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Selfie stick named in Time’s Magazine best inventions

Selfie stick named in Time’s Magazine best inventions

NEW YORK: The selfie stick that facilitates your capturing a selfie from an angle of your cull by situating your smart phone beyond the arms’ reach has made it to the Time magazine’s list of 25 best inventions of 2014. “If 2013 was the year in which selfie became a buzzword, then 2014 was the year selfies became a cultural phenomenon,” Time verbalized, betokening that the incipient-found infatuation with selfies matured within a year.

“Look no further than a recent Pew report, which found that at least a quarter of Americans have shared a selfie on a gregarious-networking site (including Ellen DeGeneres, Kim Kardashian and President Obama),” it integrated.

In fact, it does not matter in which component of the world you live, and whether you are old or puerile, a high-profile politician or one among the hoi polloi, everyone seems to love taking a selfie. The selfie stick (engendered by multiple brands) “adds genuine value”, Time quoted Van Baker, a mobile tech analyst at the research firm Gartner, as saying.

Withal in the list is a smartphone that puts privacy at the forefront and avails users conceal their data. The Blackphone “runs a customized Android operating system divested of features that might make data vulnerably susceptible, like calendar sync”, Time noted.

“It withal comes with software that encrypts calls, texts and browsing history at levels far beyond mundane smartphones,” the report integrated.