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Amazon customers in Seattle can soon just wave their palm to enter stadiums, offices

Seattle: 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 Kumar, vice president of…

Home working and local lockdowns hindering jobs recovery, research suggests

Job vacancies have fallen by nearly 50 per cent across the UK as home working and local lockdowns continue to hinder recovery, according to new research. Aberdeen recorded the sharpest decrease of any area with a 75 per cent decline in work postings compared to last year. Edinburgh, Belfast and the West Sussex town of…

Federal judge hints at blocking Trump’s order banning TikTok

Washington: A federal judge Thursday urged the Trump administration to consider delaying a ban on new downloads of the popular video app TikTok and hinted he might block the government’s order set to take effect on Sunday. Judge Carl Nichols made the comments at a hastily called telephone hearing where TikTok argued a ban, even…

Apple marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities by highlighting hidden iPhone features

Apple has marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a new, devoted site and by drawing interest to a range of features in its devices. The new accessibility site is aimed at allowing people to “learn about ways to personalise their Apple products to work the way they want”, Apple said. It draws…

Michael van Gerwen: ‘I always liked to play in front of crowds. I’m a bit of a show-off’ | Jonathan Liew

Interview Michael van Gerwen doesn’t know what climate change is. I mean, he’s aware of the concept. But the phrase is new to him. “I’m not even interested in that,” he says from his home in the south of the Netherlands. “I ain’t got any power over it. People all have opinions about the news,…

Tech This Week | Facebook services integration comes with trade-offs

In case you are interested in technology policy, you might have heard rumours about Facebook trying to merge its services, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, for a few years now. The very idea of the move has proven to be controversial since its inception. Earlier this week, Facebook allowed select users on Messenger and Instagram to…

Amazon to buy podcast network Wondery, report says

Amazon is in talks to acquire podcast network Wondery for a potential price of $300 million (£223 million). Wondery is the world’s largest independent podcast producer, with more than 100 podcasts in production, and the sixth-largest podcast publisher in the US. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, which cited people familiar with…