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Sony Xperia XZ is brilliant selfie camera smartphone

sony-xperia-xz-frontSony Xperia XZ uses 23 MP rear camera with “triple image sensor” technology to give you leading edge sharpness and crystal-clear images, but the latest review stated that sharpness in the images are just theoretically and in practically, they are just up to the mark. However, comparatively the images are not as sharper as Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5.

To be true, Selfie lovers will be very happy to know that the XZ wins the battle to provide you the best selfie shots, which is comparatively better and sharper that the other phones in its class. The front camera of XZ incorporates 13MP with a wider angled lens.

More about Sony Xperia XZ, then it integrates 5.2 Full HD display, Android OS v6.0 Marshmallow with Xperia launcher, 32GB/64GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot, 23MP Sony IMX300 camera, 24mm-equiv. f/2.0 lens, predictive hybrid laser/phase detection/contrast AF, IR sensor for white balance selection, SteadyShot, LED flash, dedicated hardware shutter key; 4K video recording, 2,900mAh non-removable battery etc.

Overall, the Sony Xperia XZ is an extraordinary Smartphone for selfie takers…

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Rules related to ballot selife in some states

We have the list of countries where taking a selfie with the ballot may put the selfie lover in jail or to pay a fine.
The Associated Press collected the data and tired to know the laws related to taking selife in the voting booth. In 21 US states (and Washington, DC), it is perfectly legal to take a photo with a ballot. But in 16 other states, taking selfie in voting booth will put behind the bars or the culprit has to pay fine.
Since Ballot selfies is a heated topic of debate. Some supports that Ballot selfies are “good for democracy” and are protected under free speech. But Studies have shown that Facebook users are more inclined to vote after seeing their friends post about voting on social media.
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As a result, America is divided on the ballot selfie. So has a look on different states and the laws related to ballot selfie:-

States where ballot selfies are legal:-

  • Connecticut: No law bans ballot selfies
  • District of Columbia: No law bans ballot selfies
  • Hawaii: Voters allowed to share digital images of their ballots
  • Idaho: No law bans ballot selfies
  • Indiana: A law prohibiting ballot selfies was turned down last year
  • Kentucky: No law bans ballot selfies
  • Louisiana: No law bans ballot selfies (but several legislators are “not fond” of them)
  • Maine: No law against voters taking photos of their ballots
  • Massachusetts: Law banning photographs overturned last year
  • Michigan: Ban on ballot selfies lifted 10/24/2016
  • Minnesota: Photos allowed but can’t be shown to other voters at polling station
  • Montana: No law bans ballot selfies
  • Nebraska: A bill passed this year ended a $100 fine for taking a photo
  • New Hampshire: A bill attempting to ban ballot selfies was rejected in court
  • North Dakota: Photos inside polling places are allowed
  • Oregon: No law bans mail-in ballot selfies
  • Rhode Island: New law allows selfies inside polling places
  • Utah: Ballot selfies are legal — but photographing others’ ballots is illegal
  • Vermont: No law bans ballot selfies
  • Virginia: Attorney general says ballot selfies are legal
  • Washington: No law bans ballot selfies (but legislators are not fond of them)
  • Wyoming: No laws bans ballot selfies

States where ballot selfie legality is unclear:-

  • Arizona: Photography banned within 75 feet of polling places, but early ballots can be shared on social media
  • Arkansas: State law on sharing voter choices is ambiguous
  • California: Law banning people from displaying their marked ballots will be repealed after the November election; current law is not strictly enforced
  • Delaware: No cellphones allowed in the voting booth, but not strictly enforced
  • Iowa: No phones allowed in the voting booth; photos of absentee ballots are okay
  • Maryland: Electronic devices banned in polling place; photos of mailed ballots okay
  • Missouri: Voters prohibited from showing ballots to others; selfies are a “gray area”
  • Ohio: Voters prohibited from showing others how they voted; selfies are unclear
  • Oklahoma: 40-year-old state law suggests photos are illegal but result in no penalty
  • Pennsylvania: Voters prohibited from showing others how they’re “about to vote”
  • Tennessee: Voters prohibited from taking photos in polling places; photos of mail-in ballots are legally ambiguous
  • Texas: Photography banned within 100 feet of polling places; taking a photo of a mail-in ballot is allowed under law
  • West Virginia: Electronic devices outlawed inside voting booths; taking a photo of a mail-in ballot is not regulated under law

States where ballot selfies are illegal:-

  • Alabama: Absolutely no photos of ballots are allowed; voters have “a right to cast a ballot in secrecy and in private”
  • Alaska: State law prohibits voters from showing marked ballots
  • Colorado: Ballot selfies are a misdemeanor
  • Florida: Photographs, either in a polling place or of a mail-in ballot, are banned
  • Georgia: No photos of ballots (or voting screens) are allowed
  • Illinois: Showing your marked ballot to another voter is a felony that can earn you one to three years in prison
  • Kansas: Ballot selfies are illegal, but not punishable
  • Mississippi: Showing your marked ballot to another voter is illegal
  • Nevada: Photographs, either in a polling place or of a mail-in ballot, are banned
  • New Jersey: Showing your marked ballot to another voter is illegal
  • New Mexico: Showing your marked ballot to another voter is illegal
  • New York: Showing your marked ballot to another voter is illegal
  • North Carolina: Photographing a marked ballot is illegal
  • South Carolina: Photographing a marked ballot is illegal
  • South Dakota: Illegal due to fear of voter coercion
  • Wisconsin: Showing your marked ballot to another voter is illegal under state law

 

Note: This post has been updated to reflect recent changes in legislation, as of 10/25/2016.

