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5 tips for the perfect selfie

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These days, selfie-taking is a skill. Like all skills, it takes practice to get to the level of mastery that will do justice to the artwork that is your face. Each great photo takes time and thought to produce — the same effort should be put in when it comes to selfies. After all, this photo will represent you.

Great selfies don’t happen just like that. Of course, like any masterpiece, it’s a learning process. But, don’t fret! We played around with Vivo’s V9 and rounded up our top tips to get you on the road to amazing selfies.


It’s all about lighting

The secret to any good photo is great lighting — and that applies even to selfies. When photographers say “find your light,” that’s no joke. Find the most flattering light source and shine it on that pretty face!

Focus on you

There’s no being modest about it: This is a selfie so you should be the center of attention! Make sure your background looks as great as you do or you run the risk of distracting people with whatever’s behind you. The easiest hack for this? Turn Portrait Mode on and it will instantly blur out any distractions.

Know the right settings

You may not know it but your smartphone camera can do a lot. There’s value in exploring these settings and knowing what different modes to use in multiple scenarios for the best possible shot.

Just a few quick pointers: Remember to use HDR in really bright areas to make sure you capture all the details. On the other hand, when it’s too dark to shoot, Vivo’s V9 is equipped with a soft light flash (shown above) that will produce better photos. In case you have a hard time clicking that shutter button, turning on Palm Gesture means you take photos every time you raise up your hand for easier and more natural selfies.

Don’t be afraid to get help

No one is perfect, not even those flawless Instagram celebs. We all need a little help every now and then and we shouldn’t be ashamed of it. Let’s admit it: Beauty modes are such a great quick fix for days when you’re just not feeling 100 percent. Gone are the days when these filters lead to a fake plastic look — the Vivo V9’s AI Beauty Mode, for example, instantly gives you a fresh, flawless look.

Add personality to your photos

There are a lot of things that you can do to improve your selfie game but I think this is the most important point: Let the real you shine through in all your photos. Add something a little personal to you in the photo to give it that genuine touch. A great big smile, a hearty laugh, or a signature look caught on camera is the most natural thing to see on a selfie — none of those duck faces and weird pouts because who really does those faces in real life?

We had our friend Arianne take a few selfies with these tips in mind and here are the stunning results:

What are you waiting for? Ready, set, selfie!

SEE ALSO: Vivo V9 Hands-on: A handsome-looking midrange phone


This feature was produced in collaboration between GadgetMatch and Vivo.

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A colored, Bluetooth-enabled Tamagotchi is coming

Still very cute!

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The cutest 90s pet is back and they’re in full color!

The Tamagotchi Go is a refreshed version of our favorite digital pet. Available in glitter cases and now fitted with colored screens, the 2019 Tamagotchi hopes to capture this new generation the same way they did ours: Through adorable virtual critters!


You still take care of an incessantly needy pet but this device now allows you to connect with other users via Bluetooth so that your Tamagotchi can make friends, marry, and even have more Tama babies. And, good news, there will even be a new Tamagotchi Hotel feature which will babysit your pet on days you can’t just deal — that means less dead pets! (90s kids will know 😅)

Additionally,  there’s an app, to be released later on, that will allow users to connect to other Tamagotchi worldwide.

Despite the advancements, the Tamagotchi Go will still be a straightforward device which runs on AAA batteries and needs no connection to your smartphone or the internet to run. The new Bandai toys will be onsale starting July 28 and it will retail for US$ 60 a piece.

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Louis Vuitton put screens on their iconic bags because why not

Literally seeing the future

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Not the type to shy away from all things extra, Louis Vuitton has decided that the future of fashion entails screens on designer bags.

Unveiled at the Cruise 2020 collection show held at JFK’s TWA Flight Center last week, the prototypes aptly titled “Canvass of the Future” featured flexible screens on classic LV bags.


Two bags were shown off on the runway with flashing screens — the ultimate high-tech arm candy.

Now, dear reader, if you’re an avid follower of the folding screen trend, you’d know that this isn’t the first time we’re seeing those screens on a purse. Early this year at CES, we saw this purse from Royale — the same brand responsible for the very first functioning folding smartphone.

