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WATCH: Amazon Uses Your Hand as ID for Payments at Whole Foods (Without Even Touching Your Hands)

Forget the titanium Apple Card — Amazon’s latest payment method uses flesh and blood.

The e-tailing giant’s engineers are quietly testing scanners that can identify an individual human hand as a way to ring up a store purchase, with the goal of rolling them out at its Whole Foods supermarket chain in the coming months, The Post has learned.

The high-tech sensors are different from fingerprint scanners found on devices like the iPhone and don’t require users to physically touch their hands to the scanning surface.

Instead, they use computer vision and depth geometry to process and identify the shape and size of each hand they scan before charging a credit card on file.

The system, code-named “Orville,” will allow customers with Amazon Prime accounts to scan their hands at the store and link them to their credit or debit card.

Source: Amazon tests Whole Foods payment system that uses hands as ID

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Police: Amazon delivery driver stole couple’s dog and tried to sell it online

The dachshund, a 2-year-old named “RJ,” had darted out of his home as his owners opened the door. Mycah Keyona Wade snatched the dog from the street in front of the home, police said.

An Amazon delivery driver was fired and arrested after police say she stole a dachshund from in front of a Texas couple’s home and attempted to sell it online.

The suspect, 22-year-old Mycah Keyona Wade, was in a Weatherford neighborhood on July 5 making deliveries as a contract driver for Amazon when she spotted the dog, Parker County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Danie Huffman said.

Source: Police: Amazon delivery driver stole couple’s dog and tried to sell it online

S$54 Huawei phone deal leads To ANGER, frustration as long queues form across Singapore

SINGAPORE: People turned up in droves at Huawei stores across Singapore on Friday (Jul 26) to buy a phone at a promotional price of S$54, but left angry and frustrated when they were turned away after limited stocks ran out.

The Chinese telecommunications firm had advertised the promotion for the Huawei Y6 Pro 2019 – which normally sells for S$198 – to mark Singapore’s 54th National Day. The promotion is applicable only to Singapore citizens and permanent residents aged 50 and above as of Dec 31 this year.

Source: Anger, frustration as long queues form across Singapore for S$54 Huawei phone

LOL! Walmart writes ‘Happy birthday Loser’ cake for 2-year-old little girl Lizard

MISSOURI — A mix-up at a Missouri Walmart store left a little girl with a birthday cake that read: “Happy birthday Loser.” The photo of 2-year-old Elizabeth Jones went viral. Her mom, Melin Jones, said as she was leaving the store, she realized what the cake said. She said she asked for the cake to read: “Happy birthday Lizard” — Elizabeth’s nickname.

Source: Mix-up at Walmart left 2-year-old with cake reading: ‘Happy birthday Loser’

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Amazon declares Prime Day its biggest shopping event in history, surpassing the combined sales of Cyber Monday and Black Friday

Amazon said it sold with more than 175 million items sold over the 48-hour Prime Day event. Last year, Amazon sold 100 million items.

Amazon on Wednesday declared Prime Day its biggest shopping event in history, with sales surpassing those of Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.

Amazon said it sold with more than 175 million items sold over the 48-hour event, which started Monday. Last year, the event lasted 36 hours, during which Amazon sold about 100 million items.

Amazon said top sellers in the US included the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, Instant Pot DUO60, and 23andMe Health and Ancestry kits. At Whole Foods, which is owned by Amazon, best-selling Prime Day deals included organic strawberries, red cherries, and blueberries.

Source: Amazon declares Prime Day its biggest shopping event in history, surpassing the combined sales of Cyber Monday and Black Friday