The Buzz: Shapeshifing, Star Wars and Bird Wearables


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The Razorfish Emerging Experiences team is a group of dreamers, designers and developers and the world around us is the inspiration for all the groundbreaking experiences we create. Here's a sampling of the things we've been looking at this week (Check out the complete feed on our Buzz wall).


Here's the Buzz for the week ending March 18, 2016.

Shapeshifting?
From The Telegraph: A new wonder material invented by Harvard University can change shape, be stiff or flexible, and fold away completely. (Image credit: The Telegraph)

Smile! Amazon wants to let you pay with a selfie
From New York Magazine: The latest possible way to pay Amazon is via selfie. In a recent patent application, via Recode, the company details how sending them a picture of your face could authenticate payments. Facial recognition is, in many ways, more secure than a password, but there are other reasons besides security. As the application states, password entries “require the user to turn away from friends or co-workers when entering a password, which can be awkward or embarrassing in many situations.” (Image credit: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

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Star Wars
From Engadget: Last week we got an inadvertent early peek at a new Star Wars VR experience from Industrial Light & Magic, and now the full trailer has been revealed. RoadtoVR has the Trials on Tatooine trailer in its full glory, and it's even better in motion than the stills could reveal. You no longer have to take our word for it, this HTC Vive-linked "experiment" is way better than the Jakku Spy app that came out for Google Cardboard last year. (Image credit: Engadget)

Wearable tech... for pigeons?
From New Scientist: They’re rats with wings! And sensors. Ten pigeons carrying lightweight pollution sensors in specially designed backpacks will provide live air-quality updates from the skies over London for the next three days. (Image: New Scientist)

Who doesn't like an award?
Our colleagues in Chicago just won two ADDYs for their Motorola work, and we're keeping our fingers crossed for the New York team—they're finalists for a Shorty award for their work on smart.

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