Amazon’s palm-reading identification technology may be coming to a Whole Foods near you, if you live in California. This touchless system requires you to hold your palm over a scanning device. Once it authenticates your identity, it allows you to check in at secure locations, charge a payment to a credit card, and do other identity-requiring actions. It’s similar to current systems that rely on using your face or fingerprint, except there’s no smartphone involved. It was first launched in 2020, and now Amazon is looking to expand it to dozens of stores across the Golden State.
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Most galaxies in the observable universe have a comfortable buffer from their neighbors, but that’s not the case for NGC 4568 and NGC 4567. A new image from the Gemini North observatory in Hawaii shows these enormous spiral galaxies barreling into each other in a preview of what may await our own Milky Way [...]
Intel has yet to release its Arc discrete GPUs in the US, and already a top analyst is wondering when CEO Pat Gelsinger will decide to stop the bleeding. Respected industry commentator Jon Peddie has a new blog post asking this tough question, and his logic is based on several factors. The TL;DR version is that this new division has been hemorrhaging money for years, and what we’ve seen of Arc so far has been discouraging. Given its recent financial difficulties, how long can it keep this up?
For starters, Peddie has been around for a very long time in the [...]
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