Apple iPhone 8 could include facial recognition, Amazon makes free shipping more affordableIn today's tech news, Apple acquires an Israeli facial recognition software startup and Amazon lowers its minimum spend for free shipping to $35 from $49. And Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload, could finally be extradited to the US to face copyright infringement...
This is CNET, and here are the stories that matter right now. Apple has reportedly required Israeli startup RealFace, which makes facial recognition software for phone user authentication. The news fits with recent rumors that predict the upcoming iPhone 8 will use facial recognition to unlock the handset, rather than a passkey or the fingerprint scanner. Israeli business news site catalyst reported the news on Sunday estimating the deal to be worth a couple of million dollars. Amazon has lowered its minimum spend for free two day shipping to $35. Though the change puts the retail giant on par with Walmart.com's free delivery amount Amazon has not specified its reasons for the decrease. The threshold which previously was $49 applies to shoppers who are not prime members. German Finnish tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom could be extradited to the US after alleged copyright offenses. After years fighting the order in New Zealand courts, the founder of the now defunct file sharing site Megaupload Faced a significant setback today when Justice Murray Gilbert found him eligible for expedition. Along with two others Dotcom is also wanted for trial on counts of conspiracy to commit racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app that's available for iOS and Android. [BLANK_AUDIO]