London cafe boasts 'Selfieccino' self portraits in froth

Business Dec 20, 2017

London cafe boasts 'Selfieccino' self portraits in froth

A cafe in London is taking barista art to a new level by giving customers the chance to sip on their own self-portraits. The Tea Terrace, based in House of Fraser's Oxford Street branch, has become Europe's first location to deliver the "Selfieccino," which features ...

Smart ways to keep the smartphone in good shape

Digital | ON: TECH Jan 16, 2016

Smart ways to keep the smartphone in good shape

by Chiho Komoriya

The attraction to Iina-inobe cables Inspired by the MagSafe connectors on Macs, the Iina-inobe magnet cable does something very similar for iPhones, Androids tablets and other devices. This idea was so popular that it not only reached its target of ¥300,000 on the Japanese crowd-funding ...

Can Asian selfies democratize fashion?

Books / Reviews Nov 28, 2015

Can Asian selfies democratize fashion?

by Christine Wu

'When I was growing up and reading magazines, I didn't see anybody that looked like me," fashion blogger Aimee Song says in a video on her Song of Style blog. Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet, by Minh-Ha T. Pham 272 pages Duke University Press, Nonfiction. In ...

Man finds girl of his dreams in the mirror

Lifestyle Mar 6, 2015

Man finds girl of his dreams in the mirror

by Masami Ito

Keisuke Jinushi was tired of seeing social-networking snapshots of his friends with their girlfriends, at weddings or with their newborn children. He was single and felt like time was slipping away for him while everyone else was happily moving on with life. He wanted ...

Language | THE BUZZ Nov 23, 2013

'Selfie'

A "selfie" is defined as "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website." Oxford Dictionaries, publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary, last week named selfie as its 2013 word ...