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    Amazon is getting into palm-reading — but it wants to sell you groceries rather than tell your fortune. The e-commerce colossus on Thursday officially announced a new checkout-counter device that will allow shoppers to pay for groceries at retail stores using the palms of their hands — a year after The Post revealed that...
    Amazon is getting into palm-reading — but it wants to sell you groceries rather than tell your fortune. The e-commerce colossus on Thursday officially announced a new checkout-counter device that will allow shoppers to pay for groceries at retail stores using the palms of their hands — a year after The Post revealed that the...
    Palantir Technologies CEO Alex Karp arrives at the "Tech for Good" Summit in Paris, France May 15, 2019.Charles Platiau | Reuters The New York Stock Exchange said on Tuesday that the reference price for Palantir's direct listing is $7.25 a share. Based on a fully-diluted share count of 2.17 billion shares outstanding, which includes unvested...
    Some fun technology arrived with the latest Hyundai Sonata early this year - their Remote Smart Parking Assistant. Hold a button on the remote, and the sedan can glide in or out of a tight parking space by itself. It was famously showcased in a clever Super Bowl commercial. There's also a digital key, which...
    Amazon One lets users enter some of the company's stores and buy products with the palm of their hand.Amazon Amazon wants to speed up shopping trips by letting users pay with the palm of their hand. The company on Tuesday launched Amazon One, a new biometric technology that enables shoppers to enter and pay for...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has introduced new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees broader uses in places like stadiums and offices. Customers at the stores near Amazon’s campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry and to buy goods. The company chose palm recognition, according to Dilip...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has introduced new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees broader uses in places like stadiums and offices. Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry and to buy goods. The company chose palm recognition, according to Dilip Kumar, vice...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has introduced new palm reading technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees broader uses in places like stadiums and offices. Customers at the stores near Amazon’s campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry and to buy goods. The company chose palm recognition, according to Dilip...
    Amazon is getting into palm-reading — but it wants to sell you groceries rather than tell your fortune. The e-commerce colossus unveiled a new gadget Tuesday that will let shoppers pay with the palms of their hands at its retail stores. The so-called Amazon One device uses high-tech imaging and algorithms to create a...
    A device developed by the U.S. government can detect a human heartbeat up to 200 feet beneath rubble, but that product, deemed the “holy grail of search and rescue” was nowhere to be found on Aug. 4, when an explosion in Beirut left countless victims beneath hundreds of collapsed buildings. “On one hand, it’s...
    Amazon is putting contactless payments in the palm of your hand. No, seriously. Today, the company has revealed Amazon One, a service that uses your unique palm signature to authenticate purchases and let you into gated locations, such as offices, gyms and stadiums. For now, palm reading is restricted to two Amazon Go stores —...
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swatch Group shut down some of its technology systems after detecting a cyberattack over the weekend, the world's biggest watchmaker said on Tuesday. "Swatch Group confirms that it has identified clear signs of a developing cyber-attack on some of its IT systems during the weekend," the company said in an emailed statement,...
    Google is rolling out its impressive noise cancelation in Google Meet to Android and iOS, but unfortunately, it won’t be available to everybody — you have to be a G Suite Enterprise or G Suite Enterprise for Education customer to take advantage of the handy feature, Google says. Google rolled this out first for the...
    As a state in which nearly half of its residents lack a broadband internet connection, New Hampshire is also having to address a nationwide shortage of Chromebooks. Nashua and Manchester, two of the state’s largest public-school districts, do not have enough Chromebook laptops for their students, New Hampshire Public Radio reported. Though the...
    Amazon corporate office building in Sunnyvale, CaliforniaLisa Werner | Moment Mobile | Getty Images The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a former Amazon finance manager and two family members with insider trading, alleging Monday that they made approximately $1.4 million from unlawful trading.  The agency alleges that Laksha Bohra, who worked as a senior manager...
    The US Postal Service handles more than 187.7 million pieces of mail each day, which is how many opportunities a thief has to steal people’s identities if they get their hands on the deliveries To combat these numbers, Amazon has designed a new Ring sensor that sits inside a mailbox and alerts users when it...
    Florida schools reopened en masse, but a surge in coronavirus didnt follow, a USA TODAY analysis found Walmart has reportedly picked 2 gas-station billionaire brothers as preferred bidders for Asda, its $8.4 billion UK grocery chain Nikola Founder Milton’s Fall Reveals What His Backers Feared (Bloomberg) -- Back in March, long before a short...
    For years, telemedicine has been touted as a way to address mental health provider shortages in Greater Minnesota or as an option that could help stave off the looming mass retirement of the state’s aging psychologist workforce. But, despite the promise offered by technology, most mental health providers in Minnesota avoided making the move to...
    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway plans to develop a COVID-19 tracking app based on Google and Apple technology as part of its efforts to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus, Health Minister Bent Hoeie said on Monday. "This app is purely for tracking infection, it doesn't store data centrally," Hoeie said. Norway's previous application, which...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Shares in SMIC, China's biggest chipmaker, fell on Monday on fears that it could lose access to key US technology.The Financial Times reported this weekend that the US Commerce Department has sent a letter to companies warning of an "unacceptable risk" that exports to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation could be used for military...
    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in China later in the week. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7% to 23,371.70, while South Korea’s Kospi added 1.5% to 2,312.96. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained nearly 0.2% to 5,973.70. Hong...
