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Beyond Cell Phone Wallets, Biometrics Promise Truly Wallet-Free Future

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Fujitsu PalmSecure

Fujitsu's PalmSecure system can be used for securityand identification.

Ever since Google announced that its Android phones would be equipped with a "digital wallet" that allows users to pay for things simply by touching their phone to a pad, interest in our wallet-free future has taken off. Long in use in Asia and especially Japan, the enabling technology, Near Field Communication, has allowed users to more or less completely replace credit cards with phones—yet the technology has languished in the U.S.

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