It comes as no surprise then that the same screens are used on the Louis Vuitton bags.

Here’s a closer look at the two-paneled Speedy in all its AMOLED screen glory.

 

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CRUISE 2020 MONITOR BAGS by @nicolasghesquiere HI guy, it’s MKBHDLV back at it again. We saw the Fibre Optics in the last men’s show (more info on that real soon BTW) and now this! This one wasn’t the only one in the show. There was a bucket bag with screens on both sides as well. If it ain’t OLED, count me out smh 😤 ⁣• • •⁣ ⁣#louisvuitton #lvmen #louisvuittonlover #lv #monogram #dlouisv #luxury #highend #highendfashion #fashion #louisvuittonjapan #lvsingapore #louisvuittonmalaysia #ルイヴィトン #louisvuittonparis #louisvuittonbags #louisvuittonph #lv2019⁣ #lv2020 #lvcruise20 #lvcruise #nicolasghesquiere ⁣⁣ ⁣Prices and information are all subject to change and should be treated as estimates and guesses.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Copyright © 2018 by LOUIS VUITTON⁣ ⁣All rights reserved.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣We are not affiliated, associated, authorised, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Louis Vuitton Malletier, or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. The official Louis Vuitton instagram can be found at @louisvuitton. The name “Louis Vuitton” as well as related names, marks, emblems and images are registered trademarks of Louis Vuitton Malletier.

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As of now, there is no news on other functionalities, although some on social media have claimed that there are touchscreen capabilities on the bags. Pricing also hasn’t been unveiled although you can bet your bottom dollar it won’t be cheap as LV bags and flexy screens, on their own, can both fetch a pretty penny individually.

 

 

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CRUISE 2020 by @nicolasghesquiere Here are the other bags from the show. The Skyscraper bags are cute. Also, here’s the other *touchscreen* bag. One in the front, on in the back. So it’s pretty much just 2 iPads glued on to a Bent Box it seems. Shout out to the girl @vickyyzzzz for pulling through ♥ ⁣• • •⁣ ⁣#louisvuitton #lvmen #louisvuittonlover #lv #monogram #dlouisv #luxury #highend #highendfashion #fashion #louisvuittonjapan #lvsingapore #louisvuittonmalaysia #ルイヴィトン #louisvuittonparis #louisvuittonbags #louisvuittonph #lv2019⁣ #lv2020 #lvcruise20 #lvcruise #nicolasghesquiere ⁣⁣ ⁣Prices and information are all subject to change and should be treated as estimates and guesses.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Copyright © 2018 by LOUIS VUITTON⁣ ⁣All rights reserved.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣We are not affiliated, associated, authorised, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Louis Vuitton Malletier, or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. The official Louis Vuitton instagram can be found at @louisvuitton. The name “Louis Vuitton” as well as related names, marks, emblems and images are registered trademarks of Louis Vuitton Malletier.

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One thing is for sure, though: The future of handbags is bright — well, as bright as the AMOLED screens.

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The Moment Pebble is the newest mindfulness tool

Yes, it’s a smart pebble that glows

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There’s an ongoing crowdfunding effort for a pebble. Yes, you read right.

This is the Moment Pebble and though it looks like an unassuming rock, it’s actually a tool designed to help you be more mindful.


The premise is simple: The pebble serves as a physical reminder to meditate. And when you do, it will guide you through that meditation with a light sequence you can follow.

Mindfulness meditation helps simply because taking off a few seconds away from “autopilot mode” interrupts stress building up and allows you a quick reset throughout the day.

Unattached to any phone or app, the pebble is pretty straightforward to use and you can do so without the disruption of phone alerts. Flipping it activates each moment and it will proceed to a 30-second sequence for a calming breathing exercise.

The Moment Pebble comes with a Moment Book that lists a number of curated scripts, access to the Moment community and exclusive content, plus the wireless charging stone dock. Each pebble will retail for US$ 77 which is quite expensive for a rock, but pretty much worth it if it results to your peace of mind. The pebbles ships this September.

Check out their crowdfunding page here.

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