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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Japanese library drops library cards for biometrics

A new public library opening in Naka, Japan will feature "touchless" palm scanners for borrowers according to

"A new city library opening here in October will replace library cards with state-of-the-art biometric technology. Borrowers will hold their palms over a device that identifies people by comparing the pattern of veins in their palms with prerecorded patterns."

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