You’ll no longer need your wallet while shopping at Whole Foods if their new payment method takes off. According to the New York Post, the Amazon-owned grocery chain is testing out letting Prime members use their handprint rather than credit cards or cash at the checkout. Right now the technology is being used at the company’s New York offices, where employees can grab goodies from the vending machines by waving their hand over the reader. The Post says the rollout of the project, named “Orville,” could begin as early as next year, then going nationwide soon after.
Amazon's new biometric payment project codenamed 'Orville' can reportedly scan your hand and process your Whole Foods purchase in less than 300 milliseconds. Good thing there aren't any security or privacy concerns to be had.https://t.co/4CtLnjuI3r pic.twitter.com/NLbkkq9BkP
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