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Selfie-craze made the student to crash police car

A 19-year-old Miranda Kay Rader who is a student of Texas A&M University was arrested because she crashed into a patrol car after taking a topless selfie while driving. After that she was released on a $2,000 bond.
captureAccording to the  the Bryan, Texas police officer whose car was hit by her reported as , “The white female driver with an unclasped brasserie, was attempting to put a black blouse on,” the Bryan, Texas police officer whose car she hit Wednesday wrote in his report. “I also observed an open, green-tinted glass bottle of wine in the center console cupholder. I [asked] her why she was not dressed while driving and she stated that she was taking a Snapchat photo to send to her boyfriend while she was at the red light.”
“Don’t Drink and Drive! Don’t #snapchat photos to your boyfriend and drive!” the Bryan Police Deptartment wrote on Twitter.
So it is not better to take selfie during driving while intoxicated.

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Latest sefie Trend- Handless Selfie

image1Now a new trend of taking selfie has just started named as “Handless Selfie Trend”. In such type of trend, the users have no need to use their hands they have to hit the shutter button and immediately throw the smartphone in the air and at the time of hanging the phone in mid-air only clapping gives a hands free selfie.
image3This can also be perfectly done with more creativity in front of mirror to get a hands free, mirror selfie but with hazy image. Such type of trend definitely raises high risk of damage due to falling of smartphone on the ground. So you have to take precaution to avoid it by either putting a cushion on the ground or put your smartphone in protective case.
image4Since this a new trend of taking selfie will definitely liked by the selfie lovers. I hope so!

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A new payment technology application uses Biometrics (No need to remember password)

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In fact, remembering password of your debit card is not a daunting task, but still there are numbers of people who often forget to install the numbers in their minds face different problems during transactions and online shopping and more. If they really face harsh problem then we have some happy news for them that MasterCard and BMO launched new biometrics app for commercial use available in the U.S. and Canada.

Let’s explain you the functions of this new biometrics app:

Actually, it is the new creation by MasterCard and BMO, a new payment technology application that uses biometrics, including fingerprint and facial recognition, to verify a cardholder’s identity and simplify online shopping. Plus, you should know that BMO Financial Group (BMO) will be the first bank in the U.S. and Canada to offer Identity Check Mobile to its corporate customers starting in the first half of 2017.

Read the full Press text here:

LAS VEGAS – October 24, 2016 – Mastercard today announced the North American rollout Identity Check Mobile™, a new payment technology application that uses biometrics, including fingerprint and facial recognition, to verify a cardholder’s identity and simplify online shopping. BMO Financial Group (BMO) will be the first bank in the U.S. and Canada to offer Identity Check Mobile to its corporate customers starting in the first half of 2017.

The rollout of Identity Check Mobile follows a successful soft launch that Mastercard and BMO tested earlier this year. The post-soft launch survey of BMO biometric program participants found:

  • Three of every four (74 percent) of participants strongly agree that biometrics are easier to use than passwords.
  • Nine out of ten participants anticipate using biometrics for online payment security in the future.

“The pilot tested the potential of delivering greater security and convenience using biometric technology. Our goals were to understand the attitudes and perceptions of our participants toward biometrics as an online payment security solution,” said Steve Pedersen, vice president, head, North American Corporate Card Products at BMO. “After using Identity Check Mobile, our program participants gave strong reviews on biometric security and ease of use, especially as compared with passwords. We are looking forward to bringing this same experience to our clients in 2017.”

Existing BMO commercial customers who opt-in to using Identity Check Mobile will use an app provided by BMO and Mastercard to verify their online purchases. While shopping the cardholder will be notified instantly by the app when he or she needs to verify an online purchase by swiping a fingerprint or snapping a selfie photo.

Often, existing identity verification methods take shoppers away from a retailer’s website or mobile app where a password is required. The process can be time consuming and can result in a shopper abandoning his/her purchase or having the transaction declined if the password is incorrect.

Mastercard Identity Check Mobile minimizes the need for passwords, dramatically speeding the digital checkout process while also improving security. A cardholder can verify his/her identity by using the fingerprint scanner or facial recognition technology (aka taking a selfie photo) on his/her smart phone with the Identity Check app.

“Making the online payment experience near frictionless and more secure is a priority for Mastercard,” said Ajay Bhalla, president of Enterprise Risk & Security, Mastercard. “Moving this technology beyond the pilot phase is a significant milestone in the evolution of payments. Online payments are being revolutionized; and now we are making Identity Check Mobile a reality for commercial use in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and soon, the world.” 

The U.S. and Canada availability of Identity Check Mobile follows the recent European rollout across 12 markets, including: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. The technology will continue to be made available worldwide in phased rollouts throughout 2017.

In the U.S. and as part of the White House “Lock Down Your Login” public awareness campaign, Mastercard committed to developing solutions that eliminate static passwords, utilizing biometrics to make payments safe and simple.

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