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If Amazon were to venture beyond the web in favor of a more tangible medium to peddle its wares, it might consider something like Telepresence Tech's new telepresence kiosk for the job. We got a surprise demo of the system at a Samsung event today and came away intrigued. The technology renders 2D images that float and rotate in space, giving retailers a way to let customers see their products as if they were actually there, and at a fraction of the cost -- about $1.50 per hour -- of paying meatbags to man a traditional brick-and-mortar store. A separate touchscreen lets shoppers scroll through available items, speak face to virtual face with customer service, and make purchases. Check the gallery to see more of what our retail future looks like.
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/23/t...o-a-mall-near/
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There are far too many Americans who distrust companies to protect their financial/personal data online, can't say that I blame them either...

With all the hacking going on at all levels, even I'm scared to put that information out there...

Looks cool though, nice story + Rep..
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I remember when i bought my first rig from tigerdirect - they called to verify the credit card too even 5 years back. No retailer usually even does that yet alone what i just went through 2 hours ago for my gtx 590.

After ordering my gtx 590 from tiger direct - ive never seen more security for a $750 purchase. It asked me for the CCID number (usually security, not ccid), my social security, and security questions i made for my credit card.

Amazon nor newegg do any of that even for 1-2k purchases
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