Do You Need Hands To Buy A Big Mac?

Tech giant Google Inc GOOG 1.42% GOOGL 1.6% is testing a new app that would allow shoppers to make payments using only their voices. The technology of hands-free payment could soon be making the check-out process a breeze.

How It Works

Once customers have downloaded Google’s hands-free payment app on their phone, all they would have to do to make a payment is to stand in front of the cash register and say their name to the cashier. A Bluetooth sensor would detect the app and bill the customer.

Although details of the process are not yet clear, Time speculates that the Bluetooth sensor would identify that the phone is nearby at the time of the purchase. Users will also receive a phone notification when a purchase is made.

Work In Progress

When discussing the technology at its annual developers conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Google emphasized…

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