New Pew research shows 7 percent of Americans are living without internet connections

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The Pew Research Center study has shown that the number has dropped considerably. A new study conducted by the Pew Research Center has found that the number of Americans living without internet has dropped substantially in recent years. That said, those who continue to lack a connection to the online world include the elderly, those living in remote regions, and those living in poverty. The percentage of people in the US who aren’t going online has dropped from 15 percent in 2015. Though the current percentage of people living without…

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US Army facial recognition tech to be added to base security measures

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The United States Army is requesting proposals for security system installations using the tech. A new US Army facial recognition security system installation request for proposals has been made. The goal is to have the systems installed at all base entry points. The new systems will require integration with the existing Automated Installation Entry system. In this way, the US Army facial recognition tech would be added to enhance the existing Automated Installation Entry system in place at bases across the United States. The tech being sought includes a biometric…

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Disney pilots Magic Kingdom facial recognition technology

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The Florida theme park is testing out a new type of digital admission system for a limited time. Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is starting a limited time pilot program testing a Magic Kingdom facial recognition admission system. The system is in place at the usual entry points to the park but re-entries are encouraged at the same lanes. “If you return to Magic Kingdom park during our limited-time test, consider entering using the same designated entry points. Re-entering through the same lanes helps us better understand how the…

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QR code Easter egg hunt lets American city kids enjoy contactless celebration

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Kids simply need to scan all the barcodes they find so that they can gain a chance to win a grand prize. Children living Texarcana – located on the boarder between the states of Texas and Arkansas – have the chance to enjoy a unique QR code Easter egg hunt this year. The kids will be able to enjoy hunting for the eggs but in a safe and contactless way this year. Kids who wish to participate in the QR code Easter egg hunt will need their parents’ phones to…

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Figure Pay mobile payments system could offer small and local businesses an advantage

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The new fintech-created system could bring down the cost of digital transactions. Figure Pay, a mobile payments system based is aiming to bring new and more affordable digital transactions to local small businesses. Mobile payments have taken off since the start of the pandemic, but this hasn’t been easy on small businesses. The Figure Pay app was developed by Figure Technologies. That company is a small fintech from Silicon Valley using technology developed in Missoula, Montana. Its goal is to employ blockchain to slash the costs associated with this type…

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