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Google's Project Soli is using radar technology

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Up to now we know gesture-based controls only as systems which are usually attached to video game consoles like the Microsoft Kinect. But this is awesome. Google's Project Soli replaces the physical controls of devices - not even a screen or other surface is needed - you use only your hand and familiar movements with your fingers and Soli capture your movements by radar.



The Project Soli team started with a device which was about the size of a pizza box to about the size of an SD card in less then a year. They announced that they will have more end of the year. I am very curious to see more.

Watch the video for an introduction to Google's smashing idea and approach.
It's very very impressive.




ALDI NORD / NORTH accept NFC payment for purchases

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Aldi has 9,000 stores in 18 countries and is the leading discount supermarket chain in Germany.
And ALDI North (ALDI NORD) expects consumers to be able to use the mobile payment method for in-store purchases from now on, the retailer announced on today (June 9th 2015 http://www.aldi-nord.de/aldi_kontaktloses_bezahlen_bei_aldi_nord_1535.html).




NFC - Near-Field-Communication

Innovative technologies such as Near-Field-Communication – NFC –will lead to essential change in the retail world as I mentioned in articles before.

Make good time in the checkout line - Online Payment

From Single via Multi through to Omni Channel Commerce


The NFC chip in either the payment card, credit card etc. or smartphone or any other device securely communicates with the vendor’s electronic device / terminal. At the split of a second the transaction will be approved and the customer is on his way. Both components have to be near to each other, as its name, NFC, implies and both components must be equipped with …