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Amazon’s New Hand Payment Technology Could Change In-Store Shopping Forever

New Amazon technology, introduced at two Amazon Go stores this week, lets shoppers pay for purchases by holding their hands over a scanner. The system, called Amazon One, may herald a new way of identifying yourself and paying for things that could change the way people shop, enter concerts, use public transportation, and many other things.

You’ve probably used a fingerprint scanner or facial recognition to unlock your smartphone. You already know that your voice and your retinas can be used to positively identify you and give you access to your various devices, and possibly to secure government or corporate facilities. Amazon’s new Amazon One technology takes biometrics a step further by allowing shoppers to pay for purchases with a simple scan of their palms.

To stave off privacy concerns, the company says it is encrypting biometric data before storing it in the cloud, and that the data will be

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Get a $100 Amazon gift card when you sign up for Amazon’s Prime Rewards Visa

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This is a pretty hard offer to pass up, especially with Prime Day just around the corner.


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There are Prime Day deals you can get right now and Prime Day credits you can earn by shopping in Amazon stores. But this may be the biggest news yet: For a limited time, if you sign up for an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card, you’ll get a $100 Amazon gift card. And not in four to six weeks or anything like that; it’s awarded as soon as you’re approved. That means you can have it at the ready for Prime Day on Oct. 13 and 14.

Previously $70, that $100 gift card is a pretty serious perk. This is not a one-and-done proposition, however: The no-annual-fee Visa also pays you 5% back on just about everything you buy from Amazon and Whole Foods. You get 2% back at restaurants,

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Amazon’s Personal Shopping Subscription expands to men’s fa

Amazon’s personal shopping subscription, which just started this July for women, has now expanded into men’s fashion. The subscription service is priced at just $4.99 a month with a box curated just for you, full of clothing, shoes, and accessories. Just in time for fall, this is a perfect way to elevate your wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for casual wear or a look for a date night, this box has you covered. When the box arrives at your doorstep, you have seven days to try the clothing out and buy what you decide to keep. Head below the jump to find out even more details about Amazon’s personal shopping subscription.

“Some of the top motivators men asked to use this service for include convenience of having someone else shop for them, help putting together outfits, improvement of their existing wardrobe and guidance to keep up with trends,” Amazon said.

What’s

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Amazon’s personal shopping subscription now includes men’s fashion

Amazon’s personal shopping subscription service, launched in July for women’s fashion, is now available for men (via TechCrunch). “Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe” will now offer thousands of menswear items from brands like Adidas, Lacoste, Scotch 7 Soda, Levi’s and Carhartt, along with its own exclusive Amazon Essentials and GoodThreads labels.



a man sitting on a bench: Amazon expands its personal shopper subscription to men's fashion


Amazon expands its personal shopper subscription to men’s fashion

The $5 per month service allows you to order personalized clothing, shoes and accessories sent directly to your house, try them on and return items you don’t like. Stylists with experience in fashion and retail can also curate a selection of items based on your style, fit and budget, or help you dress for a job interview, wedding or other occasion.

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“Some of the top motivators men asked to use this service for include convenience of having someone else shop for them, help putting together outfits, improvement

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Prime Day, Amazon’s Premier Shopping Event, Will Take Place Oct. 13-14

After Prime Day didn’t take place this past July due to Covid-19 issues, no one really thought Amazon would cancel its biggest shopping event of the year. Last week, rumors of a new date began to circulate, and now the brand has finally confirmed that Prime Day will take place on Oct. 13… and Oct. 14. The ecommerce behemoth is breaking with tradition once again by extending the sales event to two days.

Per a statement from Amazon’s chief of worldwide consumer business, Jeff Wilke, this year’s double-feature Prime Day is being billed as the “the perfect opportunity for Prime members to get their holiday shopping done early from the comfort of their homes.” 

The event began as a single day in 2015. For its fifth Prime Day in 2019, Amazon rolled out a new 48-hour format for the shopping extravaganza. According to Adobe Analytics, by the end of the

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