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CM Murad visits Karachi Eat food festival, takes selfies with public

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday said that he was satisfied to see the people of this city reaping the fruits of best law and order by organizing festivals and attending them in record large number.  This he said while talking to media during his visit to Karachi Eat Food Festival which he visited without protocol. He entered the festival through a queue for commoners and purchased entry ticket for Rs300. Read More: Karachi Eat 2017 brings back festivities to the city The chief minister…

Adobe’s new mystery app will fix your embarrassing selfies

Adobe is offering new tools to let users “fix” embarrassing selfies, as the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning division has released a trailer on self-improving feature to enhance selfies. Adobe Sensei is already powering part of its online photo-matching services, but also aims to help simplify image processing and as powerful as Adobe Photoshop. The as-yet unnamed app allows users to fiddle with their selfies even more and will “turn bad portraits into good ones.” Many users do not realise that…

London exhibition elevates selfies as an art form

LONDON: From Old Masters' self-portraits to contemporary selfies taken on phones, a London exhibition explores the creative potential of a mode of expression whose modern form is often derided as inane. The British capital's Saatchi Gallery on Friday launches "From Selfie to Self-Expression", which it says will be the world's first exhibition looking at the history of selfies. It kicks off with Rembrandt, the 17th century Dutch artist whose dozens of self-portraits created an intimate autobiography with confident…

Why Emma Watson won’t take selfies with fans?

Emma Watson is no stranger to celebrity. The actress has been in the public eye ever since she scored the role of Hermione Granger at age 10. While the spotlight has given the actress more roles and a social justice platform, it has also made her more vulnerable. The 26-year-old who is currently on a world tour to promote her upcoming film ‘Beauty and the Beast’ said she recently found the courage to say no to selfie-seekers. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Watson revealed why she opts out of selfies with fans —…

‘Selfies can damage your mental health’

The smartphone evolution has also brought about the selfie revolution and that’s becoming more of an addiction than a simple craze. But does it come with health repercussions? Well, some experts believe so. According to psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos, “selfie culture” could be causing to the mental health of young people. She, in an interview with Standard UK, believes that a rise in eating disorders and mental illness among “millennials” is partly linked to the time they spend analysing themselves on social media …

Selfie Craze: Two students fall from college building while taking selfies

GUJRANWALA: Two students were injured after they fell from the roof of a college building in Gujranwala while taking selfies, ARY News reported on Monday. According to details, the two female students-- Nazish and Sana -- enrolled in Government Postgraduate College Sattelite Town -- fell from the roof of the college building while taking selfie photos. College administration, in a statement, has said that the two students have suffered head injuries in the incident. The girls were taken to a hospital for medical…

Tank battles and Stalin selfies at Belarussian war museum

MINSK: At Belarus's Stalin Line museum visitors can watch reenactments of World War Two battles, fire Soviet-era weapons and even pose for photographs next to a wreath-decked monument to Josef Stalin himself. The open air complex 30 km (19 miles) outside Minsk was built to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the war and showcases some of the fortifications built to protect the Soviet Union's Western flank - concrete bunkers and gun emplacements nicknamed 'Stalin's Line.' More than 20 million Soviet soldiers and…