The Mutrics Music-X Series smart audio sunglasses – one of the innovations on show at IFA 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Jamie Carter

IFA 2019 – five weird tech ideas, from smartphone with slide-out keyboard to musical sunglasses

  • Need a robotic therapy cushion shaped like a cat that wags its tail, or an app to forewarn you of the need to pee? How about a cloud-connected piece of wood?
  • The annual IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Germany, is the place to discover gadgets you’ve never thought you might need … until now
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The Mutrics Music-X Series smart audio sunglasses – one of the innovations on show at IFA 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Jamie Carter
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Games developer Allan Xia became the face of the face-swapping app Zao after inserting himself into a Leonardo DiCaprio montage.

Leonardo DiCaprio face-swap star took ‘8 seconds’ to find fame with Chinese app Zao – but what about his privacy?

  • Zao allows users to superimpose their faces on images of famous actors. The app sparked privacy concerns soon after its release
  • Games developer Allan Xia unwittingly became the face of the app last month after inserting himself into a Leonardo DiCaprio montage
Topic |   Apps

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Games developer Allan Xia became the face of the face-swapping app Zao after inserting himself into a Leonardo DiCaprio montage.
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