You know how you do that thing where you cover your face in pictures so even if your friends put them up on Facebook (without your permission, obviously) no one will be able to tell who you are? Turns out Facebook knows exactly who you are even without seeing your face.
There's only one agreed-upon contemporary portrait of Anne Boleyn, because when a king dumps you, he lops off your head and everybody scrubs your face from the historical record. But researchers think they've found a second one knocking around, after all these years.
A man in Taiwan has developed a cat feeder that uses facial recognition to dispense pet food. Your cat will probably kill you for even reading an article about this.
Eventually, it will be impossible for you to anonymously buy Fritos Twists without leaving a trail. The vending machines of the future are here and not only are they operated by your phone, but they also remember your face.
There's an interesting new advertising strategy being deployed in London at the moment. A bus stop has been fitted with a fancy ad—no, it's not more gross smellvertising—that uses facial-recognition technology to determine whether the viewer is male or female. It then allows women to see a 40-second video for Plan…