Yahoo! Japan creates an app that steals someone else’s face and makes it your own

Yahoo! Japan creates an app that steals someone else’s face and makes it your own
Yahoo! Japan has released an app for the iPhone and iPad called Face Stealer. The app allows you to superimpose the face of someone else over the image of your face and then it maps your facial expressions and head movements.

You are not limited simply to other people’s faces either, you can use anime characters or animal faces. In the video below, you can even see the face of George Washington off the dollar bill put to use.

Naturally, you can capture images of your new face and share them on Facebook and Twitter, or post a video straight to YouTube. Right now the app is a stand-alone feature, but it looks like Yahoo! Japan will integrate Face Stealer into a video chat application. We can already envision the mischievous antics that will ensue once that happens, from anonymous pranks with weird faces to putting the office clown to use.

Face Stealer comes with some default masks, like Albert Einstein, dog faces and others. It looks a little rough around the edges as it is currently version 1.0.2, but it holds a lot of promise for pranksters and fun seekers alike. You can find Face Stealer on iTunes here

sources: DigInfo


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14 Comments

1. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

creepy!

2. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

oh japan

3. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

WTF is this

4. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

There is already something like this in Play Store. It's called MixBooth. It's a really funny app actually

5. MartianMe unregistered

Hey japan why don't you try to come up with better phones other than sony.

11. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Try to search what type of phones they normally/commonly use and know what's important to them.

12. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

exactly! clam shells rule japan, or at least they used to, the country is slowly going to the smart phone arena. but still, clam shells are ahead of the rest of the world by far, always have, always will. not so true with smart phones

13. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

what have you done

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The face is creeping me out! O_o

7. Luisit0

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

that preview just looks diabolical xD

8. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Now you can say to your better half, see i told you it wasn't me... Heheehehehe.

9. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Annnd wtf...

10. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I wouldn't recommend using this app alone at night,

14. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Japan...Capitol of Weird...always. Reigning and defending champions.

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