We just received our Amazon Echo Look (it’s currently by invitation only), and here is our review based on our initial impressions. First and foremost, this thing is much smaller than we ever would have imagined. Second, it is a full-on Amazon Echo, with Alexa and all of her tricks packed into its diminutive body. And third, it’s both more, and less, of a privacy nightmare than we’d initially thought it would be. Lastly, it’s great for selfies!
If you are anywhere on social media today (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), you may be wondering why suddenly everybody is talking about nude celebrity photos and nude selfies. This is because, apparently, there was a massive hacking of iCloud accounts – including those of celebrities who, apparently, had naked pictures of themselves stored on Apple’s iCloud servers.
Gmail users were greeted this morning (April 1st) with an invitation to take a “shelfie”, a ‘shareable selfie’ custom theme. While it has always been possible to set your Gmail background photo as an image of yourself, the April Fools joke is suggesting that you share it as a custom theme.
Darth Vader has posted a selfie to Instagram. The Darth Vader selfie was the first image in the new Starwars Instagram account, and features Lord Vader with a few fallen bodies in the background.
The word “selfie” has made it into the Oxford Dictionary. Yes, selfie (or “selfy”) is now officially a word. Not only that, but of all the words that made it into the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) this year, selfie is the word of the year!