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Time magazine lists selfie stick among best inventions of 2014

India TV News Desk 24 Nov 2014, 16:36:46 PM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The selfie stick that lets you capture a selfie from an angle of your choice by positioning your smartphone beyond the arms' reach has made it to the Time magazine's list of 25 best inventions of 2014.

"If 2013 was the year in which selfie became a buzzword, then 2014 was the year selfies became a cultural phenomenon," Time said, indicating that the new-found infatuation with selfies matured within a year.

"Look no further than a recent Pew report, which found that at least a quarter of Americans have shared a selfie on a social-networking site (including Ellen Degeneres, Kim Kardashian and President Obama)," it added.

The selfie stick is produced by different companies which the magazine says adds genuine value.

Also in the list is a smartphone that puts privacy at the forefront and helps users conceal their data.

The Blackphone "runs a customised Android operating system stripped of features that might make data vulnerable, like calendar sync", Time noted.

(With Agency inputs)