulnerable, like calendar sync”, Time noted.
“It also comes with software that encrypts calls, texts and browsing history at levels far beyond normal smart phones,” the report added.