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  • KFC China Customers Can Pay with Their Faces

    09/04/2017 9:23:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | Elisabeth Sherman September 01, 2017 | Elisabeth Sherman September 01, 2017
    Back in January, Food and Wine reported that KFC China would be introducing a facial recognition system that would predict your order (it’s not as creepy as it sounds). Now it looks like the brand is enhancing that technology with additional features. According to Reuters, the system lets customers pay by face, just by approaching one of the store's newly unveiled monitors. The new device is located at a KFC outpost in the city of Hangzhou. The facial recognition system is called Smile to Pay, and it’s being featured at a Yum Brands (the company behind KFC) so-called concept store...
  • Wisconsin Company Three Square Market to Microchip Employees

    07/24/2017 1:23:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/24/2017
    A Wisconsin company is to become the first in the US to microchip employees. Three Square Market is offering to implant the tiny radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip into workers' hands for free - and says everyone will soon be doing it. The rice grain-sized $300 (£230) chip will allow them to open doors, log in to computers and even purchase food. And so far, 50 employees have signed up for the chance to become half-human, half-walking credit card. But far from being some sort of dystopian nightmare, Three Square Market's Patrick McMullan believes everyone will soon be wanting their own...
  • Cyborgs at work: employees getting implanted with microchips

    04/03/2017 7:20:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    AP ^ | April 3, 2017 | James Brooks
    The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee's hand. Another "cyborg" is created. What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The company offers to implant its workers and startup members with microchips the size of grains of rice that function as swipe cards: to open doors, operate printers, or buy smoothies with a wave of the hand.
  • Lady Iniquity in an Ephah...Zechariah pt 7

    Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon...
  • Bill Would Allow Government to Locate People With Tracking Devices

    12/11/2016 4:45:41 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 45 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | December 11, 2016 | Ali Meyer
    Measure intended to protect people with disabilities who have wandered away A bill meant to help those with developmental disabilities would allow government agencies to locate people with tracking devices, which has some concerned the measure gives the federal government too much authority and power. In 2008, Kevin Curtis Wills, a 9-year-old boy with autism, jumped into a river near a park and drowned. In 2014, a 14-year-old boy with autism, Avonte Oquendo, left his school and drowned in a river. Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.), who chairs the Congressional Autism Caucus and the Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force, introduced a...
  • Strange Injury on Hillary’s Face – What is This?

    10/25/2016 12:11:04 PM PDT · by Ed Jenner · 89 replies
    Conservative Angle ^ | October 25, 2016
    Everyone knows Hillary isn’t healthy. Between her strange coughing attacks and the unknown man following her around with an Epi-Pen, it’s plain as day that there is something wrong with her. Something VERY STRANGE was on Hillary's FACE at her rally in New Hampshire. What is going on here? Did she fall? Cut herself? Is it an Implant!? This isn’t the first time Hillary has showed up to an event with strange injuries, either. At the Democrat Convention when Hillary accepted the nomination, she had a weird hole in her tongue. Have a look at the pictures for yourself, maybe...
  • Stores to customers: "Cash not welcome here"

    08/13/2016 9:00:07 AM PDT · by upchuck · 164 replies
    See BS News ^ | August 12, 2016 | Aimeee picchi
    ... Some merchants such as SweetGreen, a salad chain, refuse to open their registers for cash, telling customers they can pay only with mobile payments or cards. With some newer vending machines, only a card or mobile wallet will get that cold Coca-Cola to roll down the chute. The stance may appear un-American -- after all, currency is considered legal tender for all debts or dues -- but the Treasury permits private businesses to set their own policies, which means going cashless is fine with Uncle Sam. "What we've seen is a push toward electric payments because of convenience, especially...
  • You Can’t Leave Home Without It: A Temporary Tattoo Could Replace Your Credit Card

    05/10/2016 11:37:11 AM PDT · by JOAT · 48 replies
    Credit.com ^ | 5/9/16 | James LaDue
    If you’ve ever been to a music festival, sports stadium or any other crowded event, you may have been concerned about carrying a purse or wallet, which can not only be cumbersome, but can make you the target of pickpockets. And the alternative of carrying a solitary plastic credit card isn’t much better since they can easily slip out of your pocket. Those concerns might disappear in the not-so-distant future, thanks to technology being developed for ultra-thin, contactless payment stickers similar to temporary tattoos. MC10, a healthcare technology company, is developing tattoo wearables that can affix to a payer’s body...
  • Fingerprints to be tested as ‘currency’

    04/08/2016 10:35:08 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 42 replies
    The Japan News ^ | 8 Apr 16 | Yomiuri Shimbun
    Starting this summer, the government will test a system in which foreign tourists will be able to verify their identities and buy things at stores using only their fingerprints. The government hopes to increase the number of foreign tourists by using the system to prevent crime and relieve users from the necessity of carrying cash or credit cards. It aims to realize the system by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The experiment will have inbound tourists register their fingerprints and other data, such as credit card information, at airports and elsewhere. Tourists would then be able to...
  • It’s time to kill the $100 bill

    02/16/2016 8:05:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    washington post ^ | February 16 at 7:00 AM | Lawrence H. Summers
    The fact that - as Sands points out - in certain circles the 500 euro note is known as the "Bin Laden" confirms the arguments against it. Sands' extensive analysis is totally convincing on the linkage between high denomination notes and crime. He is surely right that illicit activities are facilitated when a million dollars weighs 2.2 pounds as with the 500 euro note rather than more than 50 pounds as would be the case if the $20 bill was the high denomination note. And he is equally correct in arguing that technology is obviating whatever need there may ever...
  • Company Developing ‘Tech Tattoos’ That Track Medical, Financial Info « CBS New York

    01/31/2016 10:28:43 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | 01/31/2016 | CBS
    Company Developing ‘Tech Tattoos’ That Track Medical, Financial Info « CBS New York http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/01/29/tech-tattoos-chaotic-moon/
  • Apple boss: Next generation of children 'will not know what money is'

    11/11/2015 3:58:48 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 70 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11 Nov 15 | Dan Hyde
    Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, makes bold prediction about the death of cash as he promotes Apple Pay alternative Tim Cook, the chief executive of technology giant, forecast the death of cash by the time current university students have a family. Cash is still used for more than half of payments by consumers, according to Payments UK, the industry body, but its popularity is falling as people switch to cards and smartphone apps such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet.
  • Precursor to the Mark of the Beast?

