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Residents in China can now pay using the palm of their hands

Residents in China can now pay using the palm of their hands
Jun 6 2023 Share

Chinese citizens now have the capability of paying for items using the palm of their hand and leaving their phones and wallets at home. 

On May 21st, WeChat Pay released a new ‘palm payment’ method, which allows users to complete transactions by waving their hand over a device. 

According to Tencent, the technology, which was developed by the YouTu artificial intelligence lab, relies on surface-level palm prints and the hand’s veins. 

This is aimed at improving efficiency and simplifying user experience, with the company saying that this could help for persons with disabilities and the elderly. 

As of yet, the service is only available for residents in mainland China who completed identify verification and can be used in certain metro stations. The plan is to roll it out to restaurants, offices and other establishments. 

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Football legend Mauro Camoranesi becomes Floriana coach

Football legend Mauro Camoranesi becomes Floriana coach
Jun 6 2023 Share

2006 World Cup winner and former Juventus star Mauro German Camoranesi has just been appointed coach of Floriana FC. 

Set to replace Gianluca Atzori, who stepped down from his role late last May, Camoranesi will now be leading ‘the club’s new technical project with the sole aim to help Floriana Football Club reach new heights’, the club explained. 

The club, of course, welcomed him with open arms and with a public statement, saying that they are ready to redefine the club’s essence and embark on an exciting journey together. 

Camoranesi boasts an extensive football career, beginning in 1995 Argentina. He joined Verona in 2000 before getting a transfer to Serve A champions Juventus in 2002. 

He played in the UEFA Euro 2004, UEFA Euro 2008, the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, as well as in 2006 and 2010’s FIFA World Cup. 

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Apple Vision Pro: Apple’s Augmented Reality Headset

Apple Vision Pro: Apple's Augmented Reality Headset
Jun 6 2023 Share

Apple has officially announced its augmented reality headset called Apple Vision Pro, which CEO Tim Took describes as the first Apple product you look through, and not at. 

Looking like a pair of ski goggles, the AR headset works by using the eyes, hands and voice to navigate through apps and the digital world. 

With a price tag currently set at a whopping $3,499 and with a launch set for early 2024 in the US, the headset can switch between augment and full virtual reality. 

Users can browse through app icons in an operating system called visionOS by simply looking at them. They can also tap to select, flick to scroll or talk to the device to give commands. 

The headset also tries to not completely separate you form the people around as the headset will display your eyes with a system called EyeSight. However, if you’re in full VR, a glowing screen will obscure them to suggest you are not available. 

In the works for years, it has suffered various delays before its final release. With competitors sure to come in the form of Meta and the like, it will be a while before this will be up for commercial use. 

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Bolt Malta offering free rides to people donating blood

Bolt Malta offering free rides to people donating blood
Jun 5 2023 Share

Mobility company Bolt has announced the launch of its groundbreaking initiative, the ‘Bolt Blood Drive’ program. Partnering up with Blood Donation Malta – NBTS (National Blood Transfusion Service), Bolt is offering complimentary and hassle-free rides for all blood donors, ensuring their journey is both comfortable and safe.

 

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With the aim of increasing blood donations and making the process more convenient, the ‘Bolt Blood Drive’ program is set to have a significant impact on the local community. By eliminating transportation barriers, Bolt is encouraging more individuals to step forward and contribute to this life-saving cause.

If you’re interested in participating or want more information about this incredible service, you can contact the Blood Transfusion Service on 79307307 or 21234767.

This collaboration between Bolt and Blood Donation Malta – NBTS is not only changing the way people commute but also fostering a sense of community and support for a vital cause.

So, why wait? Grab this opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Support the ‘Bolt Blood Drive’ program, donate blood, and Bolt will take care of your transportation needs. Together, let’s save lives and create a stronger, healthier community.

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