News

Look ma, no hands! New ‘selfie’ app does the work for you

Look ma, no hands! New ‘selfie’ app does the work for you

BUT FIRST, LET ME TAKE A SELFIE:Using touchless technology which it says is ideal for taking "selfies" or "groupies," Crunchfish's GoCam app lets users trigger photos or videos from a distance with just hand gestures. Photo: Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Selfie fans, your life just got a little easier. A Swedish tech start-up has launched an app for Apple devices that lets people take photos of themselves without having to touch their screens.

Using touchless technology which it says is ideal for taking “selfies” or “groupies,” Crunchfish’s GoCam app lets users trigger photos or videos from a distance with just hand gestures.

Photos can be triggered from a distance of up to 3 yards, it says.

The company, based in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, says the free GoCam app will be initially available in Sweden and Australia.

While gesture recognition has become more popular thanks to products such as Microsoft’s Kinect for video games, the power-hungry technology has yet to become mainstream in computers or mobile devices.

(Reporting by Mia Shanley; Editing by Michael Roddy and Keiron Henderson)

Latest Headlines

6 hours ago in Viral Videos

An honest trailer for ‘X-Men: The Animated Series’

16-overlay-9

Before you see "X-Men: Apocalypse," relive the '90s cartoon that you still remember - and the theme song that you can't get out of your head.

13 hours ago in Sports

Super Bowls awarded

goodell16145779127383

The NFL has awarded the 2019 through 2021 Super Bowls to three cities that have significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one.

13 hours ago in Music

Nikki Sixx ‘turns his back’ on Motley Crue

nikkisixx961740673643

Drummer Tommy Lee says he hasn't heard from Sixx since the L.A. show on New Year's Eve, and the bassist made it pretty clear he didn't want to stay in contact.

14 hours ago in Sports

Physics, engineering professors back Tom Brady ‘Deflategate’ appeal

tombradyREUTERS

A group of 21 physics and engineering professors on Tuesday urged a U.S. federal appeals court to reconsider its 2-1 decision to reinstate the New England Patriots quarterback's four-game National Football League suspension in the "Deflategate" case.

14 hours ago in Sports

Penguins force Game 7

pensREUTERS

Pittsburgh goaltender Matthew Murray took a shutout into the third period, then held on as Tampa Bay pulled within a goal, with more shots in the third period than in the first two combined.