    TOKYO – Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Monday, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in China later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.3% in afternoon trading to 23,511.62, while South Korea's Kospi added 1.4% to 2,310.85. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost earlier gains to slip...
    Sheldon Cooper | LightRocket | Getty Images Tensions around technology will remain between the U.S. and China, even if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins the U.S. elections in November, according to an analyst. Ties between the two economic giants have steadily worsened this year, as Washington increasingly targets Chinese tech giants from phone maker...
    By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in China later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7% to 23,371.70, while South Korea's Kospi added 1.5% to 2,312.96. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained...
    This photo illustration taken on September 14, 2020 shows the logo of the social network application TikTok and a US flag shown on the screens of two laptops in Beijing.Nicolas Asfouri | AFP | Getty Images A judge has temporarily blocked an order from the Trump administration that would have banned TikTok from being downloaded...
    Igor Derysh September 27, 2020 11:30PM (UTC) Helium balloons are a quintessential party favor, a fixture of any birthday, wedding or anniversary party. But few consumers seem to know that helium is a limited resource — and one which physics experiments and medical imaging tools rely on to work. Worse, once a helium balloon pops, that gas...
    By THERESA DAVIS, Albuquerque Journal ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental science students at Navajo Technical University are often asked by their professors about how they want to give back to their Navajo Nation communities. The top answer: by improving access to clean water. Navajo Technical University and New Mexico Tech have teamed up to address...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets or internet service let us down. Technology being technology, all sorts of things can go wrong. Your internet service may...
    The five highest-ranked schools in U.S. News & World Report Top 40 National Universities Rankings are all in the Northeast. The top five schools of the rating consist of: Princeton University, first  Harvard University, second;  Columbia University, third; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, fourth (tied); Yale University fourth (tied). These rankings, which have been published...
    By TALI ARBEL, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets or internet service let us down. Technology being technology, all sorts of things can...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets or internet service let us down. Technology being technology, all sorts of things can go wrong. Your internet service...
    The five highest-ranked schools in U.S. News & World Report Top 40 National Universities Rankings are all in the Northeast. The top five schools of the rating consist of: Princeton University, first  Harvard University, second;  Columbia University, third; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, fourth (tied); Yale University fourth (tied). These rankings, which have been published...
    When freak lightning storms passed over Northern California’s wine country last month and sparked hundreds of wildfires, a newly established network of remote weather stations, orbiting satellites and supercomputers spun into action and attempted to predict the spread of what is now known as the LNU Lightning Complex fire. Firefighters and technologists have long dreamed...
    Electric vehicle start-up Xpeng unveiled its first generation prototype for a flying vehicle at the Beijing Auto Show on Sept. 26, 2020.Evelyn Cheng BEIJING — Alibaba-backed Xpeng is putting money into flying car technology as part of the company's long-term strategy.  The electric automaker revealed Saturday at the Beijing Auto Show the first in a...
    SAN DIEGO —  Elizabeth Meckert breathed a small sigh of relief when her son, Andrew, a freshman at UC San Diego, set up his iPhone to let him know if he comes in contact with someone who later tests positive for COVID-19. This digital heads-up is made possible with smartphone-based exposure notifications. California recently gave...
    Millions of Americans are jobless, dozens of retailers have gone bust and COVID-19 continues to shadow in-store shopping. Time to cancel the holidays? Not quite. Sales this holiday season, a key period for merchants around the U.S., are expected to grow between 1% and 1.5% this year, resulting in up to $1.2 trillion in overall...
    The whole world is watching — including investors and public health specialists — as more than 30 biotech and pharmaceutical companies race to develop a safe Covid-19 vaccine. But there's a big question lingering over the process: How do we balance safety with speed? The process is moving quickly with several vaccine candidates entering late stage...
    RIVERSIDWE (KABC) -- With so many public and school libraries, plus book stores, shut down due to the pandemic, it's not that easy to find a book these days. And it's especially challenging for students.But in an age of social media and streaming networks, there is still room for a good book. And in this...
    DALLAS – A day after informing customers that it had been hacked by an unknown intruder, a major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments —including posting election data online— said the impact appeared limited and there is no reason to believe its customers were affected. Tyler Technologies' website remained offline Thursday,...
    DALLAS (AP) — A day after informing customers that it had been hacked by an unknown intruder, a major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments —including posting election data online— said the impact appeared limited and there is no reason to believe its customers were affected. Tyler Technologies’ website remained offline...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claimed Thursday, falsely, that President Donald Trump told people to “swallow Clorox.” Pelosi was commenting on the president’s response to a question by Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem, who asked Wednesday whether Trump would commit to a peaceful transfer of power, “win, lose, or draw.” Trump — who...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden answered a question Wednesday about his mental fitness for office by declaring: “I am not the guy who said to inject bleach in your arm.” Biden was conducting a masked, socially-distant interview with Cullen Browder of Raleigh, North Carolina’s NBC affiliate WRAL: Q: For those North Carolina voters … who...
    Reuters September 24, 2020 0 Comments The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee chaired by Republican Senator Roger Wicker will issue subpoenas to the chief executives of Twitter Inc , Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc if they do not agree to testify at a hearing on Oct. 1. The hearing will discuss a legal immunity...
    Bears-Falcons Preview Order Our Country Living Calendar Today! Dow gains 200 points in choppy Thursday action with technology shares powering up MARKET SNAPSHOT © Getty Images Stock indexes saw gains firm midday Thursday, but trade was turbulent, reflecting a market that is struggling to find its footing amid signs of softening economic data and...