Technology is encouraging the ‘belfie’

Sorry, no compatible source and playback technology were found for this video. Try using another browser like Chrome or download the latest Adobe Flash Player.

Sorry, video is not available for your device…

Technology is encouraging the ‘belfie’

One in 10 suffer from 'netbrain' 

According to psychologists, technology is turning users into distracted narcissists.
Researchers report that they have found 182 million cases of the disorder, where the person becomes addicted to technology. 
The study found owners of smartphones were three times more likely to be self-obsessed, have a poor attention span and worry about the colloquially termed ‘FOMO’ - a fear of missing out.

The Misfit Bolt Bulb

Bolt is a wireless light bulb what can be controlled directly with a phone with the new Misfit App.
The bulb changes colour, allowing users to create certain ‘lightscapes’ such as sunrises or forests. It can even be set to mimic a volcano.
We imagine it’s like putting an Instagram filter on your whole room.

Channel your inner Kim Kardashian with the new belfie stick

Yes, this is a real thing.
The ‘Belfie stick’ is a device that allows users to take a selfie of their bum from any angle.
Here is just a comment from one happy user: 
“I can't believe they invented this, it's totally insane! Everyone is hurtin holding their phones trying to get the right precise angle. Bend over, snap a pic & done! Belfiestick rulez!!!.”
…and to think the above research found technology has left many self obsessed.

App of the week: Timehop

It’s the app that claims to be your virtual time capsule.
Timehop allows users to see exactly what pictures and updates you posted a year ago – perfect for a spot of instant nostalgia.


Related articles

More in Talking points

Nigel Farage urges Ukip unity as he declares: 'We want our...

Farage tells fellow Ukip members to put 'country before party' during the EU referendum campaign

Nigel Farage mocks David Cameron with 'piggy in the middle' jibe

Ukip leader jokes about claims that the PM put his genitals in a dead pig's mouth during an initiation ceremony at Oxford University

Where Scotland is headed as the dust settles from the referendum

The national psyche of Scotland has shifted - but what does this say about the future?