In the surveillance-riddled hell of the future, your only escape is this rubber mask

One thing we’re loving about this anti-surveillance facial prosthetic (read: mask) is that it stops scary-complex facial recognition systems like those in Chicago from spying on you. The other is that it reminds us of an Aphex Twin video, but that’s beside the point. And that point is fairly straightforward, really: your identity can’t be detected if you’re wearing someone else’s face.  As explained in the video below, skin-grafts are not required, so no worries. This is all done by the aid of a relatively normal-looking, realistic, 3D-scanned rubber mask. But just whose face is the URME Surveillance mask portraying?…


Tearaway really doesn’t like guys with beards

Rex Crowle, the lead creative on Tearaway, had a friendly fireside chat with the good fellas at Reddit the other day, and fittingly, this piece of beard-worthy news came out of it. An awesome feature that didn’t make it into the game is beard-recognition. “The gameplay programmer used facial recognition via the Vita’s camera to only unlock some doors if you (the player) were wearing a beard,” he typed amidst a swirl of fawning paper-craft adorers.  This would have made the Vita the first beard-controlled device, but alas, it was not to be, and we couldn’t be more bummed. It…