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Amazon Tests Tool That Scans Your Hand to Let You Pay at Whole Foods


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The new payment method reportedly can process charges in less than 300 milliseconds, compared to the three to four seconds required for a regular credit card transaction.

Amazon is testing a hand-scanning payment method for its Whole Foods stores.

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Amazon is reportedly testing a hand-scanning payments system to enable shoppers to pay for groceries at Whole Foods markets.

Shoppers using the Orville system hold their hands before a camera; the system measures the size and shape of the hands to confirm their identity and allow the purchase to proceed.

Amazon reportedly plans to implement the system in U.S. Whole Foods stores in the coming months (the retail giant bought the supermarket chain in 2017).

From The Telegraph (U.K.)
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