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Take fewer selfies to fight against negative body image

Take fewer selfies to fight against negative body image

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Social media influencers need to take fewer selfies to help the fight against negative body image, the education secretary says.Damian Hinds, speaking on Stop Cyberbullying Day, said children are growing up with a "warped" view of what is normal because of the fake images they see online. He is urging them to take responsibility for their young followers and use the hashtag #notedited as well as be more transparent about online images that have been altered."Children are growing up with a warped view of what is normal because so much of what they see on social media is false," the MP for East Hampshire said. Image: Children are left with a 'warped' view from images they see online "These days there's a filter for everything, so much s...
Google Pixel 2 phones take portrait-mode selfies

Google Pixel 2 phones take portrait-mode selfies

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceGoogle's second-generation Pixel mobile phones are able to take "portrait mode" photos via both their front and rear single-lens cameras.Other handsets have been able to auto-blur image backgrounds for some time, but they typically rely on using two-lens cameras on the phones' backs to create realistic effects.Google said its innovation meant it could make more space for the battery and introduce front-facing speakers.But it has dropped the headphone jack.Instead of using a dedicated 3.5mm port, users will either need to use wireless headphones - Google is selling a pair called the Pixel Buds - or the USB-C charging socket.At the launch of the original Pixel phones, the search firm had mocked Apple's abandonment of the traditional socket and made...