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Amazon Trials Hand Recognition Payment Method At Whole Foods

Sep 04, 2019
Amazon is testing a new payment system that uses handprints for checkout instead of a card or an app, The New York Post reported on Tuesday (Sept. 3).

Codenamed “Orville,” the technology will scan human hands to ring up purchases. Sources told the NYP that the e-commerce giant is using its New York employees as test subjects by installing the system on a handful of vending machines selling chips, sodas and phone chargers in its offices.

Amazon plans to roll out the new tech at its Whole Foods supermarket chain in the coming months, the article said.

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