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Amazon: riconoscimento della mano per i pagamenti al supermercato
Amazon starebbe sperimentando un nuovo metodo di pagamento per i suoi supermercati Whole Foods basato sul riconoscimento della mano. Il New York Post ha spiegato che secondo diverse fonti autorevoli alcuni dipendenti degli uffici Amazon di New York starebbero testando questa tecnologia biometrica – chiamata “Orville” –  con una serie di distributori automatici di bibite e snack. Le fonti spiegano che gli attuali sensori sarebbero in grado di riconoscere le mani senza bisogno di contatto fisico. (Fonte: Retail Institute Italy)

Palo Alto Networks intends to acquire Zingbox for $75M
Palo Alto Networks surely loves to buy security startups. Today it added to its growing collection when it announced its intent to acquire IoT security startup Zingbox for $75 million. The company had raised $23.5 million, according to Crunchbase data. The three co-founders, Xu Zou, May Wang and Jianlin Zeng, will be joining Palo Alto after the sale is official. With Zingbox, the company gets IoT security chops, something that is increasingly important as companies deploy internet-connected smart devices and sensors. While these tools can greatly benefit customers, they also often carry a huge security risk. (Fonte: TechCrunch)

Deutsche Telekom 5G network goes live in 5 German cities
Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday its 5G mobile network had gone live in five German cities, timing the launch for maximum impact on the opening day of the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin. The German market leader paid 2.2 billion euros ($2.5 billion) for 5G spectrum at a recent auction and the regulator has just unlocked access to the 3.6 Gigahertz band that will power its initial 5G offering. Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Bonn and Darmstadt now offer local 5G services with bandwidth of up to 1 gigabit per second. Hamburg and Leipzig will follow by the end of the year, with 20 German cities to be covered through 2020, Deutsche Telekom said in a statement. (Fonte: Reuters)

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