    04/04/2015 11:00:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    A few years ago, while visiting family in Maryland, I attended church with my brother. It was a very hip contemporary church. The pastor, who looked in his early forties, wore a shirt and jeans. I saw a parishioner with a Mohawk haircut and others with tattoos. This is not a judgment, merely an observation that the congregation was very racially diverse, as well as in their attire. The topic of the pastor's sermon was homosexuality. He disclosed that his sister is a homosexual. Folks, filled with national statistics and documented facts, the pastor delivered the most loving and compassionate...
  • Venezuela to install finger scanners to tackle shortages

    03/08/2015 2:24:16 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 49 replies
    Y! via Associated Propaganda ^ | 21 (or 22?) hours ago (3/7/15) | Associated Press By HANNAH DREIR
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela will begin installing some 20,000 fingerprint scanners at supermarkets nationwide in a bid to stamp out hoarding and panic buying, which the government blames for long lines and widespread shortages of basic goods. ... On Saturday, President Nicolas Maduro said that seven large private retail chains had voluntarily agreed to install the scanners. "I ask for the the comprehension of all of Venezuela, to understand this problem, because there is a lot of manipulation taking place," Maduro said at the inauguration of a state-run supermarket. Economists say the effort is bound to fail. They blame...
  • Swedish company implants microchips in its staff which lets them use the photocopier and pay

    01/31/2015 2:02:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 31, 2015 | Keiligh Baker
    A Swedish company has implanted microchips in its staff which allows them to use the photocopier, open security doors and even pay for their lunch. It is hoped that eventually around 700 employees from the Epicenter hi tech office block in Stockholm may eventually have the chips implanted into the back of their hands. The chips use radio-frequency identification (RFID) and are about the same size as a grain of rice.
  • Jury Awards $150K to Evangelical Christian Fired for Refusing 'Mark of the Beast'

    01/27/2015 3:58:58 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 92 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 1/23/15 | Leonardo Blair
    An evangelical Christian who said he was forced to retire from his job as a general laborer at Consol Energy/Consolidation Coal Co.'s mining operations in Mannington, West Virginia, for his religious beliefs was awarded $150,000 in compensatory damages last Thursday by a federal jury. Senior Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. is also expected to determine other compensation owed to the ex-employee, Beverly R. Butcher, at a later hearing, according to a report in The Exponent Telegram. The U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit on behalf of Butcher against Consol Energy in September 2013 after the company refused...
  • The Negative Aspects of a "Cashless" Society

    01/25/2015 9:05:00 AM PST · by Scooter100 · 67 replies
    Scooter100
    The current rumblings about a "cashless" society are troubling. Currently, I like the anonymity of cash and I typically pay cash for all items under about $200....books, magazines, pharmacy, liquor store, groceries, tips, etc. What will YOU miss if we lose our traditional currency? (I'll start the ball rolling...) - How do I pay the neighbor's kid for mowing my lawn?
  • Is this interactive tattoo the future of 'wearable' technology? Fitbit makers plan...

    10/18/2014 9:00:57 PM PDT · by Ezekiel · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 October 2014 | By Charlene Adams for MailOnline
    Is this interactive tattoo the future of 'wearable' technology? Fitbit makers plan interactive inking implanted in the skin The future of 'wearable' technology may be a sub-dermal tattoo currently called 'Project Underskin,' it may be on the market in the next five years •It will be implanted into the skin with a visible tattoo in the thumb's knuckle and a larger, invisible tattoo in the palm •The tattoo would interact with everything the person touches •The tattoo would be able to unlock doors, monitor vitality, protect credit card information and more
  • This Could Be the Most Secure Password Ever

    09/18/2014 6:40:54 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 40 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 9/17/14 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    Scientists are using your heart as a security authenticator RECOMMENDED FOR YOU Netropolitan: Facebook For The Rich Or Respite From Snark? Besides Scotland, Where Else is Secession Possible? Speak Up: Stop Bullying I Attorney General Eric Holder I Cartoon Network by Taboola In the wake of serious security breaches in the last year, from the pilfering of Target customers’ credit card information to the celebrity iCloud selfie-hack, it’s easy to feel digitally naked. Your current best options—like making your password something along the lines of “**_^XBE47>>” or using two-step verification—also have their shortcomings, which has inspired a crop of enterprising...
  • Is there a microchip implant in your future?

    08/30/2014 3:42:26 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/29/2014 | Fox News
    You can inject one under your skin and no one will ever notice. Using short-range radio frequency identification (RFID) signals, it can transmit your identity as you pass through a security checkpoint or walk into a football stadium. It can help you buy groceries at Wal-Mart. In a worst-case scenario – if you are kidnapped in a foreign country, for example – it could save your life. Microchip implants like the ones pet owners use to track their dogs and cats could become commonplace in humans in the next decade. Experts are divided on whether they’re appropriate for people, but...